Alexa Pauletto heads toward the finish line at the Bennett Memorial Cup Swim Meet.

Alexa Pauletto heads toward the finish line at the Bennett Memorial Cup Swim Meet.

CVAC Sharks shine at Bennett Memorial Cup Swim Meet

The Comox Valley Aquatic Club took to the pool Nov. 11-13 in Victoria for the second annual Bennett Memorial Cup Swim Meet.

Twenty-eight  swimmers from the Comox Valley competed with 15 other clubs from all over Vancouver Island, as well as from Richmond, Regina, Surrey, Newmarket in Ontario and Pointe-Claire in Quebec. They had some incredible swims all weekend.

Friday’s heats session ended with eight swimmers setting new AA standards. Friday’s finals session ended with 11 swimmers placing 16th and higher, with Laine (11) taking 3rd in 200m Back, Eric (14) adding a new AAA standard time and a 4th place finish in 200m Breast, Grace (11) taking 5th in 200m Breast, and Gabrielle (16) taking 6th in 100m Fly. Jordan (11) swam three swims to top eight places: 5th 200m Breast, 7th 100m Free, and 8th 200m Back.

Saturday’s heats session ended with eight swimmers achieving new AA standards. Saturday’s finals session concluded with nine swimmers placing 16th and higher, with Eric (14) placing 5th in 100m Breast and Laine (11) placing 8th in 100m Back. With Rafe (12) and Graham (13) adding new AA standards.

The Bennett Cup concluded with many highlights from Sunday’s session. The 11&under Girls 4×100 Free Relay finished 2nd. (Ava, Kali, Julia, Alexa). 11-12 Girls 4×100 Free Relay finished 7th and set a club record. (Tyra, Tasmin, Savanna, Grace). 14-15 Boys 4×100 Free Relay finished 6th and also set a club record (Alec, Etienne, Jaden, Graham).

Tasmin (12), Etienne (14) and Evan (12) all added new AA standards, with Gabrielle (16) finishing 5th in 400m IM and adding a AAA standard.

The Comox Valley Sharks did an amazing job at the Bennett Cup and excelled beyond expectations.

For more information email cvsharksheadcoach@gmail.com and visit their website at www.sharks.bc.ca

 

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