Sharks sharp at B.C. championships

Swimmers post impressive times and bring home medals from AA meet

COMPETING AT HIS first championships

CVAC Sharks turned in strong performances at the 2014 Swim BC AA Championships in Victoria.

“The excitement of Day 1 started with first-time qualifier Matthew Strilets (10) racing to a bronze in the 800 free, dropping over 30 seconds and qualifying for two swims in finals,” said Sharks’ head coach Kris Bell.

That success was contagious as Janaya Ryan (11) matched her teammate with her own double finals in the 50 free and 100 back while first time AA qualifier Rafe Perry (10) raced to a best time in the 200 IM, narrowly missing the final in the 11 and Under boys category.

Competing at his first championships, Matthew Strilets attacked every race, winning a silver medal in the 200 fly and achieving his first AAA qualifying time and second medal of the day.

Josh Dolman, Michael Jung and Ethan Ashley arrived on the second day of AAs and the excitement continued with Rafe Perry qualifying for his first ever AAs finals in the 100 free.

The Sharks competed in 11 swims in the second night of finals. Dolman won silver in the 100 free and bronze in the 100 fly.  Strilets attacked the 100 fly, narrowly missing the podium with his second AAA qualifying time. The 12 and Under Predator girls capped of the night with a silver medal in the 4×50 free relay.

The final day of AAs led to some exciting racing from Ryan, Jung and Strilets each qualifying for a second swim, placing top eight in the prelims. Jung stole the night with his first individual medal of the weekend in the 100 breaststroke.

“Congratulations everyone on an exciting Long Course AA Championships,” Bell said.


– CVAC Sharks



Just Posted

Merville resident looking for help to name original settler families

Janice Isenor is hoping to figure out which families settled where in Merville 100 years ago

Cultural sharing for Comox Valley School District song unveiling

After nearly a year in the making, a special gift was presented… Continue reading

Best of World Community Film Fest screens Tuesday

The votes are in from the recent World Community Film Festival and… Continue reading

Union Bay Improvement District board apologizes to trustee; deadline remains for other demands

UBID board complies with one of the demands of a letter threatening legal action

Valley’s Women’s Memorial March honours those missing and murdered

On Thursday morning shortly before noon, around 60 people gathered to honour… Continue reading

WATCH: Historic night in Red Deer as 2019 Canada Winter Games kicks off

Star-studded Opening Ceremony features athletes from across Canada

Eight cases of measles confirmed in Vancouver outbreak

Coastal Health official say the cases stem from the French-language Ecole Jules Verne Secondary

Plecas won’t run in next election if B.C. legislature oversight reforms pass

B.C. Speaker and Abbotsford South MLA says he feels ‘great sympathy’ for Jody Wilson-Raybould

Workshop with ‘accent reduction’ training cancelled at UBC

The workshop was cancelled the same day as an email was sent out to international students

Former B.C. premier Gordon Campbell accused of sexual touching

Accuser went to police, interviewed by Britian’s Daily Telegraph

Man in Vancouver Island hotel shooting pleads guilty to second-degree murder

Brandon Tyler Woody, from Victoria, to be sentenced in late March in B.C. Supreme Court

Judge rules Abbotsford home must be sold after son tries to evict mom

Mom to get back down payment and initial expenses

Trump officially declares national emergency to build border wall

President plans to siphon billions from federal military construction and counterdrug efforts

Most Read