KISU rocks at the Kelowna Fall Classic

KISU swim club has strong performances at Kelowna meet

KISU swim club has been training hard with great successes, achievement, personal bests and club records broken.

“KISU swimmers did an amazing job on the weekend.  Their focus and enthusiasm was contagious” said coach Tina Hoeben in a release. “They went into the meet tired from a big week of training but didn’t let that stand in their way.  I’m very proud of their grit to swim their best even when they are tired.”

Fifty-three KISU swimmers recently travelled to the Kelowna Fall Classic meet held Nov. 21 to 23. KISU took first-place with 3966 points, annihilating the second-place winner by 1240 points.

Highlights for KISU included 100 per cent best performance by Ben Davidson, Riley Kascak, Jaren Lefranc, Dilmeet Gill, Garrett Kennedy, Ashley McMillan, Sean Peters, Logan Rabe, Chloe Smith, Jordan Souch-Tremblay and Miya Stel.

McMillan took first in all her Saturday events, while Justin Fotherby was the highest point scorer with 151 points.

Three club records were also shattered by Hayden Krause: 200 Free Boys 11 & under 2:32:90, Acacia Benn: 200 Fly Girls 12 -13 yrs. 2:42:57, 1500 Free, 19:08.77 and

Ashley McMillan: 100 Back 11 & under Girls 1:20:50) (1500 Free 11 & under Girls 21:16:36).

Other strong performances, all in the 1,500-metre freestyle include Elijah Kliever shaving off one minute, 56 seconds, Kristen Vadeweghe took off 2:13, Jaren lefranc 1:54 off,

Wynn Norlund 3:95 minutes off, Belize Souch-Tremblay 1:36 minutes off and Acacia Benn 1:36 minutes off. Fotherby swam the 1,500-m for the first time and achieved a AAA time standard.

At the Vernon Fall invitational Nov. 7 to 9, Aspen Benn, Fotherby, Liam Wallich and Hayden Krause had personal best performances.

McMillan shaved nearly three minutes off the 800-m free in the girl’s 10 and under, while Wallich trimmed 2:06 in the 800-m free for 11-12 year olds. It was Wallich’s first AAA time.

Kalena Bews, Madeline Blade, Alyssa Dobie, Austin Follestad and Ushman Gill enjoyed 100 per cent best performances in the jamboree. Ben Davidson also finished the 200-m individual medley in under four minutes.

The team captains for KISU are great role models, congrats to: Kenzi Haberstock, Matthew Koster and Jaxon Stel.