KISU’s swim club achieved something they rarely do — win a meet outside of Penticton.
The club was in Kelowna last weekend for the Fall Classic and edged the host team by 28 points, 2,536 to 2,508.
“I’m really proud of our swimmers being able to beat the Kelowna team at their home pool,” said KISU coach Tina Hoeben. “It is a big achievement. We likely could not have done it if one swimmer was missing.”
Helping the club accomplish the feat were several swimmers achieving new time standards.
Five swimmers who made significant strides were Riley Wall, Daniel Everton, Wynn Nordlund, Evan Peters and Riley Thompson.
Wall made his first 15 and under AAA time in the 200-metre fly in two minutes, 31 seconds. Everton made his first 13 and under AAA time in the 200-m back in 2:38, while Nordlund made his first 15 and under AA time in the 200-m breast stroke finishing in 2:54.
Peters made two 11 and under AA times in the 200-m and 800-m free, Thompson made his 13 and under A time in the 200-m breaststroke.
During the meet, Wall took a simple approach.
“I just raced as fast as I could,” he said.
While competition was good, Wall said it didn’t have top-end swimmers like larger events.
“There were still some fast kids,” said Wall, adding that he tired from distance training the week before.
Everton carried confidence to reach a new time standard into Kelowna since at the last meet he missed his AAA time by half a second.
“I was ready and knew I was going to get it,” he said. “I was excited to get the time finally. I have been working towards it the whole time.”
Nordlund said it was a successful meet for him in getting his first AA time standard. He credited his success to the distance training.
That training by the swimmers pleased Hoeben as she watched them push themselves through 10 workouts in five days for most academy swimmers.
Several went right into the meet without any additional rest.
Thompson, who had trained hard all week, said he was surprised by his results.
“I’m not the fastest. I did really well,” he said. “I was happy it finally paid off.”
As for KISU winning the meet, Everton said, “it was amazing.”
“We were all so happy,” he said.
Top results for swimmers below:
Bryce Doroshuk earned bronze in the 11 and under 100-m breast stroke and 50-m fly.
Travis Doroshuk earned a AA time and second in the 16 and over 200-m breast stroke and third in the 50-m fly.
Daniel Everton, 12, earned a AA time while winning the 1,500-m free, earned silver and the 50-m fly and finished third in the 100-m breast, getting a single A time, the 100 IM, 200-m fly, 200IM and 200-m fly.
Kenzi Haberstock, 16, finished third in the 800-m free.
Matthew Koster, 16, earned silver in the 200-m back stroke and third in the 100-m breast stroke and 1,500-m freestyle.
Samuel Lasinski, 14, won the 1,500-m freestyle, took second in the 200-m breast stroke and 100IM and third in the 50-m fly and 200 IM.
Jaren Lefranc, 14, earned silver in the 200-m breast stroke.
Nikita Logie, 15, finished third in the 800-m freestyle.
Myah Nackoney, 13, finished second in the 100 IM, and 100-m back stroke.
Payton Nackoney, 15, finished first in the 50-m fly and 800-m freestyle, second in the 200-m fly and third in the 100-m breast stroke.
Nordlund finished third in the 100-m back stroke.
Theo Oliver finished second in the 100-m back stroke, and third in the 100-m breast stroke.
Peters,11, finished third in the 800-m freestyle.
Reilly Rowland, 16, finished second in the 100-m breast stroke and 1,500-m freestyle and third in the 100IM, 200-m freestyle and 50-m fly. Belize Souch-Tremblay, 13, took third in the 50-m fly.
Jordan Souch-Tremblay, 8, took third in the 200-m back stroke.
Jaxon Stel, 16, finished third in the 200-m breast stroke.
Thompson, 13, finished third in the 200-m breast stroke.
Myra Veidt, 16, finished second in the 800-m freestyle.
Liam Wallich, 10, finished second in the 200-m back stroke, while Mackenzie Wallich, 13, finished second in the 100-m breast stroke and third in the 1,500-m freestyle.
Wall, 14, finished first in the 100-m back stroke, second in the 200-m fly and third in the 800-m freestyle.
Tyler Wall, 12, finished first in the 800-m freestyle, second in the 100-m back stroke and 200 IM and third in the 50-m fly.
Keaton Woods, 13, finished first in the 200-m breast stroke and third in the 100-m back stroke.
Katarina Young, 17, finished third in the 200-m breast stroke.