Kokanee shine in B.C. championships

The Vernon Kokanee Swim Club placed 24th out of 42 teams at the B.C. AAA Short Course Championships in Saanich.

Meredith Levorson finished sixth in the Under 11 girls 800-metre freestyle, shaving 20 seconds off her personal best (PB). She was fourth in the 400-m IM with a PB five minutes, 43.99 seconds, took gold in the 200-m backstroke (PB 2:37.29), eighth in the 200-m butterfly (PB 3:01.73), sixth in 100-m backstroke (1:17.64) and bronze in the 200-m IM.

Jamie Sullivan took 19 seconds off her 800-m freestyle, finishing fourth in the 15-year-old category. Sam Grenier improved by 25 seconds in the 1,500-m freestyle.

In the 4 x 200-m freestyle relay, Christina Slater swam 2:18 in her split, improving her PB by six seconds. In the 100-m backstroke, she was eighth (1:11.87).

Megan Heggenstaller achieved her age-group national and western standard times in the 100-m breast with 1:16.81.

In the 12 girls 400-m IM, Kiah Lee was sixth with 5:46.24. She added a sixth in the 100-m breaststroke (1:20.91), sixth in the 200-m breaststroke, (PB 2:54.28) and fifth in the 200-m IM.

Florian Terpstra, competing in the 14 boys division, rated seventh in the 100-m breaststroke (1:14.34) and seventh in 200-m breaststroke (2:40.15).

In the 200-m butterfly, Wouter Terpstra (16-18 boys) was eighth with 2:20.17.

In International Paralympic Committee (IPC) swimming, Sarah Mehain earned triple-silver, finishing second in the 100-m backstroke (1:33.88), 100-m freestyle (1:24.66) and 50-m freestyle. She was fourth in the 100-m breaststroke (1:52.30).

Head coach Marc Tremblay was extremely pleased with the team’s great effort.