Pfeiffer sisters set meet records at Kelowna swim meet

Emily and Cynthia Pfeiffer set meet records at Ogopogo swim meet in Kelowna last weekend.

Contributed by the Revelstoke Aquaducks

Kelowna’s H2O Aquatic Centre was the site of this past weekend’s 65th annual Ogopogo Invitational Swim Meet, where Revelstoke Aquaducks’ swimmers competed against stiff competition from the Okanagan, Kootenay and Lower Mainland regions.

The small group of Aquaducks managed to rack up 982.5 points to place fifth in the club standings behind White Rock, Vancouver, Kelowna and Salmon Arm.  Head coach Jeff Beatty was pleased.

“During mid season training we were surprised by the substantial time drops and many personal bests” he said, adding that the swimmers “endured stiff heats and finals competition and gained valuable experience.”

With just four weeks remaining until the regional championships in Kamloops, assistant coach Cynthia Pfeiffer recognized the value of swimming in such an “intense competition”  and how it will get the swimmers “psyched up to come home to train even harder.”

In the junior age groups, aggregate medals went to Beth Granstrom (silver, Division 3 Girls), and Alex Jay (Gold, Division 1 Boys).

Senior aggregate  winners included Cynthia and Emily Pfeiffer (tie, Gold, Division 8 Girls), Nadia Salon (Bronze, Division 8 Girls) and Jeff Beatty (Gold, Div 8 Boys).

New meet and club records were set by Emily Pfeiffer in the 50m and 100m butterfly, while her sister Cynthia set records in the 100m backstroke, 100m freestyle, and 200m individual medley.

Alex Jay broke a decades-old Division 1 50m backstroke club record.

The Aquaducks are heading to Golden this weekend and then will be competing at home on July 14 and 15 at the Revelstoke Aquatic Centre.

 

Just Posted

Revelstoke council to hear first proposed cannabis store application

Starbuds would be located at 109 Connaught Ave.

Revelstoke father and daughter venture abroad to teach English

Columbia is trying to increase the number of English speakers

Cost of propane decreasing for FortisBC customers in Revelstoke

Propane will decrease to its lowest rate in two years

Winter logging planned near Revelstoke due to fir beetle

Woodlot 1834 is harvesting near Flowdown trail in Mt. McPherson area

It’s the last day to vote in B.C.’s referendum on electoral reform

Ballots must now be dropped off in person to meet the deadline of 4:30 p.m.

VIDEO: This B.C. school leads country in vaccine donations to UNICEF

Federally funded Kids Boost Immunity uses quizzes to earn vaccinations

UPDATE: Hedley residents will be without water for at least one week

Elevated levels of coliform and arsenic leave small town dry

Boeser scores 3, Pettersson has 5 points as Canucks hammer Blues

Vancouver picks up impressive 6-1 win in St. Louis

Cold case files: Murdered woman still unidentified after 44 years

Penticton RCMP releasing info on historical missing person and found human remains investigations

Okanagan Valley to see snow tonight

Environment Canada is calling for two-to-four centimetres of snow from Penticton to Salmon Arm

B.C. police stop drunk driver who offered up burger instead of ID

Roadblock checks over the weekend found at least two other impaired drivers

Being vegan during the holidays just got a little bit better

Cook up these delicious options during the holidays

In Canada, the term ‘nationalism’ doesn’t seem to have a bad rap. Here’s why

Data suggest that Canadians don’t see the concept of nationalism the way people do in the United States

Update: Sicamous and Tumbler Ridge neck and neck in the Sled Town Showdown

Both communities in the final round have amassed over 10,000 votes

Most Read