Sealions swimmers are looking forward to competing in Kamloops this weekend at the BC Summer Swim Association Provincial Championships. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)

Sealions swimmers are looking forward to competing in Kamloops this weekend at the BC Summer Swim Association Provincial Championships. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)

Quesnel Sealions off to provincial meet in Kamloops

Swimmers will dive into the pool starting Friday

The Quesnel Sealions Swim Club will wrap up its season in Kamloops this weekend at the BC Summer Swim Association Provincial Championships.

The Sealions have been working hard at excelling in the pool and competed in the Regional Swim Meet in Prince George earlier this month.

“We had 30 swimmers go to regionals which was awesome,” said head coach Casey Fisher. “That was our second biggest meet attendance of the year besides our home meet, of course.”

At Regionals, 21 Sealions swimmers qualified for the provincial meet.

Fisher said 17 Sealions will dive into the pool at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre in Kamloops Aug. 19-21.

“Because of COVID-19, we haven’t had a provincial meet since 2019, so it’s the first provincials in a while and my first provincials as a coach, so I’m very excited,” Fisher added.

“I’ve been on the competing end of provincials for many years, and now I get to see a different side of it, which I’m really excited about. I’m really excited for these kids.”

Following the Provincial Championships, in which more than 60 swim teams from across the province will compete, the Quesnel Sealions Swim Club will be on hiatus until their new season begins in May 2023.

Their winter maintenance program will be available in October, providing swimmers with two days of pool time each week.

Read More: Quesnel Sealions hit the pool for abbreviated season

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