KISU’s Fotherby a record-breaker in Hyack Festival

Justin Fotherby sets new freestyle records in New Westminster meet

KISU’s Justin Fotherby broke two records while picking up six medals at the Hyack Festival Youth Cup in New Westminster May 15-17.

Fotherby set new records in the 100- and 200-metre freestyle for boys 11 and under, winning gold in those swims. He added a silver medal in the 100-m butterfly and 200-m breast stroke as well as bronze in the 50-m freestyle and 100-m breast stroke. At the same time, he collected 228 points for his club.

“Great job by Justin this weekend,” said coach Tina Hoeben in a press release.  “We are really proud of how well he swam and single-handedly represented our club.”

Fotherby also broke the KISU club record in the 200-m breast stroke (boys 11/12). This record had been held by Brian MacPhail since 2007.

The Hyack Festival Youth Cup featured swimmers from Canada and the U.S. with AAA qualifying times.

KISU swimmers will be back on the road this weekend with 12 swimmers competing at the 2015 Mel Zajac Jr. International meet held at the UBC Aquatic Centre. Swimmers competing are Jaren LeFranc, Mackenzie Wallich, Riley Wall, Tyler Wall, Acacia Benn, Payton Nackoney, Sam Lasinski, Anna Spence, Reece Haberstock, Matthew Koster and Julia Veidt.