Summerland shines at Pikes swim meet

Summerland swimmers placed high in the recent Pikes swim meet in Penticton’s new community pool.

Summerland swimmers placed high in the recent Pikes swim meet in Penticton’s new community pool.

The Penticton club has been unable to hold a swim meet for the past two years because of pool construction. The meet drew swimmers from the Okanagan, Shuswap and Vancouver Island.

Five Pikes earned aggregate medals. Mason Heintz picked up the sole gold.

T.J. Paisley, Richter Heinz and Elliot Clarke of Summerland earned silver and Emily Henderson of Summerland took bronze.

Although the club is based in Penticton, half the executive and all of the coaches are from Summerland, as are several swimmers.

Here are individual results for Summerland boys:

o J.J. Henderson: seventh, 100 Freestyle; fifth, 100 Breaststroke; fourth, 100 IM; sixth, 50 Breaststroke; eighth, 50 Freestyle; fourth, 50 Butterfly.

o Elliot Clarke: second, 50 Backstroke; second, 50 Freestyle. Elliott is a Summerland Secondary School graduate and head coach.

Here are individual results for Summerland girls:

o Ellen Rutherford: fourth, 50 Backstroke; second, 50 Breaststroke; fourth, 50 Freestyle. Ellen is also a coach.

o Hanna Marsh-deBoer: third, 100 Freestyle; third, 50 Backstroke; second, 100 Backstroke; fourth, 50 Freestyle. Hanna is a student at Trout Creek School.

o Sarah Bergstrom: second, 100 Breaststroke; third, 50 Freestyle. Sarah is also a coach.

o Emily Henderson: second, 50 Backstroke;  first, 100 Backstroke; second, 50 Freestyle, first, 50 Butterfly. Emily is also a coach.

Rutherford, Bergstrom and Henderson are all Summerland Secondary School students.

 

Pikes and the other clubs participating belong to the B.C. Summer Swim Association (BCSSA) which operates from May to early August. Both visitors and the hosts were  appreciative of the new aquatic facilities.

 

 

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