Bryce Molder

Lightning fast at Penticton swim meet

Liquid Lightning Swim Club posts more than 300 best times at KISU Pentathlon

The Liquid Lightning opened the 2014-2015 competition season at the recent KISU Iron Pentathlon with swimmers competing in 407 events and notching 305 best times.

Taylor Smith, 11, swam all best times, including new AAA provincial time standards in the 50 metre backstroke with a 39.07 and the 50-m butterfly with a 41.58. Smith also earned a new AA standard in the 200 fly and A times in the 200 breaststroke as well as in 400-m individual medley , missing the AA time by .1 of a second and.

Alexandra Strobel, 11, took over 12 seconds off her 200 fly for a new AAA time standard. Strobel went 12 for 15 in best times over three days.

Pierson Piche, 9, went 13 for 15 in best times swimming to new AA time standards in the 50, 100 and 200 fly events. Piche won the boys 10 and under 100 and 200 backstroke events and took second in the 100 fly, 100 freestyle, 200 fly and 50 back.

Georgia Pengilly, 13, swam an A standard in the 200 backstroke and went eight for nine in personal best times.

Madison Poole, 13,earned an A standard in the 400 IM. Poole swam 100 per cent best times in her events, including chopping 63 seconds off her 200 back.

Bryce Molder, Marc, Quin and Ava Toyata, Christina Wright, Ryan Scott, Jacklyn Pengilly, Paighton Senger, Jessika McDiarmid, Kayne Bellinger, Rowan Salverda, Madison Wudrich and Cassidy Lawrence swam to 100 per cent best times at the meet.

Lincoln Hoel, 10, chopped 20 seconds off his best time to win the 200 breast. Hoel also out touched the rest in the 100 breast, 100 fly, 200 IM, 200 fly, 200 free, 400 IM,  50 breast,  50 fly and 100 IM.

Bree Cooper, 17, won the 50, 100 and 200 breast as well as the 50, 100 and 200 fly events.

Gabrielle Hanvold, 14, won the 100 back, 50 and 100 fly and  400 IM. Craig Mathieson, 16, won the 50 breast, 50 free and 100 I.M.

Sara Roggeveen, Samantha Pringle, Diana Trif, Angelina Barkley, Delaney Douglas, Victoria Koehle were one swim short on all best times.

Other great swims went to Megan Allan, who took 14 seconds off her 200 breast; Brock Hoel, who erased  15 seconds off his 400 I.M. and Angelina Barkley, who took 14 seconds off her 50 fly.

Jessica Forbes,  Janae Hoel, Hallie Jenkins, Katie McConechy and Noah Robertson recorded best times.

Meanwhile, in jamboree action for swimmers who have not completed the 200 I.M. in less than four minutes, Sydney MacFarlane, 11, qualified for regional meets with a 3:44.85 in her 200 I.M.

As well, Ashlinn Salverda, 10, swam a 3:55.58 in her 200 IM to qualify for regional meets.

Paige Allan, 10, and Alex Hurd, 9, had great swims at the jamboree.



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