Swimmers shine at Quebec nationals

Two KISU swimmers claim podium spots at the Canadian Age Group championships

Swimmers from the KISU club closed the season with strong finishes at Age Group Nationals in Quebec.

Most notably were Jaren Lefranc and Tyler Wall. Lefranc won a gold medal to go with two silvers. Wall earned bronze in the 50-m freestyle. Acacia Benn, Samuel Lasinski and Riley Wall finished in the top 10.

“I thought it as a fabulous meet for our swimmers. I was really impressed with how well they did, how well they placed,” said coach Tina Hoeben.

Hoeben said Lefranc’s efforts in his three swims were great.

“It’s nice to see him race that well in Canada,” she said. “I also thought our other swimmers did really well. There were lots of best times. All of them were in at least one final.”

As for Tyler Wall, Hoeben said he was strong, earning best times in all his swims during his age group nationals debut.

“He has just turned 14. He had some really strong performances. He made a number of other finals.”

When asked about his performances, Tyler said he did pretty good.

“I guess some other people were just a little bit better on their game,” he said. “It was pretty fun, I liked it.”

For Tyler, it was a great way to the end the season, finishing better compared to last year. Along with going through a growth spurt, Tyler trained harder and the resulted in him swimming better. Now he looks forward to next season.

Following the age group nationals, Lefranc, 16, joined his Team B.C. teammates in Wood Buffalo, Alta for the Western Canada Summer Games, which bring 2,500 athletes from the four western provinces and three territories to compete in 18 sports. Lefranc’s events are the  200-metre breast stroke, 200-m butterfly and 100-m breast stroke.


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