Campbell River makes waves in Nanaimo meet

The club has grown in numbers and were eager to get a fast start to the season

The Campbell River Killer Whales travelled to Nanaimo last weekend for their first competition of the year.

In the previous season the club did not compete at this swim meet as the Strathcona pool was closed due to renovations, however the club has grown in numbers and were eager to get a fast start to the season.

The first event was the  4 x 50 free relay and the Killer Whale’s 10 Under girls were determined to win this event. Melayna Beuadin, Jasmine Skuse, Kasey Lathangue and Aleah Joran dominated the race and the Killer Whales won their first gold of the meet.

Next up was the 11 & 12 girls lead by Cassidy Scott, Jenna Beaudin, Kenney Windle and Mackenzie Paddington out touched Parksville for a gold medal that was with in a fraction off a new club record.

“It was great to watch our relay swims as they really help or club to place second at our first meet. Two years ago we were 7th here, so we are off to a great start” said Head Coach Chris Koopmans

There were contributions from all team members. Conner Skuse led the team with five gold, three silver medal performance. Karlyn Healy age 16, raced her way to two gold medals , one in the 200 breast and the other the 200 back.

“Conner and Karlyn have shown great progress as they both won gold medals  in their weak stroke.   But is was the depth of our swim team that was the real story. Our 10 & unders really show a lot of promise for the future of our club,” Koopmans said.

In the 50 meter fly event Jennifer Miller  and Cassidy Scott both raced their way to a gold medal. Cassidy Scott also established a new club record in this event for girls 11-12 with a time of 33.42.

The Killer Whales were able to amass 28 golds, 27 silver and six bronze medal and place second.  It’s not too  late to join the Campbell River Killer Whale Swim Club, call 250-914-1214 or visit www.crkw.ca

Just Posted

Campbell River RCMP arrest violent offender

Police struggle with suspect and take him down with a taser

Former Campbell Riverite reaches Everest summit

Clayton Matthews’ team got to the top of the world earlier this week

Strathcona Regional District fiscal health gradually improving, staff say

Tax and service revenue was up for the SRD in 2018, while grant money was down

VIDEO: Campbell River highschool event marks Canadian human rights milestone

50th anniversary of the decriminalization of homosexuality

Blaney plan helps seniors late with taxes

Simple solution to important issue: North Island-Powell River MP

UPDATE: B.C. pilot killed in Honduras plane crash

The crash happened in the Roatan Islands area, according to officials

Raptors beat Bucks 118-112 in 2OT thriller

Leonard has 36 points as Toronto cuts Milwaukee’s series lead to 2-1

‘Teams that win are tight’: B.C. Lions search for chemistry at training camp

The Lions added more than 50 new faces over the off-season, from coaching staff to key players

Rescue crews suspend search for Okanagan kayaker missing for three days

71-year-old Zygmunt Janiewicz was reported missing Friday

B.C. VIEWS: Reality of our plastic recycling routine exposed

Turns out dear old China wasn’t doing such a great job

Carbon dioxide at highest levels for over 2.5 million years, expert warns of 100 years of disruption

CO2 levels rising rapidly, now higher than at any point in humanity’s history

B.C. ferry stops to let black bear swim past near Nanaimo

Queen of Oak Bay brakes for wildlife in Nanaimo’s Departure Bay

Mother dead, child in critical condition after carbon monoxide poisoning at Shuswap campground

The woman was found unresponsive insider her tent and the youth was taken via air ambulance to hospital

Canada’s parole officers say correctional system has reached breaking point

About half of Canada’s federal parole officers work inside penitentiaries and correctional institutions

Most Read