The Trail Stingrays left the competition in its wake at the Kimberley Seahorse swim meet last weekend adding another team victory to an already impressive number.
The Rays have won every major meet this swim season, save Castlegar where they placed second, but order was restored when the Stingrays’ piled up 1,317.5 points eclipsing Castlegar by 63.5 points.
Stingrays head coach Samme Beatson was particularly impressed by Aby Elwood, who managed best times in every event.
Dylan Kormendy’s amazing weekend saw the Div.1 swimmer break five records in all events except the 50 freestyle.
Martin Gonzalez broke the record in boys Div. 5 50 butterfly, while the formidable Jennifer Chung broke records in Div. 5 girls 50 butterfly and 100 freestyle, a good sign as they prepare to qualify for the provincials in this coming weekend’s regional meet in Colville.
Chung says she has been training hard and is confident going into the regional meet.
The swimmers are able to track their progress and measure their results and ranking against other swimmers in the province through the BC Summer Swimming Association website.
“You can check all of the province, and go in your division and compare times,” said Chung.
The Div. 5 swimmer is among the top 10 in the province and being able to compare times to her competitors is helpful and gives her the motivation to work harder, she says.
In Div. 1 Maddy Fraser and Dylan Kormendy pulled a double header each winning the girls and boys category respectively, while in Div. 2, Ian Markus took top honours and Reid Dunham was runner up.
In Div. 3, Eden Kormendy and Josh Ballarin each won the aggregate gold, and Diego Greenwood placed second.
In Div 4, Sharman Thomas placed third, while Maddie Green was runner up to Chung in Div. 5 girls, and Gonzalez placed first in the boys.
In Div 6, Cassidy Martin placed second and Eric Gonzalez was golden for the boys Div. 6.