The Campbell River Killer Whales had some outstanding swim results at the Island Pacific Cup in Victoria on Nov. 8-10.
More than 35 Killer Whales raced in Commonwealth Pool and the results were outstanding with three new club records and a trio of swimmers qualified for higher level championship meets.
One of the superstars of the weekend was Cianna Dunn, who broke two club records in the 200 butterfly and 400 individual medley (IM) in the 12 and under girl’s category. Both swims were best times.
Mackenzie Padington also broke the club record in the 400 IM in the 13 and 14 age group, breaking her own record from last season, which is great for so very early in the season.
Kasey Lathangue, Deigo Alvarez de Lorenzana, Travis Lathangue and Lilan Forsyth all had outstanding meets as well with several best times.
Kasey Lathangue’s 400 free on Saturday had three best times in one event which is always the making of a great race.
Alvarez de Lorenzana raced four finals plus a relay Saturday night getting best times in all his races.
Emilie Diemer swam at her first Pacific Cup which can be intimidating for any level of swimmer. She had a big smile on her face through the whole weekend and raced her heart out in her individual races and relays.
Julia Alguire and Sydney Boyle swam to their second AAA time standard in 100 free and 400 free respectively, qualifying them for Swim BC’s AAA Championships at the end of January.
Aleah Jordan, swimming in a very tough age group, swam fast enough to get her first AA time and came so close in many of her other races to getting another.
The Killer Whales host the Winter Classicat Strathcona Gardens on Dec. 1.