Vernon’s Savannah King races to gold in a freestyle event at the Canada West swim championships last weekend in Lethbridge.

King queen of Canada West championships

Vernon's Savannah King collects four gold medals and one bronze at Canada West swim championships in Lethbridge.

Former Vernon Kokanee Savannah King netted Canada West’s first star of the week for her record-breaking performance at the conference swim championships last weekend in Lethbridge.

King and Coleman Allen, of the UBC Dolphins, combined for 10 gold medals.

A two-time Olympian, the 22-year-old King recorded four gold medals and one bronze in leading the UBC women to a sixth straight Canada West crown.

Allen racked up six gold and one silver in setting three individual Canada West records, helping the Dolphin men earn a second straight title.

For a fourth straight year, King was named the Female Swimmer of the Meet in Lethbridge. Swimming in her final Canada West Championships, the fifth-year Kinesiology student dominated the distance freestyle events, pocketing gold in the 200-metre, 400 and 800 distances. Her other gold was in the 4×200 freestyle relay. She added bronze in the 200 backstroke.

Over her Canada West career, King has collected  20 gold medals, two silver and two bronze.

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