Four members of the Summerland Orca Swim Club won medals at the SwimBC AA Championships in Penticton. From right are Connor Berrisford, Holden Berrisford, Heming Sola and Matthew Bird.

Four members of the Summerland Orca Swim Club won medals at the SwimBC AA Championships in Penticton. From right are Connor Berrisford, Holden Berrisford, Heming Sola and Matthew Bird.

Summerland swimmers earn medals

Swimmers from the Summerland Orca Swim Club returned with medals after competing at the SwimBC AA Championships in Penticton.

Swimmers from the Summerland Orca Swim Club returned with medals after competing at the SwimBC AA Championships in Penticton earlier this month.

Six Orca swimmers were among the 424 swimmers from British Columbia, the Yukon and the Northwest Territories during the three-day competition.

The swimmers were Haley Berrisford, 15; Hannah Wagner, 13; Connor Berrisford, 12; Holden Berrisford, 12; Matthew Bird, 12 and Heming Sola, 12.

Orca swimmers came away with gold in the Boys 12 and Under 4×50 Free Relay and silver in the Boys 12 and Under 4×50 Medley Relay.

“We have not had a relay qualify for an AA championship in many years,” said Delano Ducheck, co-coach of the team. “To stand on top of the podium and win gold is a huge victory for these Summerland Orca swimmers.”

A total of seven Orca records were set at the competition.

“It’s been a pleasure to coach these young swimmers,” said co-coach Joanne Malar. “They are so competitive day in and day out in workout, and it all paid off this weekend with their exciting performances.”

The swimmers have qualified for top-eight A final performances. Four members of Orca will compete in the AAA Championships in Victoria in less than two weeks.

 

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