Submitted by the club-We are extremely proud of Tori Grosse for winning her first gold medal in Prince Rupert last week-end in her age group of 12 and under girls!! In spite of a lack of sleep and the awful heat every one of our twelve swimmers bettered some of their times.
New swimmers Ileah and Alysha Mattice attended their first meet and proved they are going to be a force to reckon with next season! Tarquin Bellamy showed an incredible improvement in his swims after joining the club a few months ago. The swimmers were excited to have their coach Leslie Puley attend her first meet with them. Both coaches and seven swimmers all joined together to swim the Metric Mile (60 laps). We placed third out of the six teams…in spite of Jeff almost losing his shorts!
We have had an incredible year and were able to attend six out of seven meets. We also sent Kylie Thorgierson and Tori Grosse to the Northern Winter Games in Kitimat and the B.C Winter Games in Port Alberni.
We would like to thank “Super Coach” Jeff Hiltz, Leslie Puley, Candice Wylie, Matthew Beemer and Karen McMurray for a great year. Without our dedicated coaches there would be no swim club. Also thanks to Brandy Hill for her hard work throughout the season, the communities for supporting our fundraising efforts, Gwaii Trust for their financial support, and especially the kids, watching them swim make all of this worth it!
Next season is going to be bigger and better than ever with a meet planned in Ketchikan in November and we are going to host our own meet in March. If any parents or kids are interested in joining the club, please call Lareina or Tammy and we will be happy to answer any of your questions or sign you up.
We have a new logo/motto that we are going to swim by. ‘There are two kinds of swimmers, the Eagles and their prey’.
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