The Waveriders are back in action

The Waveriders are back at it, having spent some time practicing it’s back to the races.

  • Dec. 12, 2014 12:00 p.m.

The Waveriders are back at it, having spent some time practicing it’s back to the races.

Their first swim meet of the season took them to the waters in Prince George.

For the girls, nine-year-old McKayla Bolitho placed in the top 16 for all her events in the 10 and under category.

For her efforts Bolitho also earned five personal best times.

Swimming in the top nine of all her races in the 10 and under category, as well as taking home third place in the 50m breaststroke and three personal best times was Gavin Currie.

Eight-year-old Avery Fenton joined the Waveriders last year, with only one year of competitive swimming under her belt this was Fenton’s first short course meet. Fenton competed in the 500m and 100m freestyle as well as the 50m and 100m backstroke.

Swimming for the Waveriders in the 14 – 15-year-old category was Natasha Hanson.

Hanson plunged into the waters, swimming in for top nine in all of her events, as well as placing third in the 50m and 100m freestyle and second in the 50m butterfly.

Hanson also qualified for short course AA provincials in the 50m, 100m and 200m freestyle.

To go to provincials for AA or AAA, swimmers are required to have at least two qualifying times.

The youngest swimmer for the Waverider girls is Borka Peter.

Peter raced in for top 12 in all her events, as well as taking seventh place in the 100m freestyle and earning personal best times in all her events in the 10 and under category.

Thirteen-year-old Emerie Watson placed second in the 100m freestyle and 50m backstroke, third in the 200m freestyle, 100m and 200m individual medley and was in the top five for all her races in the 12-13 category.

Swimming in for the boys 10 and under category was Waverider Luca Armstrong. Placing in the top three in eight events, Armstrong was the top scorer for the Waveriders.

He placed third in the 100m freestyle, 50m backstroke and 100m breaststroke, second in the 50m freestyle and 500m breaststroke and first in the 200m freestyle, 50m butterfly and 200m individual medley.

Placing in the top four of his eight events was Leif Brandson.

Brandson took home third place in three events, the 200m freestyle and the 200m and 400m individual medley.

In the 50m and 100m freestyle he took second place and his first place wins were in the 100m backstroke and the 50m butterfly.

Brandson earned silver overall for the 11-year-old category and earned qualifying times for the AAA provincials in the 400m individual medley and the 100m backstroke.

Swimming in the top five in all his races, placing third in the 50m butterfly and the 100m butterfly, as well as earning personal best times in six events was Waverider Sonny Cervienka.

Swimming in the 14 – 15-year-old category was Garnet Currie.

Currie placed in the top four for all his events, earning him a bronze standing overall as well as receiving an AA time in the 1500m freestyle.

Currie took third place in the 200m freestyle, the 50m and 100m butterfly, second place in the 100m backstroke, 200m and 400m individual medley, as well as taking first place in the 1500m freestyle.

Taking home personal best times in all his events in the 12 – 13 category was Harrison Fillion. Fillion also placed sixth in the 100m freestyle and the 50m butterfly.

Swimming in for second in the 50m breaststroke and earning seven personal best times was swimmer Austin Novak.

Waverider Braden Novak competed in four events, three of which were new to this swimmer and he earned a personal best time in the 50m freestyle.

Placing third in the 50m freestyle and second in the 50m butterfly, as well as receiving six personal best times and a AA standing in the 50m freestyle was Seth Reddemann.

For his efforts, Brad Swyers was awarded second place in the 100m breaststroke and first place in the 50m breaststroke.

Brad also received a A time standing in the 50m freestyle and swam in for six personal best times.

Billy Swyers qualified for the short course AA provincials in the 100m backstroke, 100m and 50m freestyle and earned a AAA standing for the 50m backstroke.

The Waveriders also competed in the relay races for the 11-year-old category although two of their swimmers participating were only 9-years-old.

Swimming for the relay team was Armstrong, Austin Novak, Brandson and Reddemann.

The team came in third in the 4x50m medley and first place in the 4x50m free.

The next meet for the Waveriders is the Kamloops meet Dec. 12 – 14.

 

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