Stingrays return to Nelson for Neptunes Swim Meet

Stingray swimmers Chung and Fricke top podium in Nelson

The Trail Stingrays Swim Club had a strong weekend at the Nelson Neptunes Swim Meet.

After a couple years down time due to renovations of the Nelson District Civic Centre pool, the Nelson Neptunes were able to host a swim meet again, and the host team didn’t disappoint. The Neptunes raced to an admirable showing finishing second overall with 487 points just nine back of the top team Grand Forks, 496. Castlegar was third with 364 points and the Stingrays acquitted themselves well coming in fourth with 328 points

“We had another great weekend,” said Stingrays head coach Jennifer Chung. “It’s been a couple of years since we last swam in the Nelson pool, so it was great being able to compete there again, it’s always been a fun meet.”

The Stingrays were led by Kate Fricke who captured gold in Division 1 and Chung who took home gold in Div. 7. Reuben Demmler nabbed silver in Div. 3, Juliana Zhou won silver in Div. 5, and Paul Fricke captured bronze in Div. 8.

Highlights of the meet included very impressive swims from Ryder Tymchyshyn and Demmler. Ryder took off 16 seconds in his 100 Individual Medley from last year and swam a 1:50, while Reuben took off 18 seconds in his 100 Freestyle with a new time of 1:22.

“I’m happy with the results and the amount of personal best times achieved,” added Chung. “A lot of the swimmers have shown huge improvements.”

Kimberley finished fifth with 296 points, Creston sixth, 250, and Colville seventh, 182.

The Stingrays next meet will be the Grand Forks “B” Meet on June 11.

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