Revelstoke Aquaducks runners-up to home team in Salmon Arm

The Revelstoke Aqaducks swam a strong meet in Salmon Arm this past weekend. 35 athletes attended the competition

From left: William Hobgood

By Eliza McGuire, Revelstoke Aquaducks

The Revelstoke Aqaducks swam a strong meet in Salmon Arm this past weekend. 35 athletes attended the competition, which was one of the last meets before Okanagan regional championships in three weeks, and served as a tune-up for the Ducks.

Division 1 Girls Norah Painter and Monica Parkin combined to cut more than three minutes off their personal bests over all six of their races, and both girls demonstrated this new speed on their relays.

The Ducks also broke both club and meet records this weekend: Beth Granstrom broke the Division 5 Girls 200 metre individual medley meet record while bettering her own club record. James Lebuke broke the meet record in the 200 metre individual medley, while Ryder Litke broke the 100 metre individual medley meet record for Division 1 Boys.

Entering the Salmon Arm meet, the only club record for Division 1 Boys that did not belong to Ryder Litke was the 100 metre freestyle. Leaving Salmon Arm, all the club records for Division 1 Boys now belong to Ryder Litke.

Earning aggregate victories this meet for the Ducks were Division 1 Girl Autumn Griffith-Doyle. Division 1 Boys was a sweep for Revelstoke, with William Hobgood winning bronze, Bence Berkenbosch winning silver, and Ryder Litke the gold.

Division 2 Girls had Sani Supinen winning gold while Kale Jay won silver for the boys.

Division 3 Girl Megan Hoshizaki picked up a bronze aggregate for her gutsy swims this weekend, and Alex Jay took the gold for the boys side.

Division 4 Boy James Lebuke won gold, as did Division 5 Boy Jackson Litke and Division 5 Girl Beth Granstrom, both of whom won all six of their events.

With more than 300 athletes in attendance, the Ducks had their work cut out for them in the team event. Both the Salmon Arm Sockeyes and the Kelowna Ogopogos had twice as many swimmers in attendance as the Ducks. However, when it came down to team scores, the Ducks were second to the Sockeyes in all three categories, besting the Ogopogos by more than 1,000 points. A large reason for this was the relay section of the meet, which was, for the third time this year, completely without disqualifications throughout the meet. The Revelstoke Aquaducks are the only team to achieve this even once this season, never mind three times.

The Ducks travel to Penticton next weekend for their last meet in the Okanagan before Regionals in Kamloops.

 

Just Posted

Marijuana to be legal in Canada Oct. 17: Trudeau

Prime Minister made the announcement during question period in the House of Commons

Human caused fire knocked down in Mt. Revelstoke National Park

A fire broke out on the lower slopes of Mount Revelstoke yesterday… Continue reading

Life-long Revelstokian celebrates 106th birthday

Kay Martin celebrated her 106th birthday on June 20. Martin is a… Continue reading

Longtime Revelstoke firefighter Roger Echlin takes over as chief

Revelstoke’s new fire chief Roger Echlin says rising through the ranks was… Continue reading

Jocelyn’s Jottings: Workplace burnout

Have you ever experienced workplace burnout? That awkward moment when, despite liking… Continue reading

In reversal, Trump signs executive order to stop family separation

President had been wrongly insisting he had no choice but to separate families apprehended at border

UPDATED: Polygamous wife appeals conviction in B.C. child bride case

Emily Blackmore was found guilty of taking her underage daughter to U.S. to marry church leader

B.C. sets deadline for Indigenous salmon farm consent

All 120 operations will need agreements by 2022, province says

Family of 4 from Oregon believed to be missing in northern B.C.

RCMP, Search and Rescue crews searching area where vehicle was abandoned

Pickle Ball Depot picks up award

Vernon business earns Business Examiner’s Retailer of the Year

B.C. creates public registry to track real estate owners

The first registry of its kind in Canada aims to end the hidden property ownership

BC SPCA receives 400 reports of dogs in hot cars so far this year

Society is again urging people to leave their pets at home if they can’t keep them safe in the heat

Wineology: Bubbles, Bubbles, Bubbles cont.

Check out Okanagan sommelier Shanyn Ward’s new bi-weekly column

8 B.C. communities rank as the friendliest in Canada

Eight B.C. communities can claim they are the friendliest in the country.

Most Read