Twenty-six members of the Liquid Lightning Swim Club headed over the bridge to the Kelowna AquaJets’ Fall Classic held Nov. 23 and 24 at H2O. The meet was dedicated to swim coach Eli Dimitrov who recently lost her battle with cancer.
Lightning swimmers earned 74 personal best times and broke seven club records.
Lucas Tyler, 14, broke his own club record to win the 50-metre butterfly and posted a best time to win the 200 fly. Tyler also swam club record times in the 200 freestyle and 200 fly.
Christina Russo, 18, won the 50 fly and 100 Individual Medley and set a club record in the 18 year old girls 800 free previously set by Kierra Smith in 2012.
Emma Andreen, 15, swam five personal bests and set a club record for 15-year-old girls 800 free with a 10:33.88, besting Jessica Forbes’ record set earlier in the month.
Maddison Poole set a club record in the girls 12-year-old 100 IM with a personal best 1:34.33.
Megan Allan swam 100 per cent best times including taking over 17 seconds off her 200 free for an A time standard. She also swam an A time in the 200 IM. Allan set a club record in the 11 year old girls 200 fly with a AA time of 3:37.52.
Alex Strobel, 10, took almost 27 seconds off her 200 IM for an A time standard. Strobel also swam an A time in the 200 free.
Georgia Pengilly, 12, took almost 40 seconds off her 200 free and swam an A time standard in her 200 back.
Dylan DaSilva, 12, swam to wins in his six events and notched five best times
Rohan Jacobs won the 800 free and 200 backstroke.
Danielle Douglas, 17, won the 200 free, 800 free, 100 back and 200 back.
Liz Aguiar, 16, won the 200 breaststroke, 200 IM and 200 fly while her sister, Kate, 20, won the 100 breast.
Hallie Jenkins, 11, swam best times to win the girls 800 free and 100 back.
Jamie Hellard, 13, swam a personal best 2:25.38 in the 200 fly to win the event.
Chantelle Douglas, 14, won the 100 back with a personal best time of 1:11.68.
Danielle Douglas, Kate Aguiar, Liz Aguiar and Christina Russo teamed up to win the girls 16 and over 200 freestyle relay.
Kayne Bellinger, 14, swam all best times including taking 23 seconds off his 100 IM. Brock Lewis, 12, also swam all personal bests and took over 32 seconds off his 200 IM
Rowan Salverda made the most of her first regional meet by taking over 16 seconds off her 100 IM.
Other notable swims went to Wyatt Fagan, who chopped over 20 seconds off his 200 fly; Delaney Douglas bested her 200 free time by 72 seconds; Dawson Boys-Kerekes, 14, took almost nine seconds off his 200 free.
Wyatt Fagan, 14, erased over 18 seconds off his 100 IM; Cassidy Lawrence, took 37 seconds off her 200 free.
The jamboree saw seven Liquid Lightning qualify for regional meets by swimming their 200 IM in less than four minutes.
Samantha Pringle, 10, swam a 3:35.55 in her first 200 IM to finish third.
Madison Wudrich, 10, swam a 3:57.63 in her first 200 IM.
Hanna Grover, 10, took almost 15 seconds off her 200IM for a 3:57.68. Grover also swam a best time to win the 100 free.
Enrica Guidi, 9, took some 17 seconds off her 200 IM for a 3:58.56.
Kaitlyn McConechy, 11, swam her first 200 IM in 3:42.05 to win the event. McConechy also won the 100 free with a best time.
Angelina Barkley, 11, took 12 seconds off her personal best in the 200 IM for a 3:47.69, good for second place.
Shelbi Jardine, 11, took almost 13 seconds off her 200IM for a 3:57.91 to qualify. Jardine won the 50 free and 50 back with best times.
Wesley Donnelly, 8, took almost three seconds off his 50 breast to win.
Other notable swims include Jenae Fierbach, 7, who took almost 9 seconds off her 50 breast; Jacklyn Pengilly, 10, who erased almost 16 seconds off her 100 IM; and Paige Allan, 9, who chopped almost 17 seconds off her 50 breast.