By Eliza McGuire, Revelstoke Aquaducks
The Revelstoke Aquaducks officially opened their 2013 summer season this past weekend in Salmon Arm with a third place team finish.
Notable finishes were Hunter Stewardson, who won the girls division two third aggregate; Tye Hoshizaki, who won the boys division two second aggregate; Bryce Molder, who won first aggregate for division five boys; Gina Cinelli who won the girls division six second aggregate; Josh Rota, who won the third aggregate for division six boys; and Emily Pfeiffer, who won the first aggregate for division seven girls.
James Lebuke picked up not only the second aggregate for division three boys, but also broke the club record in the 50 metre backstroke, previously held by Josh Rota, in his first competition as a division three athlete.
When looking at the results as the meet progressed, head coach Jeff Beatty noted how the swimmers who were swimming particularly well and finishing out their races with power were those who had the best attendance.
This was also noticed by many of the swimmers who in turn promised to make more of the weekly workouts. Many swimmers finished races and were quick to excitedly proclaim that even though they just want a personal best, they knew there was more to be had and were excited to get in the pool on Monday afternoon to begin preparation for the meet this coming weekend to take place in Lumby.
However the Salmon Arm meet was a success on more than one level, as new swimmers to the club Zach and Samantha Veninsky competed in their first ever swim meet, with smiles at the end of the pool.