Killer Whale Kennedy Windle swims the butterfly.

Whales make waves at meet

The Campbell River Killer Whales travelled to Victoria last weekend and came away with some amazing results

The Campbell River Killer Whales Swim Club travelled to the PCS Wavemaker Invitational in Victoria last weekend and came away with some amazing results.

As a team, CRKW swam to second place amongst 11 teams from the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island. The local team of 45 swimmers produced some outstanding individual performances, but none to be outdone by the fact that this performance was a team victory.

Team CRKW produced eight new meet records, 10 club records and qualified one new swimmer to the Age Group National Championships. In addition, the team qualified six new swimmers to the AA Provincial and Vancouver Island Championships, to be held later in the season.

“This meet performance was one that gave our team some real confidence to compete against the best,” said coach Dave Healy. “The swimmers brought their best and performed at their best, something all coaches look for from their athletes.”

Club and meet records went to Connor Skuse, Mackenzie Padington, Melayna Beaudin and Jasmine Skuse. The 10 and under relay team consisting of Melayna Beaudin, Jasmine Skuse, Lilan Forsyth and Aleah Jordan also broke club and meet records.

Highlighting the meet was a club dual between Padington and Jenna Beaudin in the 400 individual medley. Both swimmers swam to age group national qualifying time, breaking the meet and club records accordingly.

CRKW is a competitive swim program that provides instruction in competitive swimming. In addition to the competitive side, the club offers swim skills to all members.

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