KISU swimmers dive into first meet at new pool

Penticton KISU swimmers held their own at the first meet on their home turf at the newly renovated community centre last weekend.

Reilly Rowland of the KISU swim team works to catch a competitor in the backstroke portion of the girls relay finals at the club swim meet at the Community Centre pool.

Reilly Rowland of the KISU swim team works to catch a competitor in the backstroke portion of the girls relay finals at the club swim meet at the Community Centre pool.

Penticton KISU swimmers held their own at the first meet on their home turf at the newly renovated community centre last weekend.

“The kids did great. There was some very pleasant surprises. Reilly Rowland, one of our older girls, did very well. She is just on fire. She came into the season ready to work and the results are already showing,” said KISU swim club coach Tina Hoeben.

Rowland swam in the girls 13-14 age category taking first place in the 200 metre individual medley, second place in the 100 back, 100 breast and 400 im and third place in the 100m free. In the Iron Sprint individual meet Rowland earned second place in the 100 back and third in the 100 free.

Hoeben said it is a rebuilding year for the club because of the pool closure, but they are happy to show it off including the new 10 lanes.

“The meet ran really well. We were expecting to have some glitches because there is a lot of electronic stuff that didn’t arrive until last minute and there was a big rush to put it in, so I was sure there would be some glitch because we didn’t have time to do a thorough dry run, but it went amazingly well. When you run a meet and have 10 lanes it goes really fast,” said Hoeben.

The KISU coach was equally as impressed with the times of younger swimmers who accomplished 100 per cent best times.

“I’m really excited to see what the swimmers can do this season now that we are back in our pool and have better training times,” said Hoeben.

Main meet results:

Mathew Koster earned a third place finish in the Boys 13-14 400 free. Samuel Lasinski, swimming in the 11-12 boys category, earned first place times in the 400 free, 100 back, 100 fly and 100 breast. He also took second place in the 400 im, 200 im, 50 free and 100 free.

In the boys 15 and over Brian MacPhail earned first place in the 400 im and 400 free and third place finishes in the 200 im, and 100 breast. Payton Nackoney earned third place in the 13-14 girls category in the 50 free. Annalise Spence in the girls 10 and under category took third place in the 50 free, 100 back and 100 free. In the Iron Sprint events Spence took third in the 50 free and 100 free.

Iron sprint jamboree:

Emily Caruso in the girls 9-10 category won first in the 100 im, second in the 50 fly and posted third places finishes in the 50 free and 50 back. Marlee Caruso in the girls 8 and under category took second in the 50 free and third in the 25 back.

Bryce Doroshuk in the boys 8 and under took second place finishes in the 50 free and 100 im. Justin Fletcher in the boys 11-12 category won third place finishes in the 200 im and 50 fly. Riley Kascak in the boys 13 and over took first place in the 50 free, 50 back, 100 im, 50 fly and 50 breast.

Elijah Kliever in the boys 9-10 races earned second place in the 200 im and 50 fly and third place in the 50 back and 50 breast. Kiara Louq in the girls 9-10 earned first in the 50 fly. Ashley McMillan in the mixed 8 and under won first in the 25 fly, second in the 25 breast and third in the girls 8 and under 100 im. Quinten Pearson took two third place finishes in the boys eight and under 50 free and 100 im.

Riley Thomspon took third place in the boys 11-12 50 breast. Riley Wall earned first place finishes in the boys 11-12 category in 50 back, 100 im and 50 fly. He also finished second in the 50 free and 50 breast. Tyler Wall earned four first place finishes in the boys 9-10 in the 50 free, 50 back, 100 im and 50 fly. He also finished second in the 50 breast.