The Campbell River Killer Whales headed to Nanaimo for the Vancouver Island Regional Championships June 6-8.
In similar fashion to the rest of the season, they made everyone take notice with their fast swimming and loud cheering. Thirty-six swimmers represented the Killer Whales on the weekend ranging from eight-year-old rookies to 20-year-old veterans of the sport. Senior swimmers, Connor Milligan and Taylor Padington did made sure that all the younger swimmers were part of every cheer and excited for every race.
Some of the stars of the meet were Sophia Simard and Kira Dunn making their VIR debut and going best times in every race.
Simard took off over 20 seconds in her 200 Freestyle, while Dunn took off time in all of her swims, and swam up on the older girls relays all weekend.
Brendan Kobayashi and Carson Dunn were the standout boys of the weekend, with Kobayashi winning two medals in the 100 butterfly and 200 butterfly both in season best times, while Dunn won three gold and four silver medals in the 10 and under category.
CRKW had a bunch of swimmers that achieved new qualifying standards on the weekend: Lilan Forsyth AAA standard 200 backstroke, Maya Ruehlen AAA standard 800 free, Jenna Beaudin AGN standard 400 IM, Melayna Beaudin AGN standard 200 backstroke and 100 backstroke, Cianna Dunn AGN standard 200 butterfly and Jasmine Skuse AGN standard 400 IM.