Top local swimmers switch focus to provincials

The Nelson Neptune Swim Club came away with some solid results at the regional swim meet in Castlegar earlier this month.

Nelson Neptune swimmer Sam Matthew

Nelson Neptune swimmer Sam Matthew

The Nelson Neptune Swim Club came away with some solid results at the regional swim meet in Castlegar earlier this month.

“Regionals went really well. A lot of our swimmers ended up on the podium in first, second or third, which means they qualify for provincials,” said head coach Michelle Lorusso.

As a result, six swimmers and two coaches from Nelson will be headed to provincials in Richmond later this month.

“A lot of them got best times. Sage Cowan and Samuel Matthew both swam really well, and had huge best times. Everyone did really well for the end of the season and achieved their goals,” said Lorusso.

Looking ahead to provincials she said the swimmers are looking at getting best times and maybe making finals.

NEPTUNE’S REGIONAL BEST

Jordan Andrusak: 0 cat 1 girls

Gold – 50 breaststroke

Gold – 100 freestyle

Gold – 50 butterfly

Gold – 100 IM

Rebecca Afford: Div 7 girls

Gold – 100 breaststroke

Bronze – 200 IM

Michelle Lorusso: Div 8 girls

Silver – 100 breaststroke

Melissa Afford: Div 7 girls

Bronze – 100 freestyle

Bronze – 50 freestyle

Bronze – 100 butterfly

Kourtney Brager: Div 3 girls

Silver – 100 freestyle

Silver – 50 breaststroke

Bronze – 100 IM

Sam Matthew: Div 3 boys

Gold – 100 freestyle

Gold – 50 breaststroke

Silver – 50 backstroke

Gold – 100 IM

Matthew Holitzki: Div 2 boys

Bronze – 50 butterfly

Devyn Parker: Div 6 Girls

Bronze – 100 freestyle

Bronze– 100 breaststroke

Kiandra McLaren: Div 6 girls

Gold – 100 breaststroke

Silver – 200 IM

Silver – 100 butterfly

Sage Cowan: Div 4 girls

Bronze – 100 freestyle

Silver– 200 IM

Silver – 100 breaststroke

Jakob Brager: Div 1 boys

Gold – 100 freestyle

Gold – 50 freestyle

Silver – 50 backstroke

Niallan Collier: 0 cat 2 boys

Silver – 200 IM

Kelsey Andrusak: 0 cat 1 girls

Silver – 50 freestyle