The Williams Lake Blue Fins Swim Club hosted its fourth annual Smoke on the Water open water distance swim races at Chimney Lake July 28 to sunny skies and a comfortable lake temperature.
Smoke on the Water organizer Marilyn Haines said 15 swimmers participated in the event, where participants got to pick what distance — 750 metres, 1,500 metres or 3,000 metres — they wanted to swim.
In the 3,000-metre event Veronica Reid finished first with a time of 42:30.83, breaking a record she set the previous year by two minutes. The 3,000-metre event featured eight swimmers.
The 1,500-metre race saw Geneva Gordon swim to first in 26:48.44, while Kasha Vitoratos was first in the 750-metre event in 19:56.08.
“Big thanks to our volunteers Abbi Taylor for registrations and recording results, and Wayne Rich for laying and retrieving the buoys,” Haines said.
“Thanks also to everyone who kayaked and canoed the course to keep it a very safe event.”