Lightning's Pierson Piche set eight club records and won three medals at the provincial AAA short course swimming championships.

Lightning's Pierson Piche set eight club records and won three medals at the provincial AAA short course swimming championships.

Three B.C. silver for Lightning’s Piche

11-year-old athlete leads Lightning swim club at B.C. AAA championships in Victoria

  • Mar. 10, 2016 12:00 p.m.

Pierson Piche set the pace for the Liquid Lightning Swim Club with a trio of silver medals at the B.C. AAA swimming championships in Victoria.

Piche, 11, swam to 100 per cent best times with second-place efforts in the 800, 400 and 200 freestyle events. Piche took 40 seconds off his 800 time.

He also came fourth in the 50, 100 and 200 backstroke as well as fourth in 200 and 400IM, while also setting eight club records.

Six LLSC swimmers made the trip to provincials.

Other athletes turning in 100 per cent best times were 11-year-old Ava Toyata, Dylan DaSilva, Marc Toyata—who swam to 8th place in 50 free—and Bryce Molder.

Gabrielle Hanvold who was coming off 100 per cent best times at the Western Canadian Championships, had a 7th place finish in her 100 fly and strong swims in 200 fly, 50 back and 50 free.

LLSC will now move on to the long course season.

 

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