Vernon Kokanee Swim Club members Meredith Levorson (left) and Kelsey Fillion swam well at the Canadian Age Group finals in Calgary.

Vernon Kokanee Swim Club members Meredith Levorson (left) and Kelsey Fillion swam well at the Canadian Age Group finals in Calgary.

Vernon Kokanee Swim Club pair sizzle at finals

Meredith Levorson and Kelsey Fillion raced at the Canadian Age Group Championships in Calgary

Meredith Levorson and Kelsey Fillion finished off their swim seasons in style.

The Vernon Kokanee Swim Club duo raced at the Canadian Age Group Championships in Calgary.

Levorson had a very successful swim meet with four new personal best times in the 200 backstroke (2 minutes 23.71 seconds), 100 freestyle (58.03), 800 free (9:20.95), and the 200 free (2:06.35).

Her new best time in the 100 free, 58.03, set a new club record for senior girls, which was set just three weeks earlier at the AAA provincial championships in Victoria in a time of 58.82.

Levorson swam to five A finals at the national event.

In the 100 and 200 free, she came close to a medal position and finished in fourth place. She was fifth in the 400 free and placed seventh in the 50- and 800 freestyle races.

Levorson went on to compete at Canada’s top summer swim meet, the Canadian Championships in Edmonton.

There, she made three finals swims in the B finals and also finished as first alternate in the 200 free.

In the 200 individual medley, Levorson posted a best time by 2.48 seconds, finishing in 14th place in a time of 2:23.52. It was fast enough for a new senior national time.

In the 50 free, she finished in 15th place overall in a time of 26.93. In the 100 free, Levorson advanced to finals again and finished in 17th place with a solid time of 58.51. The 200 free was a strong morning swim of 2:07.47, but she finished in 21st place just outside the finals.

Fillion finished the age group championships with a ninth place in the 100 free and 12th in the 50 free while fighting sickness.

She was coming off a very successful provincial swim meet three weeks ago in Victoria, placing second in her 50 and 100 free events and took one-and-a-half seconds off her 100 free with a 1:00.10 time.

‘I am looking forward to next season as our team is growing stronger and swimmers are beginning to see what kind of results are possible with good focus and determination,” said Kokanee head coach Steven Vander Meulen. “With our club celebrating its 50th year in the community, we will be looking to build on our success of the past and move forward into the next 50 years.”