Nate Hopkins (left) and Carter Reaney (right) dive in.

Sooke ISA swimmers to A-OK

On Saturday, all the swimmers in Island Swimming got together and raced the Island Swimming Association (ISA) Sprint/Distance Challenge.

On Saturday, April 20 at Saanich Commonwealth Place all the swimmers in Island Swimming got together and raced the Island Swimming Association (ISA) Sprint/Distance Challenge.

As stated on the ISA website (teamunify.com), this event was “an in-house time trial for all competitive ISA Swimmers.  Events consist of 50m and distances of either 400 (for 12 & unders), 800 & 1500 (for older groups).”

This was the first long-course meet of the season for the kids, which means they swim the full length of a 50m pool instead of the usual 25m.  It provided them with some great experience racing their peers within the club.

The swimmers who attended were Nicholas Ralph, Daniel Prissick, Clarke Hopkins, Christian Zakharchuk, Lucy Bridal, Tekahra Tarnowski, and Katie Houlahan.

Each swimmer raced 4 x 50m, one of each of the strokes: butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, and freestyle. Some of the older swimmers also raced the distance events, Lucy and Tekahra swimming the 400m Freestyle, and Katie swimming the 800m Freestyle.

The next meet for these swimmers takes place on May 11-12 at Saanich Commonwealth Place.

A separate congratulations to the Island Swim Skills (ISS) swimmers Carter Reaney, Jesse Seabrook, Matthew Mitchell and Nathan Hopkins who raced in the 4th iRace Series Swim Meet at Commonwealth Pool on Sunday, April 21.

Everyone is improving their time and technique; way to go!

By Jennika Efford and Tracey Hopkins

 

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