Back Row (L to R): Anthony Brabant; Clarke Hopkins; Daniel Prissick; Christian Zakharchuk: Caileigh Henderson; Tekahra Tarnowski; Nicholas Ralph; Lucy Bridal Front (L to R): Nathan Hopkins; Madison Simmonds; Kaia Chandler; Gwen MacLeod; Louisa Ralph; Matthew Mitchell; Aidan Wrigley; Carter Reaney.

Sooke swim team something special

Sooke swimmers perform well at the Elementary School Meet

Is there something special in Sooke’s pool? You’d think so, considering the swim team representing Sooke Elementary, Poirier, and Journey ranked 11 out of the 26 schools participating in the Elementary School Meet, with only 16 swimmers to represent.

The swimmers all did an exceptional job of proving that just because Sooke is small, doesn’t mean that it can’t be fast.

Some of the most notable swims were how Clarke Hopkins won the 25m breaststroke (boys 9-10), as did his brother Nathan Hopkins (boys 8U). Christian Zakharchuk bested his time in the 50m freestyle by two seconds, a feat that is uncommon in such a short event.

For the relays, Sooke earned two third-place finishes, in the mixed 14U Relay with Clarke, Daniel, Tekahra, and Lucy, and the boys 12U Relay with Clarke, Daniel, Christian and Nick.

We’re so proud of our current swimmers, and we hope to grow more! Registration is always open.

Submitted by Lucy Bridal

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