Janna Kovacs and her Waveriders teammates put in a great effort at a recent swim meet in Kamloops.

Janna Kovacs and her Waveriders teammates put in a great effort at a recent swim meet in Kamloops.

Sea Lions and Waveriders swim to success

The Quesnel Sea Lions and Waveriders had a fun and successful time at a recent swim meet in Prince George and Kamloops, respectively

The Quesnel Sea Lions had a fun and successful time at a recent swim meet in Prince George.

The Sea Lions finished the swim meet in second place with 772 points, just behind Prince George with 812 points.

“They swam very well with a lot of heart and desire to beat their best times, which is exactly what happened,” Sea Lions head coach Taylor Olson said.

Of 84 races, the Sea Lions collected personal best in 71 races.

Justin Salmons collected the bronze aggregate in division 2 competition and on the girls side Emerie Watson collected the gold and Megan Pastachak the bronze. 

In division 3, Josh Salmons and Logan Nixon collected the silver and bronze aggregate on the boys side, respectively.Sarah Milligan earned the silver aggregate in division 3 girls competition.

Chris McGauley took the gold aggregate in division 5 boys competition and Olivia Therrien took the gold aggregate on the girls side.

Amy Dahl and Rebecca Milligan finished first and second, respectively, in division 6 girls competition.

Taylor Olson took the aggregate gold in division 7 boys competition.

“I couldn’t help but be proud of each and every one of the swimmers at the meet,” Olson said.

Not only did they swim their very best, they also showed sportsmanship in and out of the water, which is a huge part of the sport.”

The Sea Lions now turn their attention to a home meet, June 25 – 26.

 Waveriders

The Waveriders made a splash at the Kamloops June Classic Meet that featured about 520 swimmers.

David Sikli, 14, collected silver medals in the 50 m and 100 m breast stroke and a bronze in the 200 m breast stroke.

Réka Sikli, competing in the 12-year-old category,  took sixth in the 50 m breast stroke and 12th in the 100 m breast stroke.

Paige Kovacs, 8, earned fourth place finishes in the 50 m and 100 m breast stroke and the 50 m and 100 m backstroke.

Janna Kovacs, 11, collected gold in the 50 m backstroke and fourth place finishes in the 200 m backstroke, 200 m freestyle and 400 m freestyle.

Garnett Currie, 10, is preparing for the upcoming AA long course championship in Kelowna, slated for June 24 – 26.

Currie is also qualified to race in the 11-year-old category for the 100 m and 200 m freestyle.

 Janna Kovacs, and David Sikli are getting set for the AAA long course provincial Championships in Victoria July 7 – 10.