The 2013 B.C. Seniors Games are in the books, and as always, Oceanside was well represented.
While local results are still rolling in, according to a report from Zone 2 rep Bob Austin, there were only two locals entered in the swimming events — Russell Sharock and Emmy Matte — but boy did they make a splash as they combined for eight gold medals, eight silver and two bronze.
According to Austin, Sharock, who was competing in the 55-59 age group, “is new to the games and a powerful swimmer who did very well.”
Sharock garnered gold in the 100m IM, 25m Breast, 4x25m Free Relay, 4x50m Mixed Free Relay and the 4x25m IM Relay. He garnered silver medals in the 400m Free, 25m Fly and 50m Fly while bagging bronze in the 25m Free.
Back for another great showing at the games was Matte, who was competing in the 80-84 age group.
Emmy, aka the Emmy-gizer, garnered gold medals in the 800m Free, 400m Free, and 50m Breast, and silver in the 25m Breast, 50m Back, 25m Back, 4×50 Mixed Free Relay, and 4×25 IM Relay to go along with a bronze medal in the 4x25m Free Relay. Peter Kucey of Qualicum Beach was a bronze medalist in mens’ 65-plus horseshoes.