Competitors from eight clubs descended on the Vernon Rec Centre pool for the Vernon Kokanee Swim Club’s annual Fall Invitational last weekend.
The Kelowna Aqua Jets, Summerland Orca, Penticton’s KISU, Shuswap, Kamloops Classic Swimming and Calgary Patriots, featuring 51 athletes, all took to the water.
“It’s great for all the Okanagan teams to have different swimmers to race against,” said Kokanee head coach Renate Terpstra. “The Vernon Kokanee swimmers did an amazing job.”
Kokanee swimmers with 100 per cent personal best times include: Sydney Fillion, Indigo Freeman, Jade Freeman, Chloe Grenier, Samuel Grenier, Braden Kersey, Anika Kintzel, Meredith Levorson, Sean Manchester, Brooke Meeks, Jayden Morrier, Kaia Phillips, Nicholas Phillips, Alexandra Shortt, Florian Terpstra, Chase Walthers and Dara Wasylik.
Swimmers making their AA time standard include Fillion, Kintzel, Manchester, Grenier, Regan Peace and Freeman. Hannah Mehain and Kaia Phillips made their AAA standards.
Swimmers qualifying for age-group nationals are Meredith Levorson and Kiah Lee.
Asia Minnes swam a short course club record in the Under 10 Girls 50-metre breaststroke in 42.20 seconds.
The B.C. AA Championships go Feb. 10-12, in Chilliwack; the AAA championships go, March 1-4, in Surrey; and age-group nationals are july 25-30, in Calgary.
In the Kokanee Jamboree Sunday, Charles-Etienne Lemay cracked the four-minute mark in the 200-m IM, qualifying him for the KAJ Fall Invitational, starting Nov. 26 in Kelowna.
A total of 14 jamboree swimmers swam 100 per cent personal best times: Avril Baldauf, Zac Benn, Erin Brown, Michael Bruton, Kaitlyn Buchholz, Chloe Hainer, Becky Herrick, Morgan Johnson, Graham Johnstone, Jenika King, Quinn Pitcher, Jared Ross, Jaalah Ward and Matthew Winn.