The Campbell River Killer Whales Swim Club travelled to the Lower Mainland to take on some new competition at the Langley Olympian Swim Meet.
It was an opportunity to experience the new “long course” racing season. Long course refers to the 50 meter format used at Olympic trials and Olympic Competitions. Killer Whales in attendance performed at a high standard, culminating in a fifth place overall finish, racing against teams from throughout the province with many more swimmers.
The 12 swimmers in attendance created some outstanding performances. Podium finishes went to Jasmine Skuse, MacKenzie Padington, Connor Milligan, James Sidhu, Gage Windle and Kennedy Windle. Gold medal performances were turned in by Connor Skuse, Karlyn Healy and Melayna Beaudin.
Club records and meet records were broken by Jasmine Skuse and Melayna Beaudin. Skuse broke a three-year-old club record in the 200 meter backstroke. Her new record stood for eight minutes as her best buddy, Melayna Beaudin came along and broke the very same record.
“It was neat to have two outstanding performances produced back to back,” said head coach Dave Healy.
Beaudin did not stop with this accomplishment, as she went on to add another club record and also smashed the meet record in the 100 backstroke.
“This is a special achievement, as the record will remain until another competitor breaks it during competitions to come,” Healy said.
In addition to the records, Beaudin qualified herself to compete at the Provincial championship in July.
The Killer Whales are currently training in preparation for the Long Course season. During the Spring Break local swimmers will be applying themselves ,training twice a day to become the “best they can be.”
The Campbell River Killer Whales welcome new swimmers and encourage everyone not currently associated with the club to explore what they have to offer through their various programs that are on offer. From beginner to advanced ; they offer it all.
Spring Registration is currently ongoing.
Go to www.crkw.ca for more info.