Liquid Lightning swimmers nail records. personal bests at provincials
The Liquid Lightning swim club sent 10 swimmers B.C. AA Swim Championships in Victoria last weekend and the group accumulated 27 personal best times and swam in 18 finals.
Coach John Douglas said the group of 12 to 15-year-old swimmers was the largest continegent the Liquid Lightning had ever taken to the AA provincials.
"For many of them it was their first championship meet," said Douglas. "I am proud of the way they conducted themselves at such a meet. They performed great under such a competitive venue. So many best times, and finals, they rose to the occasion. Great work from them all."
Emma Andreen swam 5:13.89, shaving 15 seconds off her time, to win the bronze medal in the 400 metre freestyle event. Andreen also had big drops in time in her 800 free and 200 free.
Jessica Forbes won a silver medal in the 50 free with a time of 30.23. Forbes also placed fourth in 100 backstroke and fifth in 100 free.
The Lightning 14 and under boys relay team of Zach DaSilva, Wyatt Fagan, Noah McIntosh and Nicholas Oliver took the bronze in the 200 free relay.
Other swimmers that placed in finals included:
Zach DaSilva placed sixth overall in the 100 butterfly and eighth in the 100 back. Sara Roggeveen dropped six seconds off her time and placed sixth overall in 200 free. Nicholas Oliver swam finals in all of his races. He placed fourth in 50 free; fifth in 100 back; sixth in 100 free; and seventh in 200 back. Will Zittlau cut six seconds off his time and placed fifth overall in 100 free. He also placed seventh in the 50 free and 200 individual medley races; and eighth in 100 fly.
Other swimmers with best times during the meet included: Wyatt Fagan shaved close to two seconds off his 50 free time. Noah McIntosh cut over a second off his best time in the 100 back. Molly Harding had best times in the 100 free and 200 free and Kiana McNulty had best times in 50 free; 100 back and 100 fly (1:31.34).