Blue Fins compete at AAA provincials

Three members of the Williams Lake Blue Fins were at UBC in Vancouver where three swimmers competed at the B.C. AAA Swimming Championships.

The Williams Lake Blue Fins Swim Club wrapped up its season this past weekend in Vancouver at UBC where three local swimmers attended the B.C. AAA Swimming Championships.

Kara Zavitz, Coral Choi and Madison Blusson competed against the best in the province and came away with some very good results, said Blue Fins head coach Chad Webb.

Zavitz, in her first year at provincials, nearly made the finals in the 200-metre backstroke as she swam a three-second best time and finished 11th overall in the province among 13-year-old girls.

Blusson finished 12th in both the 100-metre breaststroke and 200-metre breaststroke in the 13-year-old girls division where she just moved to for her age group.

Choi managed to make it into the finals in both the 50-metre freestyle and 100-metre breaststroke, but narrowly missed the 200-metre breaststroke final, placing ninth by less than a second. In her 100-metre breaststroke she placed eighth overall.

Choi’s 50-metre freestyle was her best result, where she placed eighth going into finals. There, Webb said she swam a great race touching out two other swimmers to finish a solid sixth place.

Webb said the meet concludes the season for the Blue Fins, who will resume training again Sept. 16.

Webb, who is finishing his first season back with the club, was happy with the year.

“We increased enrollment by more than 30 per cent, increased our competitive enrollment at meets and had a few more qualified swimmers at the provincial meets,” he said.

“Next year we aim to keep going in the same direction. We made a lot of changes this year and the parent group to help organize the club seems even bigger and better for September.”

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