From start to finish it has been a busy month for the Quesnel Aquatic Club (QAC). July 5 – 6 Kamloops hosted the Tsunami swim meet. Eight members of the QAC took to the waters competing in this event, with all eight making it to the finals.
For division 3 girls, Audrey Jesperson achieved a gold standing overall and also breaking a long standing record set in 1984 in the 50m breast stroke. Fellow QAC members Lucy Jesperson won silver and Lauren Pastachak took home bronze for the division 3 girls.
Swimming to a personal best time in the 50m butterfly stroke and a provincial qualifying time was division 1 swimmer Natalie Bergeron, also achieving gold overall at the event.
The Quesnel SeaLions swam in for victory again July 19 – 20 at the Mackenzie Rainbows Invitational swim meet, winning the event with a total of 100 points with many of the swimmer taking home individual aggregate awards as well.
Gold medal winners included Natalie Bergeron for division 1 girls, division 1 boys swimmer Crosby Wolfe, Audrey Jesperson in division 3 girls and Olivia Crocker in division 4 girls.
Several members of the QAC took home silver at the Mackenzie meet. Swimming in for silver in the Division 2 boys Owen Larson, Lucy Jesperson for the division 3 girls, silver in the division 4 girls was Megan Pastachak and competing in the division 6 girls was Baylee McGillivray.
Winning bronze overall were QAC members Ava McGillivray in the division 1 girls, Lauren Pastachak for division 3 girls, competing and winning in the division 5 girls was Felicity Murray and division 5 boys swimmer Logan Nixon.
The next meet is Regionals in Prince George Aug. 2 – 3 and serves as a qualifier for the Provincial Championships.