A strong team contingent of 33 swimmers travelled down Island to participate in the Vancouver Island Club Championship Swim Meet, held in Victoria this past weekend. CRKW reestablished some Island dominance in the pool both individually, but most importantly, as a team.
The young, rebuilding squad pulled off a small miracle, placing third overall among the many Island Clubs. It had been four years since the local squad had attained such results. CRKW swimmers rose to the occasion, taking on teams from Vancouver Island and even from the Lower Mainland. At the conclusion of the meet, CRKW amassed over 2,000 team points, to place them in third spot.
“Our goal going in was to attain a top four placing, and, hopefully, with some great swimming, make a push for third place,” said Coach Dave Healy. “To beat the teams that we did was a real great accomplishment and something that this young group of swimmers should be proud of”
“Every swimmer regardless of skill level rose to the occasion and this is why we were successful.”
Not to go unnoticed was some outstanding individual performances. Melayna Beaudin was a multiple Gold Medal winner in the 10 and under category. Alongside of her was Jasmine Skuse, who also hit the podium on numerous occasions. The 10 and under relay team consisting of the already mentioned Beaudin and Skuse, combine with Gage Windle, and Aleah Jordan for great swimming. The 10 and under “B” team pulled off a huge upset placing third overall. Such a strong showing demonstrated dominance from CRKW in the younger Age Groups.
Connor Skuse, Mackenzie Padington and Jenna Beaudin continued their strong dominance of their swim specialties.