Vernon Kokanee pocket medals at Aqua Jets Invitational

Vernon Kokanee swimmers compete at H2O Adventure and Fitness Centre in Kelowna for the Aqua Jets Fall Invitational.

A total of 35 Vernon Kokanee swimmers made a splash last weekend at the H2O Adventure and Fitness Centre in Kelowna for the Aqua Jets Fall Invitational.

In the Under 10 girls division, Cameron Shortt finished third in the 100-metre IM with a personal best (PB) of one minute, 34.79 seconds, as well as the 800 freestyle (PB 13:46.62).

Other Kokanee podium finishes include:

U11 boys – Jacob Phillips was second in the 800 free (PB 12:55.81); Liam Williamson won gold in the 100 breaststroke (PB 1:49.76) and the 100 backstroke (PB 1:33.02); Matthew Winn took first in the 1,500 free (PB 22:07.41), 200 free (PB 2:41.80) and 200 butterfly (PB 3:08.63), and was second in the 100 breast (PB 1:52.43), 100 IM (PB 1:30.08) and 100 back (PB 1:33.17).

12-13 boys – Mateo Gonzalez Cosio topped the 200 back (2:38.25) to earn his second B.C. AAA qualifying time (he will compete at B.C. AAA championships, Jan. 31-Feb. 3, in Kamloops) and second in the 1,500 free (PB 21:10.55); Landon Hampshire struck silver in the 100 breast (PB 1:25.44), 100 IM (PB 1:16.19), 200 free (PB 2:28.49), 200 fly (PB 3:06.00), and bronze in the 1,500 free (PB 21:21.75); Richard Harrison clocked silver in the 800 free (PB 13:05.73).

12-13 girls – Erin Brown was golden in the 1,500 free (PB 19:56.30), and took silver in the 200 free (PB 2:29 23) and third in the 100 back (1:21.26); Sydney Fillion earned bronze in the 100 breast (1:28.67); Anika Kintzel recorded gold in the 200 breast (PB 3:01.54) and third in the 100 IM (1:18.06); Alexandra Shortt grabbed gold in the 100 breast (PB 1:27.35); and Jaalah Ward secured bronze in the 200 fly (PB 3:07.66).

14-15 boys – Tenri Jinno finished third in both the 1,500 free (PB 19:20.67) and 200 fly(PB 2:39.67).

14-15 girls – Kiah Lee swam to silver in the 200 breast (2:48.79), and third in the 100 (1:12.17) and 200 IM (2:34.66); Meredith Levorson pocketed five gold: 100 breast (1:21.56), 1,500 free (PB 18:07.46), 200 free (2:13.94), 200 IM (PB 2:27.00) and 200 back (2:23.67), and was third in the 200 Fly (PB 2:37.72); Kaia Phillips rated second in the 1,500 free (18:46.58) and third in the 200 breast (PB 3:10.15); and Claudia Sanchez-Cordero earned second in the 100 back (PB 1:16.85).

Over 16 boys – Gaku Fujikawa was second in the 100 breast (1:15.71), 200 IM (PB 2:27.27), 100 back (1:10.59) and 200 fly (PB 2:19.39), and third in the 100 IM (PB 1:07.46); Joshua Phillips collected gold in the 100 breast (PB 1:11.92), 1,500 free (17:18.86), 200 IM (2:19.24) and 100 back (1:05.32), and third in the 200 free (2:20.51) and 200 fly (2:24.97); Chase Walthers ranked third in the 100 back (PB 1:19.65).

Over 16 girls – Kiah Ward was second in the 200 breast (3:23.12) and third in the 200 back (2:46.87).

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