Williams Lake Blue Fins Swim Club members Keanna Saunders (left) and Dane Ramier were named the club’s female and male swimmers of a recent Prince George swim meet

Williams Lake Blue Fins Swim Club members Keanna Saunders (left) and Dane Ramier were named the club’s female and male swimmers of a recent Prince George swim meet

Blue Fins post best times in first large meet of season

Twenty-seven members of the Williams Lake Blue Fins Swim Club took to Prince George on the weekend for the team’s first large swim meet.

  • Nov. 24, 2015 10:00 a.m.

Twenty-seven members of the Williams Lake Blue Fins Swim Club took to Prince George on the weekend for the team’s first large swim meet of the season.

Finishing just a few points behind Quesnel, the Blue Fins brought home a third-place result behind Prince George and Quesnel.

Blue Fins head coach Chad Webb said the club boasted 83 per cent best times for the meet, including older swimmers who are busy getting back into shape for the season.

“Although I did expect to see many best times, I didn’t quite expect the older swimmers to be posting so many this early in the season,” Webb said.

“The team is young right now with few older swimmers and it will take a few years to get our 13 and overs to the numbers where we can field some older competitive relays again and be in the mix at every level.”

Dane Ramier, in his first swim meet ever and after two short months with the club, managed some impressive results as he was named by his coaches as male swimmer of the meet. Webb said he completed some difficult swims for a swimmer so new to the sport.

Keanna Saunders, meanwhile, was named the female swimmer of the meet after crushing her best times and taking off more than 60 seconds in all her swims. Webb said her times also qualified her for new events at the ‘AA’ provincial championships.

Other notable overall improvements came from Andrew Haseldine (50 seconds off), Gabrielle Knox (60 seconds off), Liam McCreight (50 seconds off), Landon Christensen (35 seconds off), Lucas Nowotny (45 seconds off), Maya Nowotny (50 seconds off), Cole Turner (50 seconds off) and Abby Webb (35 seconds off).

Top three finishers for events were:

Kelsey Blokland: first in the 100-metre freestyle and third in all of her other six events.

Taylor Fitzgerald: first in the 100-metre freestyle, second in two events and third in one event.

Liam McCreight: third in four events.

Lucas Nowotny: second in one event.

Cristelle Panida: third in one event.

David Russell: second in one event and third in three events.

Keanna Saunders: first in two events, second in three events, third in one event.

Shaylee Stewart: third in one event.

Abbigail Webb: third in four events.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Williams Lake city council is interested in acquiring the former Poplar Glade School property on Eleventh Avenue. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Williams Lake city council sets sights on two former school properties

School District said there is a five-step process for property disposal

School District 27 (SD27) issued notice Thursday, Feb. 25 of a COVID-19 exposure at Mountview Elementary School. (Angie Mindus photo)
School district reports positive COVID-19 case in Williams Lake elementary school

A letter went home to families of Mountview Elementary School

The City of Williams Lake is asking for public feedback on whether it should explore the opportunity to host a Greater Metro Hockey League team in Williams Lake. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
City of Williams Lake seeks feedback on hosting junior hockey league team

A league expansion application in Quesnel is also pending

A rainbow shining on Kelowna General Hospital on May 12, 2020 International Nurses Day. (Steve Wensley - Prime Light Media)
New COVID cases trending down in Interior Health

24 new cases reported Thursday, Feb. 25, death at Kelowna General Hospital

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry updates B.C.’s COVID-19 situation at the B.C. legislature. (B.C. government)
B.C. reports 10 additional deaths, 395 new COVID-19 cases

The majority of new coronavirus infections were in the Fraser Health region

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

A new survey has found that virtual visits are British Columbian’s preferred way to see the doctor amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Unsplash)
Majority of British Columbians now prefer routine virtual doctor’s visits: study

More than 82% feel virtual health options reduce wait times, 64% think they lead to better health

Carolyn Howe, a kindergarten teacher and vice president of the Greater Victoria Teachers’ Association, says educators are feeling the strain of the COVID-19 pandemic and the influx of pressure that comes with it. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Stress leave, tears and insomnia: Island teachers feel the strain of COVID-19

Teachers still adjusting to mask and cleaning rules, pressures from outside and within

Captain and Maria, a pair of big and affectionate akbash dogs, must be adopted together because they are so closely bonded. (SPCA image)
Shuswap SPCA seeks forever home for inseparable Akbash dogs

A fundraiser to help medical expenses for Captain and Maria earned over 10 times its goal

The missing camper heard a GSAR helicopter, and ran from his tree well waving his arms. File photo
Man trapped on Manning mountain did nearly everything right to survive: SAR

The winter experienced camper was overwhelmed by snow conditions

Cory Mills, Eric Blackmore and A.J. Jensen, all 20, drown in the Sooke River in February 2020. (Contributed photos)
Coroner confirms ‘puddle jumping’ in 2020 drowning deaths of 3 B.C. men

Cory Mills, Eric Blackmore and A.J. Jensen pulled into raging river driving through nearby flooding

Castlegar doctor Megan Taylor contracted COVID-19 in November. This photo was taken before the pandemic. Photo: Submitted
Kootenay doctor shares experience contracting COVID-19

Castlegar doctor shares her COVID experience

Ashley Paxman, 29, is in the ICU after being struck by a vehicle along Highway 97 Feb. 18, 2021. She remains in critical condition. (GoFundMe)
Okanagan woman in ICU with broken bones in face after being struck by car

She remains in serious condition following Feb. 18 incident

Most Read