Kelowna AquaJets (from left) Georgia Pengilly, Molly Hill and Axana Merckx. -Image: Kelowna AquaJets

AquaJets take team title at home meet

Kelowna swim club has 108 members compete at the H2O Aquatic Centre.

The Kelowna AquaJets made the most of the familiar surroundings by winning the overall team title at their home swim meet, Nov. 18 and 19 at the H20 Aquatic Centre.

The Jets sent 108 athletes into the pool against clubs from Penticton, Summerland, Vernon, the Shuswap and the Kootenays.

Leading the way in points with multiple medal wins for the Jets were Axana Merckx, Molly Hill, Marc Toyata, Matt Macdonald, Erin Epp, Andrea Kraetzer, Rachel McInnes, Daniil Savelev, Breanna James, Sara Gray, Aiden Kirk, Noah Semashkewich, Keaton Russell, Jasper Stone, Brandon Mullin, Ava Toyata, Gaby Hanvold, Sylvie Boschman, Pierson Piche, Megan Forrest, Brook Semashkewich, Cam McInnes, Georgia Pengilly, Christy Wright, Taylor Desrosier, Megan Elkin, Makenna Haight, Ella Rolleston, Flyn Huber, Sawyer Nabozniak, Paige Foster, Ethan Gray, Nathaniel Hees,Lucy Hill and Abigail Nicholson, Paul Neupert, Clara Dickieson, Aaron Hong, Grayson Graf, Hannah Scuka and Quin Toyata all swam to second place finishes.

Liam Collie and Cheyanne Gravelle each swam to a third-place finish.

Aiden Kirk, 10, swam to a new club record in the 100m backstroke, eclipsing the former mark set in 1988.

Axana Merckx also broke KAJ club records for her age in the 100 free, 50 backstroke, 200 backstroke and 200 IM.

Kelowna Aqua Jet swimmers continue to qualify for the short-course provincial championships. Those swimming to new tier 1 times include Breanna James, Meagan Corrigan, Sarah Courtenay, Sara Gray, Abigail Jerome, Kodi Wiman, Athina Merckx, Noah Semashkewich and Aiden Kirk.

Tier 2 swimmers with new qualifying times are Alex Strobel, Madi Comeau, Nathaniel Hees , Marc Toyata, Brook Semashkewich, Brandon Mullin, Makena Haight and Quin Toyata.

AquaJets who swam to 100 per cent personal best times were: Madison Seeley, Jacklyn Pengilly, Breagh Bridge, Kiana Johnson, Sam Pringle, Jadeyn Wiebe, Kaleigh Reese, Noella Quadri, Jordan Meyer, Clara Dickieson, Lucy Hill, Aaron Hong, Johnny Ekinici, Dylan Cawley, Rhys Howell, Hannah Scuka, Liam Chew, Sarah Litrico, Callum Sutton-Macmillan, Celina Dallow, Jillian Rabinovitch, Sofia Tomm, Axana Merckx and Cameron Chambers.

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