Kokanee net new records

Vernon Kokanee Swim Club sets new long course records at Kelowna Aqua Jets Invitational.

Four aggregate trophies, five club records and a new B.C. AAA time standard – it was a great meet for the Vernon Kokanee Swim Club at the Kelowna Aqua Jets Long Course Invitational.

Asia Minnes, Nick Phillips and Meredith Levorson each places first overall in their aggregate groups, while Braden Kersey was runner-up in his division.

Minnes swam an Under 10 Girls long course club record in the 100-metre breaststroke in one minute, 31.77 seconds.

Levorson cracked two 11-12 Girls records, clocking a 29.75 in the 50 freestyle, and 2:37.15 in the 200 IM

Paul Czerwonka earned a B.C. AAA standard in the 200 breast with a personal best 2:49.31. Czerwonka will compete at the B.C. AAA Championships, July 5-8, in Richmond.

A total of 19 Kokanee had 100 per cent personal best times: Czerwonka, Sydney Fillion, Indigo Freeman, Jade Freeman, Chloe Grenier, Samuel Grenier, Kersey, Jenika King, Kiah Lee, Levorson, Sean Manchester, Ceilidh McNaughton, Brooke Meeks, Kenyon Neumann, Regan Peace, Joshua Phillips, Kaia Phillips, Nick Phillips, Jordyn Ross and Alexandra Shortt.

This was the first long course meet for Zac Benn, Charles Lemay, Chris Lemay and Aidan Oliphant.

The Kokanee finished third out of 10 competing clubs: Kamloops Classic Swimming, Aqua Jets, Liquid Lightning of Lumby, Shuswap Swimming, Kootenay Swim Club, KISU of Penticton, Williams Lake Bluefins, Wave Riders of Quesnel and the Orca of Summerland.