By Andy Pfeiffer, RSS Aquatics
This past weekend in Richmond, three Revelstoke Secondary Grade 12 students walked away from their last high school swim meet with a BC. Provincial Championship medal around their neck, and a broad smile smeared across their face.
Their medley relay bronze medal swim began with Emily Pfeiffer powering through a 33 second 50m backstroke followed by grade ten Gina Cinelli’s always strong breaststroke. Hanna Thomson’s 34-second 50m Butterfly swim in which she barely came up for air had the team in third place and all that was left was for Emily Federico to swim the freestyle anchor to bring home the bronze medal.
The medal haul continued for Emily Pfeiffer who followed up her relay bronze with two more medals in individual events. Her 50m backstroke time of 33.02 was good for another bronze medal and that was followed up by a bronze in the 100m individual medley.
Hanna Thomson was in fine form as well, swimming a best time in her 50m butterfly finishing in 12th. The RSS girls team which also included two more relays that finished ninth and 15th amassed enough points to have the team finish eighth in the province out of the 67 girls teams at the championships – the best finish ever of any RSS swim team.
The RSS boys’ swim team included mostly junior swimmers who had to swim against mostly grade 11 and 12 boys, which had them finish 41st out of 66 teams. The best result for the boys was a strong ninth place in the 4X100m freestyle relay which featured Andreas Suchovs, Bryce Molder, Raine Carnegie and Josh Rota.
With the departure of Pfeiffer, Federico, and Thomson, the RSS swim team is now in the hands of mostly junior swimmers who will no doubt work hard next year to equal the success they had this year in Richmond.
2012 BC High School Provincial Swim Championships – Revelstoke Results
Emily Pfeiffer: Bronze 50m backstroke – 33.02; Bronze 100m IM – 1:12.96; 5th
50m butterfly – 31.50
Hanna Thomson: 12th 50m butterfly – 33.31
Bryce Molder: 19th 100m freestyle – 1:03.68; 22nd 100m IM – 1:12.92
Liam McCabe: 22nd 50m freestyle – 28.54
Josh Rota: 21st 50m backstroke – 33.97
Gina Cinelli: 20th 100m Breaststroke 1:27.03
200m medley relay (E. Federico, E. Pfeiffer, H. Thomson, G.Cinelli): Bronze –2:22.20
400m freestyle relay (Anna Pfeiffer, Brynn Smith, H. Thomson, G. Cinelli): 9th – 5:12.66
400m freestyle relay (A. Suchovs, R. Carnegie, B. Molder, J. Rota): 9th – 4:38.82
200m mixed freestyle relay (Emma Rota, Jessa Burke, A. Suchovs, R.
Carnegie): 16th – 2:16.94
200m medley relay (J. Rota, L.McCabe, R. Carnegie, A. Suchovs): 21st – 2:28.11