BC Summer Games a family journey for Penticton duo

Emmy and Marlee Caruso are getting the chance to share the 2016 Abbotsford B.C. Summer Games experience together.



Emmy and Marlee Caruso are getting the chance to share the 2016 Abbotsford B.C. Summer Games experience together.

The sisters just won’t be around each other when they compete July 21 to 24. Marlee is swimming, one of five members of the KISU club competing, and Emmy in track and field. Emmy could have also gone for swimming, but chose track instead.

“I was really excited. Excited to earn the spot on the team,” said Emmy, 14. “I had a really good meet when I got asked to go.”

While not near her sister in the pool, Emmy is glad to be able to experience it with her.

“We’ll have things to relate to about it. If she does good, good for her,” said Emmy. “It will be nice to see her there and cheer her on. Actually get to be there.”

“I feel like I’m not going to see her during her competition, but I feel like I will see her in different parts,” said Marlee, 12. “We can tell each other about how we did. We don’t have to wait until we get back.”

Emmy looks forward to meeting other athletes and having an experience she won’t soon forget. When it comes to competing, Emmy feels ready and is getting in more practice sessions at the Pen High oval before they leave for Abbotsford. Heading into her first Games, she feels everything will be pretty good. She is confident.

“Hopefully I make finals,” said Emmy.

Marlee is equally looking forward to being around other athletes and competing.

“I feel ready,” said Marlee, who used a AAA meet as a tune up for the Games. “I feel like they’re faster than me. Then when I actually swim I feel like I’m going faster than them.”

Their mother Kelly Caruso said “it’s pretty awesome” to have them going.

“I’m really proud of them. I know it’s something that they are going to look back on when they are adults and be happy they had the chance to go, see it as a really positive experience.”



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