Young members of the CVAC Sharks were in fine form at the Fav Five swim meet.

Comox Valley Aquatic Club Sharks host Fav Five swim meet

The Comox Valley Aquatic Club recently hosted several clubs from B.C. Over 60 Sharks competed at the first meet of the season hosted at the Comox Aquatic Centre.

The Fav Five is the first competition of the season that the Sharks host. And it was a first ever for some of the Sharks youngest competitors.

The excitement was contagious with the newest Shark Schoolers and some of the second- and third-year Sharks racing to personal bests. For some of these Sharks, this was the first time they stepped on the diving blocks.

Head coach Kris Bell noted, “As a coach and a parent, the pride is overwhelming to see young swimmers achieve personal firsts.”

Highlights from the competition saw Shark School siblings Ava and Alvin Timpug, Yuna and Jemin Park, Gabby and Emma Delorme improve on their times and skills.

Shark Schoolers placing in the top three: Lilian Anish-Nesling, Gabrielle Delorme, Auceanne Guerineau, Hailey Hickman, Jasmin Ho-Gillis, Chantelle Lambert, Alex Nicholson, Jemin Park, Emma Pignatel, Aiden Timpug, Ava Timpug and Seth Williams.

 

Bell gave a special thank you to all the volunteers and sponsors who helped ensure every young swimmer and parent had the opportunity to cheer on every Shark in the water.

 

 

Just Posted

Comox Valley firefighters assist with wildfire effort

Four Courtenay firefighters are in Fort St. James helping with the fight… Continue reading

Woman rescued from Stotan Falls calling for safety measures

3L Developments did not comment on immediate plans to add safety precautions

B.C. declares state of emergency as more than 560 wildfires rage

This is only the fourth state of emergency ever issued during a fire season

More than 22,000 blood donors needed

Canadian Blood Services is urging Canadians to help meet patients’ needs this… Continue reading

Kiyoshi Kosky running for Courtenay City Council

I am Kiyoshi Kosky and am running in the upcoming Courtenay Municipal… Continue reading

Updated: ‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin has died

Publicist Gwendolyn Quinn reports Franklin passed Thursday at 9:50 a.m. at her home in Detroit

Independent Investivations Office looking into Sayward crash

An incident in which a vehicle under RCMP scrutiny crashed near Sayward… Continue reading

Search for mudslide victim becomes recovery mission

Valerie Morris was swept away by a mudslide on Highway 99 near Cache Creek on August 11.

Comox Valley volleyball star to play in Bulgaria

Brad Gunter plays on Canada’s senior A team

Behind the fire line: B.C. firefighters stalked by cougars

A Keremeos volunteer firefighter talks about what it was like to patrol the Snowy Mountain fire

Woman in custody after topless crane climb near Toronto waterfront

Toronto police have apprehend a woman who climbed crane cab near waterfront

‘Hot and dirty work:’ Commander describes fighting massive Ontario wildfire

Ontario has seen more than 1,000 forest fires so far this year, compared to 561 in all of 2017.

‘Billion-piece jigsaw puzzle:’ Canadians key to 1st complete map of wheat genome

The paper has 202 authors from 73 research agencies in 20 countries.

70 years after Babe Ruth’s death, fans still flock to grave

After Ruth died of throat cancer at age 53, tens of thousands of fans came to pay respects

Most Read