Aquajet swimmers clock up impressive times in Splash meet

The Kelowna Aquajets turned in several positive results at the Valentine Splash Swim Meet in Kamloops.

Kelowna Aquajets swimmer Ian Dunlop won two races at the Valentine Splash Swim Meet in Kamloops.

The Kelowna Aquajets turned in several positive results at the Valentine Splash Swim Meet in Kamloops.

Three Jets made their qualifying time in the 200IM:

Emily Epp with a clocking of 3:46.60, Danielle Chalut with 3:55.71, and Amber Crack with 3:57.00.

Three other swimmers achieved provincial A times. Mike Patora in 100 back, and 50 free, Axana Merxck in 100 breast and 200IM, and Haley Martin in 100 back and 200IM.

Achieving 100 per cent best times at the meet were, Emily Epp, Zachary Stanley, Ian Dunlop and Mike Patora. Two new club records were set by Amber crack int he 50 meter and 100 meter breastroke in the girls 8-and-under age category

Axana Merckx, Amber Crack, Haley Martin and Jordaen-Rae Vance broke the girls 10-and-under club record in the free relay. Later on the weekend  Martin, Crack and Merckx and Nicola Crichton also broke the medley relay record.

Team points added up quickly with many swimmers placing in their events. Leading the charge was Merckx with six first-place ribbons in 50 back and 50 fly, 100 breast, back, free, and IM; and second place in 50 free, 50 breast and 100 fly. Right behind her was Ella Rolleson with firsts in 25 fly, 50 free, 100 back and 200 free.

In his very first swim meet, Triston Hearn placed first in 25 back and 25 free, and in 50 back. Amber Crack added firsts in 100 breast, 200IM, and 50 breast, with second in 50 free, 50 back, and third in 100IM. Haley Martin followed suit with a first in 50 breast, second in 200IM, 100breast, 50 back, third in 100free, 50fly, fourth in 50 free and 100 fly.

Mike Patora added a first in 50back, fourth in 50 breast, 50 free, fifth in 100 back, 200 free, sixth in 100 fly, 100 free. Two more firsts from Ian Dunlop in 100IM, 100 breast, with seconds in 200IM, 50 breast, third in 50 back, 100 free, fourth in 100 back, and a fifth in 50 free.

Eric Rupert placed first in 100 free, and eighth in 50 free. Eli Dorin placed second in 200 free, 100 back, and 100 free. Julia Petrie won a third in 25free. Kjel Cartier was second in 50 free, and 100 back. Daniel Wallis added fifth-places in 100 fly, 50 breast, 400 free, sixth in 50 free, 200 free, and eighth in 100 breast, 100 free.

Nicola Crichton was fourth in 50 back, fifth in 200 free and sixth in 50 breast, 100IM, seventh in 200IM, and eighth in 100 breast. Taryn O’Neill placed sixth in 100fly, seventh in 50 fly and eighth in 50 back. Jenny Kopp was sixth in 50 breast, and 50 free. Sydney Hayes fourth in 50 back.

Megan Elkin third in 50 free, fifth in 50 fly, 50 breast, seventh in 50 back, 100 breast, and eighth in 100 back.

Lochlyn Scott was fourth in 200 free, fifth in 100 back, sixth in 100IM, and seventh in 50 fly. Angelina Clark came away with fourth in 50 fly, fifth in 50 free, sixth in 50 back, sevneth in 100 back, and eighth in 100 free. Cayle Conquist placed second in 50 free, fourth in 100 free, 50 back, and 100IM. Jordan Rae Vance added fifth in 50fly, seventh in 100IM, and eighth in 50 breast. Tudor Stanciu, attending his very first meet, placed fifth in 50 back, seventh in 100 breast.

Danielle Chalut placed seventh in 50 fly, while Cailin McNeely brought home seventh in 50 back.

Zachary Stanley was fourth in 50 fly.

Also contributing with best times were Megan Martin and Cam Allard with 7BT’s, Emily Epp, Bella Wallis, Emilie Getz with 6BT’s, Sabrina Akins with 5BT’s and Nicholas Batt with 2BT’s.

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