KISU swam at the AA Provincial Championship in Kelowna June 24 to 26and earned strong results.
Reece Haberstock, Matthew Koster, Madison Leew, Samantha Oliver and Myra Veidt represented the club and brought home 15 medals. We also had a number of swimmers who had big improvements in their times, including 12 new AA time standard swims.
Samantha Oliver took home five medals from the AA meet – three bronze and two silver medals. Her silver medals came in the 200-m fly and 400-IM (two of swimming’s toughest events). Her bronze medals were in 200 IM, 400-m free and 200-m free. Myra Veidt won three gold medals in 200 IM, 100- and 200-m breast stroke. She went best times in all three events taking off 10 seconds in the 200 IM, 17 seconds in the 200 Breast and two seconds in the 100 breast stroke.
Haberstock took a silver medal in the 400-metre freestyle and placed third after the preliminary morning heats. In the evening, he swam 18 seconds faster to capture the silver. He also won bronze medals in the 200-m backstroke and 400-m Individual Medley events. Koster placed first in the 1500-m free distance event. He also placed third in the 400-m free stroke, taking 17seconds off his original entry time. Leew was second in the 800-m Free. For her gold medal in the 400-m IM she had to swim faster in finals by another 10 seconds from her morning swim.
Overall I have to say that “I am really proud of our KISU swimmers,” said KISU coach Tina Hoeben. “For a team that has had a very tough season and limited pool time, they were impressive in their performances especially in the tough distance events – 200 fly, 400 IM/free and 800/1500 free.”