The Wave sent seventeen swimmers to their second to last meet of the year in Castlegar over the weekend. There were lots of best times, but only three finished on the podium. Overall, the team finished 7th in points.
Danae Damery was the Wave’s lone 6 & Under competitor. Damery represented the team well, winning every race, and getting three best times.
Aleena Ziefflie swam in Division 1 and made finals in all four of her events. In order to qualify for finals swimmers, she had to finish in the top 6 during the morning heats. Ziefflie got three personal bests along with those final appearances.
The Wave had three Division 1 boys competing at the meet. Alex Hopkins, Callum Ziefflie, and Ethan Pelly all swam great races. Hopkins chose to compete in some tough events, but did well with a final appearance in his 100m Freestyle. Hopkins also got several best times. Ziefflie made finals in all of his races and had some big best times. Ziefflie won the silver medal for Division 1 boys. Pelly also swam finals in all of his events, finishing top two in all of them. Pelly won the gold medal for Division 1 boys.
Alexandra Brown was the lone Division 2 swimmer for the Wave. Brown swam two personal bests. In her 50m Breaststroke she took off over six seconds.
In Division 3, Daedra Damery, Anna Morris, and Natasha Hopkins all competed for the Wave. Damery was swimming in just her second meet, and managed to take off time in all of her races. Morris swam right around her personal bests in every race. Hopkins qualified for two finals, and swam three best times. In her 50m Freestyle she dropped two seconds.
Clare Storey, Sydney Sheck, and Maryn Wiens all competed in Division 4, and all three girls earned some big best times. Storey took off an impressive twelve seconds in her 100m Breaststroke. Sheck took off six in her 100m Freestyle. Lastly, Wiens took off five in her 50m Butterfly, which also qualified her for finals in the event.
Jeff Roelofse swam hard in Division 5, making finals in all four of his events. Roelofse just missed the podium with his constant top 6 finishes.
Kylee Pemberton and Kailey Morris also just missed the podium, but in Division 6. Both girls swam in several finals, and found themselves sitting at 4th and 5th overall in their division standings.
Coach Kieran Simpson made finals in all of his four events, and finished top 4 in each, which earned him the bronze medal for Division 8.
The Wave also competed in a mile relay, a Regional competition in which all teams choose eight swimmers to swim four 50m sprints. Creston swam the mile in 22:11.07, which put them 5th. In two weeks the team will travel to Kimberley, and then the following weekend to Nelson for Regionals.