Selkirks swim to podium

The Selkirks swim team took home medals in 18 out of 22 events in Vernon on Nov. 7-9.

The Selkirks swim team took home medals in 18 out of 22 events in Vernon on Nov. 7-9.

Chantel Jeffrey, 13, who is in great early season form, led the way for the Selkirks.

Jeffery won all four of her events, 800 metre freestyle, 50-m butterfly stroke, 100-m backstroke and 100-m freestyle, and just missed qualifying for the 15-and-under Western Canadian Championships in the 800-m freestyle.

Jacob Rambo, 12, was the most improved swimmer, who took home three gold medals, and a silver and bronze medal.

Rambo improved his 200-m backstroke by 13 seconds, and had four personal best times.

Molly Fogart, celebrated her 13th birthday with seven medals, including one gold, four silver and two bronze, as she continues her break-out season.

In his first meet of the season, Thomas Flahr, 18, won the 50-m freestyle with the fastest time of the entire meet, while also picking up a silver and bronze medal.

Emma Pyle continued her strong comeback season with three top 12 finishes in the highly competitive 15-and-over girls events.

Bree Cooper, swimming for West Kelowna, picked up three golds and a bronze.

The team travels to Kelowna this weekend before heading to Kamloops for a large meet with several Alberta and coastal teams in mid-December.

 

 

Salmon Arm Observer

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