Swimmers have personal best performances

KISU swim club made noise at the Vernon Winter Splash

Members of the KISU swim club achieved personal best performances and found the podium at Vernon’s Winter Splash held Feb. 28 to March 1.

“I was so impressed with how well all of the swimmers did this weekend, they were focused,” said coach Anne Benn. “For several of the swimmers it was both their first main meet and two-day meet. They challenged themselves and worked well as a team supporting and cheering for each other. “

David Archibald, Madeline Blade, Garrett Kennedy and Andreas Nordlund shined with personal best performances.  Archibald trimmed nearly 10 seconds off the 200 metre individual medley, while Blade cut times in the 50- m freestyle, 200-m freestyle, 100 IM and 100-m freestyle. Kennedy cut just over a minute from his 400-m freestyle and 16.4 seconds from his 50-m backstroke. Nordlund cut nearly 27 seconds from his 100 IM and 16.28 seconds from his 100-m freestyle.

Swimmer earning first place included Shaila McCurdy, David Archibald, Garrett Kennedy, Jordan Souch-Tremblay and Madeline Blade.

Some highlights of the meet included;

Great Achievement in Performance:

Boys 9-10 years:

Jasper Ansems (17.06 seconds off) 50 Back

David Archibald (9.37 seconds off) 200 IM

Garrett Kennedy (60.19 seconds off) 400 Free, (16.40 seconds off) 50 Back

Samuel Kliever (34.15 seconds off) 400 Free, (13.52 seconds off) 100 IM

Andreas Nordlund (26.99 seconds off) 100 IM, (16.28 seconds off) 100 Free

Sean Peters (10.28 seconds off) 200 IM

Jordan Souch-Tremblay (17.97 seconds off) 400 Free

Girls 9-10 years:

India Barnett (19.12 seconds off) 50 Fly

Kalena Bews (21.04 seconds off) 200 IM

Madeline Blade (20.54 seconds off) 50 Free, (16.33 seconds off) 200 Free, (15.71 seconds off) 100 IM and (11.78 seconds off) 100 Free

Alyssa Dobie (22.40 seconds off) 200 IM, (11.44 seconds off) 100 Back

Brooklyn Follestad (19.84 seconds off) 200 IM

Boys 11 -12:

Austin Follestad (32.62 seconds off) 100 IM

Girls 11-12:

Caitlyn Kowal (16.26 seconds off) 200 IM, (14.00 seconds off) 100 IM

Chloe Smith (9.06 seconds off) 200 IM

Boys 13 and over:

Parker Arcand (20.25 seconds off) 400 Free


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