Members of the Kootenay Swim Club achieved AA and AAA times at the MJB Law Classic in Kamloops.

Members of the Kootenay Swim Club achieved AA and AAA times at the MJB Law Classic in Kamloops.

Kootenay Swim Club excels in Kamloops

Swimmers achieved AA, AAA and Age Group National qualifying times, as well as achieving 55 person best times.

The Kootenay Swim Club recently returned from the MJB Law Classic  in Kamloops with 55 personal best times.

“Almost all the swimmers achieved a best time both in prelims and then again in the finals,” said coach Chris Wright.

Kesley Adrusak was the overall points leader with 63 points accrued over the weekend. She achieved her first Age Group National qualifying time in the 50 Breast.

“This total would have been more had she been able to stay for Sunday finals,” said Wright.

Ohia Wintraub, a former summer swimmer who made the jump to full-season competition this year, made an impression by making two AAA times in the 100 and 50 Fly, as well as picking up personal best times in every other event.

Sam Matthew achieved 16 best times at the meet, posting solid performances in both prelims and finals.

“Sydney Wetter and Ella Korth battled it out for three days, racing with heart and determination,” said Wright.

“Ella took the most time off in a single event at the meet with an impressive performance in her 200 breaststroke, taking over 16 seconds off her previous best time, but coming a close second was Stevie McClulloch taking a total of 15 seconds off overall in all of his events combined.”

Wright was particularly thrilled to welcome KSC’s 10 and unders to compete for the first time.

“Morgan Roberston-Weir and Riley Adrusak…raced their hearts out in every event and took home best times in all of their swims,” he said.

The swimmers are next heading to Kelowna on January 23 for the KAJ Snowfest.

“This will be the swimmers’ last chance to get tuned up for AA and AA provincials, which are in Chilliwack and Surrey respectively,” he said.

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