Comox Valley Sharks make a splash at Victoria swim meet

The Comox Valley Sharks 4 x 50 freestyle relay team of Nadia Macluskie, Savanna Hall, Grace Revenberg and Sadie Williams not only won the event, but also shattered the club record. Photo supplied

Thirty nine members of the Comox Valley Sharks competed at the Christmas Cracker Invitational Swim Meet, Dec. 6-8 in Victoria. The event attracted more than 800 athletes from around B.C., Alberta and the Yukon.

The highlight of the weekend came from the Sharks 4 x 50-metre freestyle relay team of Nadia Macluskie, Savanna Hall, Grace Revenberg and Sadie Williams. The girls won the event, crushed the club record by four seconds, and put up one of the fastest times in the province this year.

The four girls also performed well individually. Revenberg won the 50m breaststroke, swimming to a club record in the process. She was also second in the 100 breast, sixth in the 200 butterfly and fifth in the 200 breast.

Macluskie came away with a seventh-place finish in the 200 free, eighth in the 200 individual medley, seventh in the 1,500 free, and third in the 100 free. Hall finished eighth in the 200 free, sixth in the 1,500 free, fourth in the 50 free and seventh in the 50 free. Williams had a 10th-place finish in the 50 free.

Another top performer was Janaya Ryan, who finished second in the 50 fly, fourth in the 50 free and 50 backstroke, fifth in the 100 back and seventh in the 100 fly.

Iris Tinmouth was second in the 1,500 free, fifth in the 200 fly and 100 fly, sixth in the 400 free and eighth in the 100 back.

Jordan Raume was fourth in the 400 free, 50 free, 200 breast and 50 back, fifth in the 400 IM and sixth in the 1,500 free.

Laine Perry picked up a top-eight performance with a fifth-place finish in the 1,500 freestyle.

The Sharks final top-eight swim was Samuel Kriegler in his 400 IM.

“Every swimmer swam great,” a news release said.

Special consideration to the following swimmers who achieved 100 per cent best times on the weekend: Hall, Nathan Johnson, Nathan Lapointe, Elyse Macluskie, Nadia Macluskie, Laine Perry, Raume, Sam Southen, Liam Wigger, Hudson Williams and Sasha Woldnik.

The Sharks are now preparing for their next championship meets in March and April.

The club provides professional instruction for swimmers four to 74 years. For information about joining the team, visit or email

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