The Blue Fins silver- and bronze-medal-winning relay team of (from left)

The Blue Fins silver- and bronze-medal-winning relay team of (from left)

Blue Fins medal at AA provs

The Williams Lake Blue Fins swim club competed in Victoria this weekend at the B.C. AA Provincials.

The Williams Lake Blue Fins swim club competed in Victoria this weekend at the B.C. AA Provincials.

Six members of the club travelled to the Island to finish off their year and to try to qualify for provincials.

Tracey Beauchamp, Ashley Beauchamp, Nadia Klaue, Danika Robson, David Russell and Geneva Gordon had a good meet to finish off the year. Unfortunately, none of them qualified for provincials, but some solid racing was done by all.

Head Coach Chad Webb was happy with the team’s performance.

“It is a tough time of year to post personal bests with all the distractions and time of year,” Webb said.

“The swimmers have done a great job in improving many of their life skills and swim skills this year and they should all be proud of their hard work and accomplishments. “

The 15 and over relay team consisting of Danika, Ashley, Tracey, and Geneva swam their way to a bronze medal in the 200-metre free relay and a silver medal in the 200-metre medley relay.

Ashley and David came home with individual medals, as well. Ashley received a bronze medal in the 200-metre individual medley, and David grabbed a silver in the 50-metre freestyle, and third in the 400-metre freestyle.

Ashley just missed two medals in the 100-metre and 200-metre breaststroke as she battled her way to two lifetime bests and two fourth-place finishes.

“The meet was a good one for these swimmers who now finish the year with the awards night this week on Wednesday, June 26,” Webb said.

Three more members of the Blue Fins are still preparing for AAA championships in two weeks as Madison Blusson, Coral Choi and Kara Zavits are still working hard as they prepare to head to the University of British Columbia next week to compete against the best and fastest swimmers in the province.

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