Campbell River Killer Whales swim club members were recognized by Swim BC with T-shirts as a nod to their efforts this season and qualifying for provincial-level competitions. From left to right: Sarah Haugen, Charlize Langlois, Sara Hartman, Kara Beauregard, Katie Millns and Martina Montana. Photo by Campbell River Killer Whales – Facebook

Campbell River swimmers recognized by Swim BC

Competitive swim season was cancelled in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic

A pod of Campbell River Killer Whales swimmers received provincial recognition this summer.

Ten athletes had qualified for various upper-level meets that were suddenly cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic in March. Swimmers were set to go to Saskatoon for Westerns, and to compete at provincial competitions.

Swim BC, the provincial sport body, sent T-shirts out to the athletes to recognize their hard work and accomplishments over the unique season.

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The local swimmers who were recognized include Sarah Haugen, Charlize Langlois, Sarah Hartman, Kara Beauregard, Katie Millns, Martina Montana, Summer Wenger, Niveeda Naicker, Kaya Lathangue and Ricky Millns.

“Congratulations swimmers!” a social media post from the Killer Whales swim club said. “Wear them proudly, you worked hard for them.”

After a summer of alternative training opportunities, the pod is set to return to the pool for practice at Strathcona Gardens this fall as part of B.C’s Phase 3 Return to Sport guidelines.

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Campbell River Killer Whales swim club members were recognized by Swim BC with T-shirts as a nod to their efforts this season and qualifying for provincial-level competitions. From left to right: Summer Wenger, Niveeda Naicker, Kaya Lathangue and Ricky Millns. Photo by Campbell River Killer Whales – Facebook