Classics 10th at provincials
The Kamloops Classic Swimming club placed 10th overall at the B.C. AAA Championships, which wrapped up in Victoria earlier this month.
Kamloops earned 27 medals.
Colin Gilbert, swimming in the 14-year-old boys’ division, set two new meet records and five new club records, winning gold in the 200m, 400m and 1,500m freestyle events, silver in the 200m and 400m individual medley (IM) races and the 100m butterfly and bronze in the 200m butterfly.
Megan Dalke, competing in the 14-year-old girls’ division, set six new club records, claiming gold medals in the 200m, 400m and 800m freestyles races, silver in the 200m butterfly and 200m IM and bronze in the 100m butterfly and 400m IM.
Ethan Phillips won bronze in the 1,500m freestyle in the 14-year-old boys’ category.
Gabrielle Dagasso, racing in the 14-year-old girls’ division, won bronze medals in the 200m butterfly and 400m freestyle.
Marina Ackermann won the 200m freestyle in the 12-year-old girls’ category, while also qualifying for age group nationals in Montreal in the 200m and 400m freestyle events.
Austin Phillips, swimming in the 12-year-old boys’ category, won gold in the 200m butterfly, silver in the 100m butterfly and bronze in the 400m freestyle.
Carel Ackermann won bronze medals in the 100m and 200m breaststroke races in the 15-year-old boys’ category.
Ethan Jensen, swimming in the 13-year-old boys’ division, won bronze in the 200m butterfly.
The Kamloops 14-and-under girls’ 4X50 medley relay team — Makena Sutherland, Dalke, Dagasso and Taryn MacLeod — won gold and set a new club record.
That team won silver medals in the 4X100 and 4X50 freestyle relay races.
The following swimmers qualified for the 2014 Western Canadian Swimming Championships next year in New Westminster: Sutherland, Meaghan Frenks and Ethan Phillips.
New national age group qualifiers include Ben Branchflower and Frenks.