The Campbell River Killer Whales Swim Club was ecstatic to take that first jump back into the pool at Strathcona Gardens last week.

Killer Whales jump back into the pool

The Campbell River Killer Whales Swim Club hit the water for a practice in their own pool for the first time in more than six months.

On Mon., Feb. 28 the Killer Whales were able to get back into the Strathcona Gardens swimming pool.

Although there is still on going construction, the swim club can now get back to regular training and continue to pursue their goals.

“I know our swimmers learned quite a bit about themselves during the renovations and are now looking towards the future with a renewed confidence. If you can do best times under those circumstances, imagine what can be accomplished in the weeks ahead with un-interrupted training,” said head coach Chris Koopmans, referring to his team’s success in recent swim meets.

With the renovation behind them, the club will now embark on building a team that the community can be proud of, said Koopmans.

“Our club really came together over the past few months and I believe that our swimmers have developed long lasting  friendships with their fellow teammates.

They also learned how to stay positive under difficult circumstances and now this will lead to positive results,” said Koopmans.

Swimming is not only a great cardiovascular fitness and endurance but helps with general strength, flexibility and motor skills.

Swimmers as young as age 6, start in the Killer Whales Swim School and gradually progress through the levels.

Over the next two weeks, the swim club will be having FREE swim skill assessments for any who are interested in joining.

There is also an opportunity for swimmers to improve their skills during Spring Break (March 18-25) at the Killer Whales Skills Camp.

For more information please call Chris Koopmans at 250-914-1214 or e-mail him at Chris@crkw.ca.

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