Paige Foster

Jets on form at AAA swim finals

Members of Kelowna-based club swim to 17 best times at provincials in Victoria

Five clubs records were broken as five members of the Kelowna AquaJets took to the pool last weekend at the Swim BC AAA provincials championships in Victoria.

Emily Epp, 16, Axana Merckx, 14, and Molly Hill, 14, who had all qualified and attended previous AAA championships, were joined by AAA rookies Paige Foster, 13, and Brooklyn Semashkewich, 13.

The five girls posted 17 best times, with Molly Hill improving in all her swims and Paige Foster in four of her five swims.

Hill broke club records in two of her events posting times of 29.52 in the 50 butterfly and 1:04.99 in the 100 butterfly, while Axana Merckx broke the club record in the 50 breast in a time of 35.21.

The 13-14 year old girls relay team of Merckx, Foster, Hill and Semashkewich broke club records in both the 4 x 50 medley relay (2:07.46) and the 4 x 100 medley relay (4:35.83) good for 8th in both relays.

All five girls qualified for at least one swim in finals. Paige Foster finished 5th in 50 breast, 7th in 200 breast and 10th in 100 breast.

Molly Hill placed 8th in 200 fly, 9th in 100 fly and 9th in 400 IM.

Axana Merckx was 6th in 100 back and 200 breast and 9th in 400 IM.

Emily Epp was 13th in 200 breast and 14th in 50 breast while Brooklyn Semashkewich was 15th in 200 fly.


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