Williams Lake Blue Fins head coach Chad Webb said they had a great meet on the weekend, travelling to Kamloops for the Kamloops Classic Valentine’s Splash.
Twenty Blue Fins swimmers aged 12 and under posted best times in almost every race they swam, Webb said, continuing to take time off their best swims and showing significant improvement.
“I knew they would take time off, but not to the extent that most of them did, and some in particular,” Webb said.
“Although it’s tough to name just a few, as everyone improved significantly, Landon Christenson, Claire Brown, Faith Frost and Leif Brandson need to be noted for the huge improvements in their times.”
Brandson was named swimmer of the meet by the Blue Fins coaches for his drop in times.
“Leif’s time improvements were not that surprising as he has been working very hard in his training,” Webb said.
Outright winners at the meet were Brandson, who won the 100-metre individual medley, the 200-metre backstroke and the 100-metre backstroke; Maia Vitoratos, who won the 100-metre Individual Medley; Liam McCreigth, who won the 50-metre breaststroke; Taylor Fitzgerald, who took the 100-metre backstroke; and Hunter Casselton, who won the 200-metre backstroke.
First timers to a sanctioned meet were: Brooklyn Carrier, Faith, Gracie Frost, Christenson, Abby Webb, Claire Brown and Maya Nowotny.
The top four performers in their age groups were: Nowotny, Carrier, Vitoratos, Brandson, Gracie, Webb, Taylor Fitzgerald, Hunter Casselton, McCreight, Keanna Saunders and Claire Brown.