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Liquid Lightning swimmers live up to their name

Friday the 13th proved to be a good day for Liquid Lightning swimmers as 18 young athletes headed to Penticton for the KISU jamboree. LLSC swimmers earned to 64 best times and two Lightning qualified for regional meets by swimming their 200 metre individual medley in under four minutes.

Taya Onyschtschuk qualified for regional meets and swam 100 per cent best times, included taking 17 seconds off her 50-m. breaststroke. Kyra Rice took an incredible 51 seconds off her 200-m  IM to break the 4:00 mark. Rice also swam all best times at the jamboree.

Other swimmers who achieved 100 per cent best times were Taysha Boulter who took 12 seconds off her 100-m IM, Loklin Bordie, Noah El-Hafi who took an amazing 21 seconds off his 200 IM and Jessika Mcdiarmid who took 12 seconds off her 200 IM.

Other notable swims went to Alexandra Strobel, who took 15 seconds off her 100 IM and 11 seconds off her 25 breast;  Montanna Steciuk who swam to four out of five best times; Maddie Poole who went four for five in best times and took 31 seconds off her 50 butterfly ; Jacklyn Pengilly who swam fly for the first time; older sister Georgia Pengilly who swam to four out of five best times and took 19 seconds off her 100 IM; Victoria Koehle took five seconds off her 100 IM;  Brock Lewis took 11 seconds off his 50 fly and seven seconds off her 200 IM;  Amira El-Hafi swam to four out of five best times and took six seconds off her 100IM;  Delaney Douglas took 10 seconds off her 200 IM and 22 seconds off her 50 fly; Oliver Diaz swam 100 IM and 50 fly for the first time; Tate Connor swam to three out of four best times and sister Anika Connor took seven seconds off her 50 free and 13 seconds off her 50 fly.

The Lightning will be in action again this weekend at the H2O as they compete in the Kelowna AquaJets’ SnowFest meet.

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