Twelve members of the Williams Lake Blue Fins Swim Club made a splash in Prince Rupert over the weekend at their first competitive swim meet of the year.
And Blue Fins head coach Chad Webb said he was happy with the results.
“Most had some best times with only being in the water for less than a month,” Webb said.
The girls’ 13-14 relay team of Mikah Stewart, Kara Zavitz, Madison Blusson and Coral Choi took a commanding lead early in the race and continued on to win. Webb said Mikah, a rookie competitor with the club, held off several strong swimmers hunting her down to hold on to the lead and out-touch Prince George and Prince Rupert.
Meanwhile Blue Fins’s swimmer Chase Stewart was named Blue Fins swimmer of the meet by Webb.
“He swam some very impressive events and achieved an ‘A’ time in 100-metre back, which is a regional qualifying standard,” Webb said. “This was Chase’s first out-of-town competition and he is well on his way to being a tough competitor in the pool.”
Blusson also showed huge improvements, Webb said, as she started the season with some very solid swims to better many of her results from last year.
Trayden Stewart, Harkamal Samra, also in their first out-of-town competitions, posted some solid results in their swims and helped the 15-and-over boys to a fourth- and fifth-place in their relay with teammates Chase and David Russel.
Russel was third overall in his age group for 14-and-under boys, while Coral Choi was second overall in her 14-and-under age group.
Webb said a special and huge thank you is in order to the Hot Spot Youth Centre who donated their van and a driver to help the swim club get to Prince Rupert and back.
The Blue Fins also have a new website at www.wlbluefins.ca with up-to-date news and upcoming events.