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K-Whales host meet

Gosha Marazhenko of the Campbell River Killer Whales competes in 100 metre breaststroke heat, last Saturday at the club’s Eliminator Swim Meet at Strathcona Gardens. - Paul Rudan/The Mirror
Gosha Marazhenko of the Campbell River Killer Whales competes in 100 metre breaststroke heat, last Saturday at the club’s Eliminator Swim Meet at Strathcona Gardens.
— image credit: Paul Rudan/The Mirror

The Campbell River Killer Whales hosted clubs from all over Vancouver Island at annual Eliminator Swim Meet last weekend at Strathcona Gardens.

The meet included swimmers from every level within the club, and it was the first time racing for a lot of our own Killer Whales.

It was an exciting weekend, including the 50 Free Eliminator at the end of Saturday and the Mystery Medley race after Sundays racing.

Saturday’s 50 Free Eliminator put the top six 50 freestylers, 13 and over girls, 13 and over boys and 12 and unders in an elimination event.

Killer Whales Conner Skuse and Mackenzie Padington place second in the 13 and over boys and girls finals, while Melayna Beaudin won the 12 and under category.

Sunday afternoon the Mystery medley had the top 200m individual medley swimmers boys and girls race where the order of the four strokes is random and picked out of a hat just seconds before the race.  Padington and Skuse were on top again, both winning their respective races.

It was another fast weekend in the pool for the Killer Whales with Jasmine Skuse breaking the 200 breaststroke 10-and-under record for the third time this season.

Coaches Sarah Rudolf and David Palmer were very proud of their 10 and under swimmers, who all rose to the occasion and attacked all their races. Kaya Lathangue and Regan Moreau did a great job in their 100 freestyle, both doing flipturns at every wall.

Next up for the Killer Whales is the AA Provincial Championships in Surrey, Feb. 8-10.

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