Williams Lake Blue Fin Keanna Saunders swims the breaststroke during the club’s first long course meet of the year — the Prince George Moose Meet.

Williams Lake Blue Fin Keanna Saunders swims the breaststroke during the club’s first long course meet of the year — the Prince George Moose Meet.

Blue Fins return from Moose Meet

A dozen swimmers from the Williams Lake Blue Fins swam to Prince George during the weekend for the club’s first long course meet.

A dozen swimmers from the Williams Lake Blue Fins swam to Prince George during the weekend for the club’s first long course meet of the season, the Prince George Moose Meet.

“They did a great job in their first long course meet of the year,” said Blue Fins head coach Chad Webb. “Long course is 50 metres in length, so this was an Olympic-sized pool they were swimming in.”

At the meet, Webb said his swimmers put forward several notable swims.

Taylor Fitzgerald achieved another ‘AAA’ provincial time and a pair of medals (one silver and one bronze.)

“She [Fitzgerald] continues to dominate in almost every race she does,” Webb said.

Alex Brinoni, meanwhile, chalked up new ‘A’ times and made many significant improvements taking large amounts of time off in most of his swims.

Gracie Frost finished third overall in her age group with a strong meet.

“She continues to work towards being one of the club’s top performers into the long course ‘AA’ and ‘AAA’ provincial championships,” Webb said.

In her first out-of-town swim meet and her first long course meet, Blue Fin Harmony Lycett showed some big improvements, Webb said, and was consequently named Swimmer of the Meet by her coach.

The team is now gearing up for the local May 3 Swim-A-Thon Fundraiser where swimmers attempt to swim either five kilometres, or as many laps as they can of the Sam Ketcham Memorial Pool in the allotted time period.

The competitive team will then head to Kelowna for another long course meet in three weeks from May 8-10.

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