The Williams Lake Blue Fins finished the season with a strong showing at the B.C. ‘AAA’ Provincial Swimming Championships.
The six members were part of the biggest team Williams Lake had sent in many years — Coral Choi, Madison Blusson, Kara Zavitz, Gracie Frost, Ashley Beauchamp and Leif Brandson were all in attendance.
Beauchamp and Choi swam their way into the ‘B’ finals to be recognized as some of the top swimmers in the province. Choi managed to swim the 100-metre breaststroke in a Blue Fins, club-record time to earn a spot in the ‘A’ final and to become top eight in the province.
In the finals she finished 11th overall in the 200-metre breaststroke, resetting another of her current club records.
Beauchamp also made it into the 400-metre individual medley ‘B’ final, finishing her first ‘AAA’ meet with a 16th-place finish. Blue Fins head coach Chad Webb said Beauchamp swam a solid meet posting several personal-best times.
Brandson and Frost, meanwhile, continued to better their times from just two weeks ago at the ‘AA’ provincial championships.
“Both had impressive improvements, once again,” Webb said.
Frost managed to finish 11th place in the 200-metre backstroke. Both Frost and Brandson have another chance to compete at the ‘AAA’ provincial championships next year in the same age group.
Zavitz and Blusson also had solid showings, joining Choi and Frost in the relays finishing 14th and 15th in the medley and free relay, respectively.
“This will wrap up the year for the club on a great finish and a much-improved season,” Webb said.
The Blue Fins will host half-day camps throughout the summer and will resume training the week of Sept. 15 with a week of free swimming. For more information about the Blue Fins e-mail Webb at firstname.lastname@example.org.