Swimmers earn personal bests

KISU swimmers establish new person bests in provincial competition

Belize and Jordan Souch-Tremblay, as well as Ava Wall, put on strong performances during the B.C. Long Course AA Provincial swim championships in Kamloops at the Tournament Capital Centre, June 26-28.

All three achieved best performances, as Belize (girls 14 and over) took 16.98 seconds off of her 800-metre freestyle, while Jordan (boys 11 and Under) took 38.94 seconds off his 400-m free, and 33.32 seconds off of his 800-m free. Wall (girls 11 and under) took 11.25 seconds off her 100-m backstroke and 11.42 seconds off of her 100-m fly.

“They had great racing performances,” said Hoeben, adding that the three did a great job representing the club. “Competitive swimming is a tough sport. Not only does it demand that swimmers do their strokes correctly to the smallest detail, but they also have to swim it fast. There is another level of fast that many swimmers learn about at this AA meet, where they put the blinders on to all the signals that their body is telling them and continue beyond to race their guts out. For most people, this is a learned skill. Belize, Jordan and Ava showed that they are on their way to becoming accomplished swimmers by their performances and racing last weekend.”

The trio made it to the top-eight finals in multiple swims and reached the podium.

Hoeben added it is always good to end on a high note as it sets everyone up with enthusiasm for the beginning of next season.

The club has 28 swimmers off to Victoria, July 2-5 to compete in the AAA provincial championships at the Commonwealth Pool.  This is the largest group that the KISU swim club has had.