Lightning on pace at Fall Classic

West Kelowna-based swim club members fare well at AquaJets meet

  • Sat Nov 28th, 2015 8:00am
  • Sports

Liquid Lightning's Marc Toyota won five events at the KAJ Fall Classic swim meet.

Liquid Lightning Swim Club members had a good weekend, posting 153 best times and setting eight new club records at the Kelowna AquaJets Fall Classic at H2O.

Patrick Waters had a strong swim in the 200 breast taking off 3.65 seconds to set a new National Para record of 2:55.10.

Taylor Smith and Bryce Molder each set three club records while teammates Christina Russo (three firsts and three seconds) and Pierson Piche each set one, with Pierson swimming to a 16-second time drop in his 200 free.

Gabrielle Hanvold took 11 seconds off her 400 free and swam to a new Western Canadian time in 200 fly.

Marc Toyata (five firsts, and two seconds), Taylor Smith (six firsts and one second), Ava Toyata, Madison Wudrich, Liam Collie (three firsts, three seconds and one third) Lincoln Hoel, Christina Wright, Alex Strobel and Nathaniel Hees all swam to new provincial time standards.

Swimmers who swam to 100 per cent best times were Connor Diemert who took 25 seconds off his 200 breast, Olivia Dorantes-McCarten who took 13 seconds off 200IM, Lincoln Hoel who took a massive 2:31 seconds off his 1500 free and Christina Wright who dropped 11 seconds in her 200IM.

Those swimmers who swam to -1 of 100 per cent were Liam Collie who cut 15 seconds in his 200 fly, Emma Mackenzie who swam to a drop of 11 seconds in 200IM, Kaleigh Reese who took off 16 seconds in her 200 free, Madison Wudrich who dropped 15 seconds in her 200IM, Ava Toyata who swam to 11 seconds off her 200IM, 19 seconds off her 200 fly and 21 seconds off her 200 free, and Sydney Macfarlane.

Swimmers having big time drops are Georgia Pengilly taking 37 seconds off her 400 free while her sister Jacklyn Pengilly took 10 seconds off her 200 free. Victoria Koehle dropped 17 seconds in her 200IM and 26 seconds in her 400 free.

Samantha Pringle took 12 seconds off her 200 free while Ryan Scott and Alex Strobel took 18 and 19 seconds off their 400 free, respectively.

Other strong swims by Angelina Barkley, Dylan DaSilva, Jessica Forbes, Cameron Mcconechy, Katie Mcconechy, Quin Toyata and DianaTrif

Twenty-four LLSC swimmers participated in the Fall Jamboree over the weekend at H2O. Callun Inskter, Livia Utigard, Dylan Cook-Hauser and Jordyn Misura all swam to under 4:00 in their 200IM to qualify them to swim at the regional meets.

It was the first jamboree meet for Julia Zimmerman, Lauren Zimmerman, Emerson Pal, Braxton Pal, Marshall Henderson, Jackson Bartlett, Teagan Wagner, Charlie Insker and Ellie Inkster.

Swimmers who swam to all best times were Jenae Fierbach, Joel Fierbach , Jacob Piche, Liam Wheeler and brother Erik Wheeler.

Other strong swims were had by Jayden Fierbach, Maura Guidi, Jordan Meyer, Quinlan Mccaulay, Ben Henderson sister Mackenzie Henderson.