Blue Devils wrap up summer swim season in style

The B.C. Provincial Championship swim meet, which ends the summer swim season, was held at the Richmond Watermania Pool with over 1,000 swimmers from all over B.C in attendance.

ALEX KUSSUER REWROTE the Blue Devils' record book with some impressive swims at the BCSSA Provincial championships.

ALEX KUSSUER REWROTE the Blue Devils' record book with some impressive swims at the BCSSA Provincial championships.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The B.C. Provincial Championship swim meet, which ends the summer swim season, was held  at the Richmond Watermania Pool with over 1,000 swimmers from all over B.C in attendance.

A highlight of the meet was a visit by  Brent Hayden – Canada’s  top 100 freestyler. He  gave the swimmers some words of encouragement and spoke of his journey to the 2012 Olympics in London England.

This seemed to work for  Alex Kussuer’s freestyle as he beat his own Blue Devils club record of  59.40 in 100 free twice: prelims 58.76 and  finals 58.10. He then swam the 50 free, 26.39 in prelims beating the 1992 club record of 26.41 only to beat it again in finals 26.27.

Results – Consolation

Div. 2  Myia Dunn 13th 50 free, 16th 100 free.

Div. 5  Jamie Neill 11th 50 free, 16th 100 back, Alex Kussauer 11th 100 breast.

Div. 5  Georgie Wolfe 15th 200 IM, 9th 100 fly. Spencer McDougall 14th 100 breast.

Finals

Div. 5 Alex Kussauer  2nd 50 & 100 free.

‘O’ Cat 2. Megan Rousseau 3rd 100 back, 4th 50 free, 6th 200 IM. Emily Rowlandson 6th 100 fly, 8th 100 back. Kyle Brush 4th 100 free, 5th 50 free, 6th 100 back.

‘O’ Cat.  Regional Relay with Megan and Emily placed second.

“It was an awesome meet and a grand way to end an extremely successful swim season,’ A Blue Devils spokesperson said. “Our thanks to coaches, swimmers, parents and especially the executive for all the hard work in making this summer one to remember.”

To find out more about the Blue Devils Summer Swim Club go to

 

www.bluedevilsswimclub.com.

 

 

 

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