Swimming like fish at Centennial Pool

Kurtis Scriba of the Salmon Kings swim club competes in the boys division seven 50 metre butterfly at the swim meet at Centennial Pool last weekend. He placed third in the event.

Despite the soggy tents and the towels that didn’t completely dry overnight, the kids participating in the swim meet last weekend were grinning from ear to ear and cheering on their teammates.

This year is the Salmon Kings 55th anniversary.

There were 60 Salmon Kings competing in the meet. Over the two day weekend there was more than 300 kids in Centennial Pool.

Each swimmer was allowed to compete in six individual events plus two relays.

To keep the kids entertained the group took over the community hall on Saturday night for an air band competition.


Julia Alguire finished first in division five 200 metre Individual Medley.

Katie Revoy finished first in division three 50 metre freestyle and division three 50 metre butterfly.

Jesse Shade finished first in boys category two 50 metre freestyle, category two 50 metre butterfly, category two 100 metre backstroke, category two 100 metre breaststroke and category two 100 metre freestyle.

Division five medley relay team Jessi Revoy, Jocelyn Diemer, Julia Alguire and Avery Moskal finished first.

Summer Wenger finished first in category one 50 metre backstroke, category one 50 metre breaststroke and category one 100 metre freestyle.

Avery Moskal finished  first in division five 100 metre backstroke.

Julia Alguire finished first in the division five 100 metre breaststroke.

Jesse Shade, Sylvie Johnston, Jessi Revoy and Chloe Dobrinsky won the division six 200 metre freestyle relay.

Jason Diemer got first in the division eight 50 metre freestyle.


Trinity Atherton competes in the girls division one 50 metre backstroke.

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Kai Miyagi of the Campbell River Salmon Kings competes in the boys division one 50 metre back stroke. He finished 12th in the event.

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