Nanaimo Spring Invitational swim meet

On April 12-13, Sooke swimmers from Island Swimming attended the Nanaimo Spring (LC) Invitational.

On April 12-13, Sooke swimmers from Island Swimming attended the Nanaimo Spring (LC) Invitational.

The swimmers from Sooke performed exceptionally well at the Nanaimo Riptides Spring Invitational Long Course (50M) Swim Meet.  Out of 32 swims we had 31 best times.  Attending were, Lucy Bridal (13), Takahara Turnowski (13), Clarke Hopkins (11) and Nicholas Ralph (11). We had swimmers qualifying for the Vancouver Island Regional Championships in June, which will also be held in Nanaimo.

These results for the top eight finishes are as follows:

Clarke Hopkins (11 and under) placed first in the 200m breaststroke, third in the 100m freestyle; third in the 200m backstroke, third in the 100m backstroke and fourth in the 50m freestyle.

Nicholas Ralph (11 and under) placed eighth in the 50m butterfly.

Lucy Bridal (13 and under) placed seventh in the 100m backstroke, sixth in the 200m backstroke; sixth in the 200m freestyle, seventh in the 100m Breaststroke, and sixth in the 200m individual medley.

Takahara Turnowski (13 and under) had best times in the 100m backstroke, the 50m freestyle, the 200m freestyle, the 100m breaststroke, and the 200m individual medley.

Submitted by Frank Comerford