Waveriders team shot of Kamloops competitors.

Waveriders perform swimmingly in Kamloops

The Waveriders are ending the season leading into the long course provincials with a bang.

  • Jun. 17, 2014 12:00 p.m.

The Waveriders are ending the season leading into the long course provincials with a bang. The team took 12 swimmers to a meet in Kamloops May 30 – June 1.

In the 10 and under category Luca Armstrong, Deegan O’hara, Austin Novak and Billy Swyers swam for first place in the 4x50m freestyle and the 4x50m medley relays, launching their team up the ranks in the 4x50m freestyle relay to first in the province and seventh in all of Canada for their age group.

For the girls division, Gavin Currie was in the top 15 for three of her races, achieving three personal best times in the 10 and under age group.

Swimming in the 11-12 -year-old category was Grace Currie returning home with personal best times in every category she entered.

Natasha Hanson, the 13-14 year old category, swam in for eighth place in the 50m freestyle.

Coming in top 16 in six events, 10th in the 200m freestyle and eighth in the 50m backstroke was Darby O’Hara who also achieved six personal best times.

Swimming in the 10 and under category was seven-year-old Bokorka Peter, swimming to four personal best times and coming in the top 20 for three events.

In the boys division, Luca Armstrong was the top scorer for the Waveriders at the Kamloops meet placing in the top 10 in all his events and achieving personal best times in all the races he entered. This accomplished swimmer won third place in the 200m freestyle, 50m fly and 200m individual medley, fourth place in the 100m freestyle and 100m backstroke and fifth place in the 50m freestyle.

Swimming in the 13 – 14-year-old category was Garnet Currie taking home a silver medal in the 200m freestyle in the final competitions on Sunday, also coming in the top 10 in six events and earning two more AAA provincial qualifying times in 50m free and 100m freestyle.

Coming in the top 16 for six events and placing 11th in the 500m backstroke and 100m backstroke was Austin Novak in the 10 and under category.

Deegan O’Hara achieved three personal best times and was in the top 13 in all of his events, coming in seventh for the 50m backstroke.

Waverider Ryley O’Hara achieved two personal best times, also making it to the B finals for the 50m backstroke

Eleventh place in the 50m breaststroke went to Brad Swyers, also swimming to achieve four personal best times.

Ten-year-old Billy Swyers showed his skill as he competed in the 11-year-old category, keeping up and even surpassing the older swimmers in this category to win first place in the 200m freestyle and third place in the 50m freestyle, 100m freestyle and 50m breaststroke. This talented waverider also achieved another AA time for the 200m backstroke.

The Waveriders plunge into the water in Victoria for the AA provincials June 20 – 22.

 

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