Swimmers from Zone 2 (Vancouver Island North including Powell River) brought home 142 medals when they competed at the 2012 BC Seniors Games in Burnaby from Aug. 23-25. Eight swimmers from the Comox Valley accumulated 42 medals with Brian Staton from Black Creek leading the way with seven gold and one silver.
Comox Valley medal winners:
Maggie Thran: 2 Gold – 25m butterfly and 100 freestyle relay, 3 Bronze – 50m freestyle, 100m individual medley, and 200m individual medley.
Sharon Cunningham: 1 Silver – 100m freestyle relay.
Rob Higgs: 1 Gold – 100m freestyle relay, 4 Silver – 400m freestyle, 800m freestyle, 100m medley relay and 200m mixed freestyle relay, 1 Bronze – 50m backstroke.
Joan Lightfoot: 1 Gold – 100m individual medley, 4 Silver – 25m butterfly, 50m backstroke, 100m breaststroke, and 100m freestyle relay, 1 Bronze – 50m breaststroke.
Brian Staton: 7 Gold – 50m backstroke, 50m freestyle, 100m backstroke, 100m freestyle, 100m individual medley, 200m individual medley, and 100m freestyle relay, 1 Silver – 100 medley relay.
Max Fletcher: 2 Gold – 100 freestyle relay and 100m medley relay, 3 Silver – 50m freestyle, 200m freestyle, and 200m mixed freestyle relay, 4 Bronze – 100m freestyle, 400m freestyle, 800m freestyle and 100m individual medley.
Ted Walker: 1 Gold – 100 freestyle relay, 2 Silver – 25m breaststroke and 100m medley relay, 1 Bronze 50m breaststroke.
Robert Reed: 1 Gold 100m freestyle relay, 1 Bronze 200m mixed freestyle relay.
The BC Seniors Games are held annually for those aged 55 and older. Next year’s Games will be held Aug. 20-24 in Kamloops. Contact Joan at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be added to an interest list for swimming for Zone 2 next year.
– Zone 2 BC Seniors Games