With just three swimmers at the 2015 B.C. ‘AAA’ Short Course Championships in Surrey, the Williams Lake Blue Fins still managed a top-25 team finish.
Madison Blusson, Kara Zavitz and Gracie Frost propelled the team into one of the highest placings with one of the smallest teams, said Blue Fins head coach Chad Webb of the feat.
Frost finished the 15-and-under provincials by capturing bronze medals in both the 100-metre backstroke and 200-metre backstroke.
“With two provincial medals under her belt and four final swims Gracie finished up the first half of the season with some great swimming,” Webb said.
Zavitz managed yet another second swim in the ‘B’ finals in the 200-metre backstroke and finished up a solid weekend with a 12th- and a 16th-place provincial result.
Blusson, who qualified for the meet at the bottom of her age group, had some promising swims, Webb said.
“This assures her she will be in the top at the next provincials,” he said.
Blusson took 36th in the 200-metre breaststroke, 30th in the 100-metre breaststroke, 18th in the 50-metre breaststroke and 40th in the 100-metre butterfly.
Zavitz’ overall results were 12th in the 50-metre back,10th in the 100-metre backstroke, 16th in the 200-metre backstroke and 37th in the 100-metre freestyle.
Frost, meanwhile, captured 22nd in the 50-metre freestyle, eighth in the 200-metre individual medley, seventh in the 50-metre fly, 10th in the 100-metre fly, eighth in the 50-metre back, third in the 100-metre backstroke and third in the 200-metre backstroke.
Ashley Beauchamp followed up on those results as the lone Blue Fins’ swimmer at the 16 and over provincials immediately after.
“Ashley took off a good chunk of time in both her day-one swims taking two seconds in the 100-metre breast and placed 22nd,” Webb said. “[She then] took another three [seconds off] in the 200-metre individual medley finishing 24th.”
On day two Beauchamp swam two events well, Webb said, narrowly missing finals in a pair of races during the weekend.