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

Seeing double, the trials and tribulations of twins

BIG READ: Three Vancouver Island mothers share their experiences with multiple births

Comox Valley teen with autism a spectacular guitarist

Farley Mifsud is gaining fans with every performance

Yukon man facing new attempted murder charge in Port Alice exploding mail case

Leon Nepper, 73, is now facing one charge each of aggravated assault and attempted murder

Risk of thunderstorm this afternoon for Vancouver Island and Lower Mainland

A special weather statement calls for heavy rain and wind over the next 48 hours

Seventh annual Campagnolo Lecture coming to Courtenay

Minister of Justice Jody Wilson-Raybould to speak

VIDEO: Neighbours fear impact of B.C. tent city residents

Greater Victoria residents opposed to campers voice concerns at provincial campground

B.C. premier apologizes for removal of 1950s totem pole at Canada-U.S. border

First Nations say pole was raised at Peace Arch but removed to make way for tourism centre

Tornado touches down in Ottawa and Gatineau, Que.

Environment Canada says cars and homes have been damaged by severe thunderstorms and high wind gusts

An unexpected sight: Bear spotted eating another bear in central B.C.

Cheslatta Carrier Nation Chief finds bear eating another bear’s carcass

RCMP confirm death of missing BC teen Jessica Patrick

No details on cause were given. Case is under criminal investigation and police are asking for tips.

CUTENESS OVERLOAD: 2 sea otters hold hands at the Vancouver Aquarium

Holding hands is a common – and adorable – way for otters to stay safe in the water

Spencer O’Brien part of Indigenous Sport Gallery

Olympic snowboarder included in Hall of Fame exhibit

B.C. man who left hospice to run in upcoming election dies

A week after leaving hospice to go to city hall to declare his candidacy, David Hesketh has died.

Tilray Inc sees $10-billion in market cap go up in smoke

Tilray’s share price closed at $123 US on Friday, a decline from its intraday peak of nearly $300 US earlier in the week

Most Read