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.”