Sooke swim team’s season off to an impressive start

Sooke swim team’s season off to an impressive start

Over a dozen personal best times achieved at Nanaimo competition

The end of October marked the beginning of the Tyee Aquatic Club’s season, and swim coach Marissa Nadin says the club is off to a great start.

On Oct. 28, the swim team competed in Nanaimo in more than six events, and came away with over a dozen personal best times.

When a swimmer registers to compete at an event, he or she submits a “seed time,” which is the fasted time the swimmer obtained at a previous event.

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Two swimmers to highlight from the Nanaimo competition were Matthew Mitchell and Daniel Prissick, both beat their seed times by more than 10 seconds.

Other swimmers who also broke their seed times at the event included Emma Beatty, Katy Walsh, Tyrell Wydenes, Raleigh McKeown, Clarke Hopkins, and Nicholas Ralph.

Nadin said the team’s performance went above and beyond what she expected this early in the season, and can’t wait to see what the rest of the season holds.

“I think we will have a couple of provincial qualifiers for sure,” said Nadin.

The swim team’s next competition takes place on Dec. 10-12 at the Commonwealth Pool in Saanich. For more information on the Tyee Aquatic Club, please go online to