The Campbell River Killer Whales made a huge splash in Duncan recently, winning 36 medals and taking third place at the Spring Invitational, March 13.
“I believe our swimmers came to Duncan with a lot of confidence as they now have been back in the pool regularly, pushing each other to swim faster,” said Chris Koopmans, head coach.
Killer Whale swimmer had over 75 top eight finishes at the meet.
In the 10 & under Boys Division, Cole Reid won a bronze medal in the 50-metre backstroke.Bradley Cooke (8 years) pushed himself to win one gold and one silver at his first swim meet ever. Gage Windle (7) the youngest Killer Whale, came third in the 200-metre freestyle,achieving a silver in the 100 backstroke. Travis Lathangue and Cameron King and Liam May also raced their way to top eight places.
In the 13 & 14 Boys division Austin Johnson won the 200 backstroke and 100 IM, along with a bronze medal and new best time in the 50-metre freestlye. Conner Milligan challenged himself in a new event, the 200-metre backstroke in which he came third.
Mackenzie Paddington and Jenna Beaudin went one, two in the 200-metre freestlye. The two girls combined for four gold medals and four silver medals. Kennedy Windle also competed in the 11 & 12 division, winning four silver medals.
Natalie Fair was third in the 100 breaststroke. Sydney Boyle, Cianna Dunn and Aleah Jordan combined to win two gold, four silver and two bronze medals.