Fifteen swimmers from the Williams Lake Blue Fins recently returned from a successful meet at the MJB Law Classic in Kamloops.

Fifteen swimmers from the Williams Lake Blue Fins recently returned from a successful meet at the MJB Law Classic in Kamloops.

Blue Fins make presence felt at Interior meet

A contingent of 15 Williams Lake Blue Fins swimmers raced their way to the MJB Law Classic swim meet in Kamloops Dec. 11-13.

A contingent of 15 Williams Lake Blue Fins swimmers raced their way to the MJB Law Classic swim meet in Kamloops Dec. 11-13.

Blue Fins head coach Chad Webb said all of his swimmers put together some great swims and added the meet was a good way to wrap up the first part of the season.

“[We] were leading all the small teams (under 20 swimmers) until the last two events where we were passed by Salmon Arm and finished up second,” Webb said.

Top eight swims, meanwhile, were multiple.

The Blue Fins results from the MJB Law Classic are as follows:

Taylor Fitzgerald: fourth in the 50-metre breaststroke; seventh in the 100-metre backstroke

Liam McCreight: gold in the 50-metre breaststroke, finishing more than a second ahead of his competition; bronze in the 100-metre breaststroke

Abby Webb: silver in the 200-metre freestyle; bronze in the 100-metre freestyle, 50-metre backstroke, 100-metre butterfly and 100-metre individual medley

Gabrielle Knox: bronze in the 50-metre breaststroke; eighth in the 100-metre breaststroke and 50-metre backstroke

Maya Nowotny: fourth in the 50-metre breaststroke; eighth in the 200-metre individual medley

Cristelle Panida: gold in the 50-metre backstroke; bronze in the 100-metre backstroke; sixth in the 100-metre freestyle; seventh in the 200-metre individual medley

Andrew Haseldine: bronze in the 50-metre backstroke; seventh in the 200-metre individual medley; sixth in the 100-metre freestyle

Keanna Saunders: bronze in the 200-metre butterfly; fourth in the 200-metre individual medley

Shaylee Stewart: gold in the 100-metre backstroke and achieved her first ‘AA’ provincial time; gold in the 10-and-under girls relay

Knox, Nowotny, Panida and Abby also shattered their competition by 27 seconds in the freestyle relay and were named “swimmers of the meet” by coach Webb.

Fitzgerald and Saunders finished up their meet on Sunday night with a few tough events, Webb added.

“Even though they were exhausted from a busy weekend the girls swam their last swims with heart and determination moving up in both their rankings,” he said.

Abby received the team’s high-point award for racking up 113 points for the team in their small team win.

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