Four Creston Wave swimmers earn medals at Salmo meet

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The Creston Wave Swim Club’s Div. 3 girls relay team: (from left) Sydney Sheck

For the fourth weekend in a row, the Creston Wave Swim Club had a meet. This weekend’s took place in Salmo, and was hosted by the Nelson Neptunes. The swim club had less numbers than at its home meet, but still had a good-sized team that was ready to compete. Fourteen swimmers competed in the meet for Creston, and four even won medals.

Novices Kaine Gauthier and Easton Severtson both placed first in two events, and earned best times in those same races.

Aleena Ziefflie, the only female novice, finished top two in all of her 25-metre races, and once again competed on the Div. 3 girls relay team, which placed second.

Aleena’s brother, Callum Ziefflie, came top four in five of his races, won the Div. 1 boys 50-metre breaststroke, and swam two best times. Callum’s high placing in all his races also earned him the silver medal for Div. 1 boys.

The other members of the Div. 3 girls relay team were Kiffy Thompson, Maryn Wiens, and Sydney Sheck. Kiffy swam fast enough to make the top eight in several of her races. Maryn’s strong swims earned her three personal bests, as well as a top 10 finish. Sydney finished top 12 in several events, and swam two personal bests.

Spencer Kilmartin finished top four in the Div. 4 boys events he swam. Amber Hare, a Div. 4 girl, swam five best times, which was the most of any Wave swimmer this meet.

Amber’s sister, Nicole Hare, swam in Div. 7 with coach Emily Simpson. Nicole finished top six in all of her events, and swam four personal bests. Emily finished top four in the events she swam.

Coach Kieran Simpson, also in Div. 7, swam in some very close races, but still finished first in all of his events and won the gold medal for Div. 7 boys.

Kylee Pemberton finished top four in all of her races, swam one personal best, and won the bronze medal for the Div. 6 girls.

Carter Pelly was Creston’s fourth medal winner. She finished top three in all of her races, and was very close to her personal bests. Carter’s top three finishes allowed her to win the silver medal for Div. 5 girls.

The Creston Wave had the least disqualifications of any meet so far in the season. With 14 swimmers competing, the Wave once again finished fifth in team standings. The team now has a weekend off before heading to Castlegar for a meet July 9 and 10.

—CRESTON WAVE SWIM CLUB

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