Blue Fins get in Christmas spirit

It’s been a busy swim season filled with training and preparation so far for members of the Williams Lake Blue Fins.

It’s been a busy swim season filled with training and preparation so far for members of the Williams Lake Blue Fins.

Head coach Chad Webb said the team has been working hard and is hopeful they will produce some great results this season.

“[I’ve] seen some of the best performances already in workouts by many of them,” he said.

The Blue Fins are coming off a three-day swim meet in Prince George last weekend where those performances and Webb’s observations were realized. The club brought home an impressive array of medals including multiple gold-, silver- and bronze-medals from the meet — 33 in total.

“Considering this is the end of the fall break the number of swimmers attending is a great indication of the increase in numbers from a few years ago,” Webb said, although noted attendance at the meet was slightly down due to Friday’s snow storm.

When he arrived as the head coach of the Blue Fins in the summer of 2012 Webb set the initial goal to increase club membership. Now, he said he’s working toward having more provincial-level swimmers in the club’s top competitive program.

“The club is now close to capacity for most groups and continues to get new swimmers all the time,” he said.

Outside the team’s training in the pool the Blue Fins are ramping up for another year of Christmas tree sales.

The team will be at Canadian Tire during the weekend of Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., then again on Thursday and Friday nights from 6 to 8 p.m, and every weekend following until they are sold out of trees.

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