Sharks impress at Western Canadians

Local trio swims well against top-calibre competition in Saskatoon

TALENTED TRIO OF Sharks are Jordyn Ryan (left)

Brooke Lamoureux, Jordyn Ryan and Ben Neufeld joined up with swimmers from the Campbell River Killer Whales to compete under the Predators Association banner at the Speedo Western Canadian Championships Feb. 14-17 in Saskatoon.

The three Comox Valley Aquatic Club Sharks swimmers took advantage of competing in the recentlly built, state-of-the-art, 10-lane Shaw Centre. This was the first time attending a meet of this calibre for all three athletes; instead of competing against swimmers in their age-groups, the girls swam in the 15 & Under category while Ben swam in the 16 & Under category.

Jordyn swam well, making the National Age Group Standard in each of her events.  She came away with best times in her 200 IM and her 800 free. She had some awesome swims – even qualifying for the finals in the 200 IM on the last day.

Brooke had the most swims and was able to better her time in the 200 free to a 2:07.32 – a club record.  She showed what a great competitor she has become by swimming her best despite fighting a cold. “It truly shows how determined she has become – even in the face of adversity she digs down and fights every millimeter of the way,” commented her coach.

Ben made all his three backstroke swims count – they were all in club record times and they were all qualifying times for this summer’s Age Group National Championships in Montreal.  He swam a 29.18 in the 50, a 1:02.24 in the 100, and a 2:13.81 in the 200 back.

Stay tuned for Swim BC Provincial Results this weekend. Remember to support your local Sharks when they seek out donations for the upcoming Swim-A-Thon.  For more information, e-mail or visit their website at


– Comox Valley Aquatic Club Sharks



Just Posted

Y2K Spitfire comes home

Stocky Edwards guest of honour at banquet

Crown Isle acquires Longlands Golf Course

The Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community just got a little bit… Continue reading

Heliports certified at Comox Valley, Campbell River hospitals

Both sites should see heliports up and running by late summer

115 new wildfires burning across B.C. due to 19,000 lightning strikes

More fires expected to start today, says BC Wildfire Service officials

Three small wildfires burning west of Courtenay

The blazes are the result of a brief thunderstorm last night

VIDEO: Trades jobs the way of the future on Vancouver Island?

Hundreds of people attend Black Press Career Fair in Nanaimo

Rescued Oregon family simply unprepared for adventure, RCMP say

Agencies now helping the group of four get to their destination in Alaska

Large B.C. tree dies after possible poisoning

Police and District investigate after large chestnut tree’s rapid decline

Canucks release 2018-19 season schedule

Vancouver to face Calgary Flames on Wednesday, Oct. 3, for home opener

VIDEO: Luxury Home and Design Show opens with Italian flare

Event set to run Friday to Sunday at BC Place in Vancouver

Small new charge on BC Hydro bills goes toward new crisis fund

The new fund aims to help customers who find themselves in financial emergencies

UPDATED: Crown appeals B.C. polygamous leader’s acquittal in child bride case

James Oler had been charged with taking his underage daughter to the U.S. to marry her off

A day to remember: Glacier View Secondary holds 2018 graduation ceremony

Glacier View Secondary School held its 2018 graduation ceremony on Thursday, June… Continue reading

Fake cops ‘arrest’ woman, steal $6,000 in latest CRA scam

Vancouver police urge people not take calls from anyone saying they’re from the Canada Revenue Agency

Most Read