Blue Fins compete in Prince George

Last weekend the Blue Fins Swim Club travelled to Prince George for their first big meet of the season.

  • Nov. 19, 2012 10:00 a.m.

Last weekend the Blue Fins Swim Club travelled to Prince George for their first big meet of the season.

The club had a strong showing with 19 swimmers attending the meet and was third overall. Head coach Chad Webb was happy with the results of the group and said he knows that there is a lot a work ahead to get the swimmers to where he thinks they can be in February and March when the Provincial meets happen.

Nadia Klaue was named by the coach as Blue Fins Swimmer of the meet, as she took off an amazing amount of time in most of her events.

Nadia posted two “A” times which is a step towards provincial trials.

David Russell and Madison Blusson made there way to”AA” times which qualified them for the AA meet in Surrey in February.

Madison narrowly missed a Provincial AAA time by less than a half a second in the 200 breast stroke.

Coral Choi picked up her AAA Provincial time in the 100 breast stroke and placed third overall in the 13-14 girls age group.

Notable performances came from Mitchell Ryan and Jonathan Russell who bettered their times significantly in most events.

The meet was a tough one for many of the swimmers who had back to back races in matter of minutes.

The times were not a fast as Webb was expecting but the swimmers handled the three-four races in a few hour session very well and showed a lot of heart.

“Our relays were exciting to watch as every team swam solid swims at the end of hard days and the swimmers were exciting to watch. It was a good start to the season with some great swims and fun by all,” said Webb.

The team will now get back to work to focus on a Kamloops swim meet Dec 14-16. which will be the main focus of the first part if the season.

 

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