Williams Lake Blue Fin Isabelle Groundwater swims a leg of butterfly during the mixed 10 and under 100-metre individual medley.

Williams Lake Blue Fin Isabelle Groundwater swims a leg of butterfly during the mixed 10 and under 100-metre individual medley.

Blue Fins host successful meet

The Williams Lake Blue Fins Swim Club made big splashes during the weekend at its annual home Cariboo Dental Swim Meet.

The Williams Lake Blue Fins Swim Club made big splashes during the weekend at its annual home Cariboo Dental Swim Meet.

The Blue Fins hosted about 70 out-of-town athletes and 50 of its own members in what Blue Fins head coach Chad Webb said was a very successful meet.

“Most of the swimmers achieved personal bests in every swim they did while 20 Blue Fins swimmers tried their skills in their very first swim meet ever,” Webb said.

Swimmers with 100 per cent best times from other competitions were: Peyton Bailey, Steven Campbell, Brooklyn Carrier, Rebecca Elefson, Andrew Haseldine, Gabrielle Knox, Isabelle Knox, Maya Nowotny, Ashton Petruk, Mikah Stewart and Shaylee Stewart.

Swimmers winning events during the weekend are as follows:

Kelsey Blokland: 50-metre backstroke and 50-metre fly

Coral Choi: 100-metre individual medley, 200-metre backstroke, 200-metre breaststroke, 50-metre breaststroke and 50-metre freestyle

Taylor Fitzgerald: 400-metre freestyle, 50-metre backstroke, 50-metre breaststroke, 50-metre fly

Cameryn Fowler: 50-metre kick

Jorga Gilpin: 50-metre kick

Andrew Haseldine: 200-metre butterfly

Eric Haseldine: 100-metre IM, 50-metre breaststroke, 50-metre freestyle, 50-metre kick

Claire Munroe: 50-metre breaststroke

Lucas Nowotny: 100-metre butterfly

Maya Nowotny: 100-metre breaststroke, 200-metre breaststroke

Cristelle Panida: 400-metre freestyle, 50-metre freestyle, 100-metre IM, 100-metre butterfly

Mekena Petruk: 50-metre butterfly, 100-metre IM

Keanna Saunders: 100-metre IM, 200-metre breaststroke

Rowan Smith: 100-metre freestyle, 100-metre IM, 50-metre butterfly, 50-metre freestyle

Mikah Stewart: 400-metre freestyle

Kara Zavitz: 100-metre freestyle, 200-metre butterfly

Additionally, Abby Webb qualified in the 200-metre butterfly for her first ‘AA’ provincial time and will need one more to attend the meet in June.

“Also notable swimmers who had a breakthrough meet were Ashton Petruk and Rebecca Elefson,” he said.

Webb said he was happy with the meet and the community support.

“We had people come down from Quesnel to help our club officiate and, of course, our major meet sponsor Cariboo Dental Clinic helped support us immensely,” he said.

“Many thanks to so many people who made our meet a huge success for every swimmer from every town.”