Pikes make great times

Pikes get ready for their next swim meet after success in Kelowna

The Penticton Pikes swim team had a great meet in Kelowna over the weekend.

Pikes coach Celina Glabus said swimmers continue to trim times in races.

“Their hard work in the pool is really paying off,” said Glabus. “We had a lot of first-year swimmers race and they had lots of fun. It was a great meet for kids who have never competed before.”

The Pikes had Ryan McMillan and David Archibald reach the podium. McMillan, division 2 (nine to 10.5 years of age), took first in the 50-metre freestyle, finishing in 33.15 seconds and was first in the 100-m freestyle (1.13.95), 50-m backstroke (41.69), 50-m breaststroke (48.29), 50-m fly (39.66) and 100IM (1.26.77). He was first overall.

Archibald, a KISU swimmer, finished first overall in OCAT 1(age 10.5 and under) as he won the 50-m freestyle (38.6), 100-m freestyle (1.30.96), 50-m backstroke (48.64), 50-m breaststroke (58.02) and 50-m fly (50.88).  Ashley McMillan, also a KISU member, finished second overall in OCAT 2 as she came second in 100-m freestyle (1.06.29), 100-m backstroke (1.18.20), 100-m breaststroke (1.27.25), 50-m fly (34.67) and 100-m fly (1.16.52).

Sarah Andrews, Division 1 (eight and under) came third in the 50-m fly in 1.06.37. Madison Seeley, Division 4 (12 to 13.5) came third in the 100-m breaststroke in 1.35.95. Ben Say, Division 5 (13.5 to 15 years) came second in the 50-m freestyle (27.16), second in the 100-m fly (1.10.97) and third in the 50-m fly (29.81).

This weekend the Pikes are in Merritt, then on July 9 the Pikes host a meet.