Aquaduck Madeleine Hobgood waits to start her event at the swim meet in Lumby on the weekend.

Aquaducks look strong in Lumby

The Lumby Lightning meet is always one of the best-attended meets of the year and is a favourite for the Revelstoke Aquaducks

By Eliza McGuire, Revelstoke Aquaducks

The Lumby Lightning meet is always one of the best-attended meets of the year and is a favourite for the Revelstoke Aquaducks, who made the trip on the weekend to the five-lane outdoor pool. While battling the sun in backstroke may have been a struggle for some, the Ducks swam confidently and surprisingly straight for the lack of roof to sight off of. However, with the temperature over 30oC on day two and a water park playground next door, the greatest victory of the weekend might have been leaving with more ribbons than sunburns.

With nearly 40 swimmers in attendance at Lumby, there were many, many ribbons that made their way back to Revelstoke, and no small amount of them were blue with a gold “first” written on them. Swimmers like Kayln Gale and Ryder Litke won multiple events, as did Beth Granstrom, Alex Jay and Jackson Litke. Dominating in their breaststroke events were Tye Hoshizaki, Hunter Stewardson and Gina Cinelli. Continuting their trends of steep improvement were Sara Supinen, Kale Jay, Zach Veninsky, Murdoch Tegart, and Caine McCabe. For some kids, this was their first meet ever (or their first meet swimming outside of participation and in competition) like Bence and Lutza Berkenbosch, Monica Parkin, Auntumn Griffith-Doyle, and Suri Stewardson, who not only swam Division 1 events like the 100 meter freestyle and the 100 meter individual medley, but also participated in relays both days.

In what is hopefully a preview of things to come next weekend when it is the Aquaduck’s turn to host the region for a competition, an assertive Devyn Gale claimed her first club record, taking down Beth Granstrom’s Division 2 girls 50 meter butterfly record from 2011. All previous records broken thus far this season were already owned by the holder, and were improvements from the previous season. As the Revelstoke meet will mark the half-way point to Regionals this year, it is a perfect opportunity to come together as a team and see how we stack up against the rest of the Okanagan region in preparation for qualifying for Provincials, make some noise, swim fast, and have fun. With Lumby being the first meet of the season the Ducks have competed at in large numbers, it was a test-run for relays, cheers, and events. Competition will begin on Saturday and end on Sunday where the Revelstoke Aquaducks hope to recapture their meet trophy as the highest scoring over-all team.

 

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