Mark R. Isfeld Senior Secondary swimmers and their sponsor coach attended the B.C. High School Island Swimming Championships at the Nanaimo Aquatic Centre on Nov. 1.
All 10 swimmers represented Isfeld very well at this event and the results show promise for the future of the Isfeld swim team. Jordyn Ryan (Grade 11) captured the Island championship title in all three individual events she swam.
In the first event, Amelia Helpard (Gr. 12), Zoe McDougall (Gr. 9), Myia Dunn (Gr. 9) and Abigail Lister (Gr. 9) dove in and secured 4th place in the Girls 200 SC Metre Medley, B Division; advancing the foursome to Provincials. This was quickly followed by the relay team of Jordyn Ryan (Gr. 11), Kaya Hund (Gr. 8), Janaya Ryan (Gr. 8) and Amelia Elder (Gr. 11) placing 3rd in the 200 Medley relay Open Category; also advancing the group to Provincials.
In the B division (Summer Competitive) placements were: Amelia Helpard: 50 free (6th), 50 back (9th). Myia Dunn: 50 free (14th), 50 fly (10th), 100 IM (12th). Sam Helpard (Gr. 10): 50 free (3rd), 50 back (2nd), 100 back (2nd), 100 free (6th – advances to Provincials). Zoe McDougall: 50 back (8th), 50 breast (4th), 100 IM (4th – advances to Provincials).
In the C division (Novice) placements were: Abigail Lister: 50 free (5th), 50 back (2nd), 100 IM (1st).
In the Open division (Winter Competitive) placements were: Amelia Elder: 50 free (7th), 100 free (4th). Janaya Ryan: 50 free (18th), 100 back (12th), 100 free (11th). Jaden Fath (Gr.8): 50 free (18th), 100 free (14th), 200 IM (6th). Kaya Hund (Gr. 8): 100 free (14th), 200 IM (12th). Jordyn Ryan: 100 back (1st), 100 fly (1st), 200 IM (1st).