Stingrays swim best times

The Trail Stingrays had another great performance at the Grand Forks B Swim Meet this past weekend.

The Trail Stingrays had another great performance at the Grand Forks B Swim Meet this past weekend.

The Stingrays sent nine young swimmers to the meet and seven of them swam best times in at least half their races.

“Fionn Miller slashed 36 seconds total in his swims and Ryder Tymchyshyn took off 24 seconds total in his swims,” said Stingrays coach Samme Beatson in an email. “The Stingrays also had much fewer disqualifications than at the previous swim meet.”

The Grand Forks Meet introduces young or beginner swimmers to competition and allows them to get their feet wet and become accustomed to the process and expectations of competition.

Two Stingrays swimmers won aggregate medals as Keandra Billingsley tied for first place with Emily Ashton of Castlegar after being narrowly out-touched by her in the backstroke race, while Ryder Tymchyshyn placed third in the division 1 boys category.

But the highlight of the Grand Forks Meet came in the relay races.

“The Stingrays showed fantastic sporting behaviour this weekend by inviting swimmers from other clubs who were surplus to their relay teams to join ours to be able to swim in the relay event.”

The Stingray’s own division 5 girls’ relay team swam a very exciting race, beating out two other teams at the wall to finish first.

Overall the Stingrays placed fifth with 125 points. The next swim meet will hit the pool this weekend in Creston.

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