Alyssa Spataro races in the 50m breaststroke.

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