Swimmers enjoy great outdoors

Blue Devils' meet graced by sunshine at Lewis Centre Memorial Pool

SWIMMERS BOLT OFF the starting blocks at Blue Devils meet at the Courtenay outdoor pool.

SWIMMERS BOLT OFF the starting blocks at Blue Devils meet at the Courtenay outdoor pool.

It truly was the first weekend of summer as the sun shone and 250 swimmers came from all over the Island to participate in the first outdoor meet of the season.

This past weekend, the Blue Devils put on quite a show at the Lewis Centre Memorial Pool with the little Devils demonstrating their prowess in all four strokes while everyone cheered them on. “It was a weekend of friendly competition, camaraderie and team spirit,” a Blue Devils’ spokesperson said.

“The coaches were delighted with the results and nominated Sydney Kuhnert as swimmer of the meet. Sydney swam the 100 fly for the very first time and achieved six best times, taking off 11.97 seconds in the 200 medley.”

The top six Blue Devils in each division were:

Div. 1 Camil Guay 3rd 100 IM, 4th 50 back/100 free and 3 BT.  Sarah Arndt BT 50 free.

Div. 2 Isabella Anderson 5th IM, 6th 50 breast, 2 BT. Kyle Crewe took 7.04 secs off  50 free and achieved 2 BT.

Div. 3 Myia Dunn 6th IM/50 fly, 2nd 50 /100 free, 4th 50 back, 5 BT.  Zoe McDougall 2nd IM/50 breast, 3rd 50 fly/back 4th 50 free, 5th 100 free, 6 BT. Douglass Lightfoot 3 BT. Nolan Ostgard BT in 50 free.

Div. 4 Gabrielle Guay 2 BT.  Graham Arndt 6th 100 back.

Div. 5 Sydney Kuhnert 6 BT taking off 11.97 seconds in 200 IM. Emma Rudoph 5 BT taking off 12.65 seconds in 200 IM. Kyla deWitt 2 BT. Caleb Clarke 3rd 100 back, 5th 50 fly, 4 BT. Adam Brucker, attending his very first swim meet, finished 5th in 100 back.

Div. 6 Emily Mirabeli 4th  200 IM, 3rd 100 fly, 5th 100 back  2 BT.  Jenna Kuhnert 3rd 50 fly, 5th 200 IM, 6th 100 fly, 6 BT. Robin Jahnke 5th 50 free, 6th 50 fly, 100 breast/free taking off 11.34 seconds in 100 fly and achieving 3 BT. Erin Hallier 1 BT. Jamie Neill 5th 100 fly, 6th 50 free. Julian Gould 3rd 100 fly/back/breast/free, 4th 200 IM, 5th 50 free/fly, 4 BT. Spencer McDougall 2nd 100 breast, 4th 100 back/free, 5th 200 IM, 6th 50 free, 3 BT. Benjamin Helpard 1 BT.

Div. 7 Emily Glowach 4th 200 IM, 5th 50 free, 6th 100 back.

‘O’ Cat. Megan Rousseau 1st 200 IM/50 free/fly, 100 breast/free, 2nd 100 fly, 2 BT.

“The Blue Devils would like to thank swimmers, parents and coaches for their participation in making this meet such a huge success. We are now gearing up for the Aug. 3-5 Island Regionals, which the club will be hosting for the first time.”

For more information, visit www. Bluedevilsswimclub.com.

– Blue Devils Summer Swim Club





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