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Killer Whales’ sibling act tough to beat

Two sets of Campbell River Killer Whales siblings were the stars of the 2014 UVPCS Wavemaker Swim Meet in Victoria last weekend.

It was a successful competition for all Killer Whales swimmers, setting everyone up for what should be a very exciting end to the season as championship meet season starts.

But Jasmine Skuse and Conner Skuse dominated their age groups, with Cianna Dunn and Carson Dunn having breakthrough meets in their respective age groups.

Conner won every event he was entered in, breaking multiple meet records over the three-day meet. Jasmine achieved an age group national (AGN) qualification standard in the 200 IM, adding to the four that she has already achieved this year, as well as breaking the 200 IM and 400 IM club record.

Carson continued to show huge improvements this season dominating the 10 and under boys category. Carson broke three club records over the weekend in the 800 freestyle, and 100 and 200 breaststroke, as well as a multiple meet records as well. He also achieved AAA provincial qualifying times in every event he swam over the weekend.

Cianna had a great weekend in a very tough 13 and 14 year old category. Cianna achieved the first of three AGN qualifying standards needed to attend the AGN championships this summer in Winnipeg. She followed up a great 1500 freestyle with swims that were very close to the standard in the 200 butterfly, 400 IM, and 100 backstroke.

Other great swims came from Sydney Boyle (AGN 1500 freestyle); Jenna Beaudin (AGN 1500 freestyle); Mackenzie Padington (club records in 200 IM, 200 backstroke, 200 freestyle, and 400 freestyle); Melayna Beaudin (club records in 100/200/1500 freestyle, 50/100/200 backstroke); Valery Williams (1st AA provincial qualifying time in 50 freestyle); Cole Reid (AA times in 400 freestyle and 200 backstroke); and Kara Beauregard (AA provincial qualifying times in 800 freestyle and 200 backstroke).

Next up for the Killer Whales is the ISA LC Medley Challenge on May 10 and 11, followed by the VIR Championships coming up at the beginning of June.

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