Alyssa Spataro races in the 50m breaststroke.

Young RSS swim team succeeds at provincials

Revelstoke Secondary School swim team finishes rebuilding year with potential for growth at the BC High School Swimming Championships.

By Andy Pfeiffer, RSS Swim Team

The Revelstoke Secondary School Swim team finished off their re-building year with lots of potential for growth at the BC High School Swimming Championships in Richmond last weekend. At an event where all age categories compete as one, the mostly grade eight and nine RSS athletes showed they weren’t intimidated by older  competitors.

Leading the team was Beth Granstrom who finished in ninth spot in both the 50m backstroke and the 100m individual medley.  Granstrom also lead the 4X100m freestyle relay along with sister Kate, Anna Pfeiffer, and Claudia Cinelli to a ninth place finish.

Another grade eight athlete, Alyssa Spataro, battled mostly grade elevens and twelves, beating over half the field to finish 13th in the province in the 50m breaststroke.

The meet ended strongly for the RSS team with the 200m freestyle girls relay team improving by five seconds from their prelims to finish 13th in the province.

Full results are as follows:

Anna Pfeiffer, Claudia Cinelli, Alyssa Spataro, Kate Granstrom – 23rd in 200m medley relay – 2:42.82

Claudia Cinelli, Kate Granstrom, Beth Granstrom, Kate Granstrom – 9th in 400m freestyle relay – 5:04.23

Bailey LeBuke, Alyssa Spataro, Raine Carnegie, Lucas Parreiras –  22nd in 200m mixed medley

Raine Carnegie, Lucas Parreiras, Kate Granstrom, Bailey LeBuke – 21st 200 mixed free relay

Claudia Cinelli, Kate Granstrom, Beth Granstrom, Anna Pfeiffer – 13th 200m free relay

Beth Granstrom – 9th in 50m backstroke – 34.61

– 9th in 100m individual medley

Alyssa Spataro – 13th in50m breaststroke –  40.32

Anna Pfeiffer – 30th in 100m freestyle – 1:17.69

Bryce Molder – 22nd in 100m freestyle – 1:00.41

–  19th in 100m butterfly – 1:05.72

Claudia Cinelli – 27th in 50m butterfly – 39.33

RSS’ women’s team finished 26th out of 64 teams. Overall, RSS was 49th out of 86 teams

 

 

Just Posted

Second cannabis store in the works for Revelstoke

City Council approved a development variance permit for Revelsmoke Aug. 13

No public comments on Mackenzie Village development agreement amendments

Revelstoke City Council held a public hearing and heard one written comment and none in-person

Author of Emily Carr books coming to speak in Revelstoke

Laurie Carter will be at the Revelstoke library on Sept. 26

Photos: Railway Days at Revelstoke Railway Museum 2019

Today was Railway Days at the Revelstoke Railway Museum. There was food,… Continue reading

Festival goers at the 27th annual Roots and Blues Festival

The Observer asked: Where are you from and what brought you to the festival?

QUIZ: How much do you remember about Woodstock?

Weekend music festival in Bethel, New York, was held 50 years ago

U16 B.C. fastpitch team named national champs

Girls went undefeated at national tournament in Calgary

Summerland’s downtown has gone through numerous changes

Main Street has been commercial hub of community for many years

Advocates ‘internationalize’ the fight to free Raif Badawi from Saudi prison

Raif Badawi was arrested on June 17, 2012, and was later sentenced to 1,000 lashes and 10 years in jail for his online criticism of Saudi clerics

Okanagan climate advocacy group protests against Tolko

Group to demonstrate outside Vernon head office Monday over plan to log close to water supply

RCMP, search crews hunt for 4-year-old boy missing near Mackenzie

George went missing early Saturday afternoon

Okanagan Cultural Connections live venue tour kicks off in Vernon

Two dozen promoters, national booking agents, and music reps to visit venues from Vernon to Oliver

Most Read