Alberni’s Tsunami club calls it a season

The Port Alberni Tsunami Swim Team ended another successful season with a well attended fun day and pot luck.

The Port Alberni Tsunami Swim Team ended another successful season with a well attended fun day and pot luck.

The June 20th event was attended by almost all of its 75 swimmers along with their families.

This year marked a season of growth, changes and personal achievements. The swim saw a strong increase in swimmers especially in the five  to nine year old range.  Children in this age range can benefit from participating in the swim club by learning to become stronger and faster swimmers, working on endurance and also basic skills such as diving and swim strokes.

Safety wise, being a strong confident swimmer is invaluable but it’s also great as a cross training sport since swimming is not a weight bearing sport.

This year many of the clubs swimmers competed in swim competitions and it resulted in lots of personal best times and proud moments, including four reaching provincial level time standards (Dezirae Henstridge, McKinley Sutton, Cassia Johnson, Claudia Noel).

Though competing is completely optional many of our swimmers find that once they start attending a few meets practices become more interesting. ffers programs for all levels and needs for grades K-12, including a learn to swim program aimed at super beginners.  Registrations for the next season will be accepted in early September (there are no try-outs).

For information and contact: Facebook page/Port Alberni Tsunami Swim Team.

Alberni Valley News