J.L. Crowe swimmers make waves at provincials

Juliana Zhou captures silver at 2017 High School Provincial Swim Meet in Richmond

From left: Isaac Hakkola, Diego Greenwood, Juliana Zhou and Coach Sharman Thomas Jr. from JL Crowe Secondary competed in the 2017 High School Provincial Swim Meet in Richmond last weekend.

The Trail swimmers swam nine personal-best times out of 11 swims on Friday. Juliana Zhou (Grade 10) went into the Provincials seeded fifth in the 50-metre Backstroke based on prior Regional qualifying meets.

During finals on Saturday, Juliana’s vigorous training and sheer determination brought in a second place medal in the 50-m Backstroke with a time of 32.60 seconds. Juliana also placed ninth in breaststroke, 14th place in the 50 free and 18th in the 50 Fly.

Diego Greenwood (Grade 12) still recovering from a previous leg injury brought in an impressive 15th place finish in the 50-m Backstroke, 19th place in the 100 Free, 20th in the 100 IM and 29th in the 50 Free.

Grade 10 student Isaac Hakkola’s first time at a Provincial level meet saw him place 30th in the 50 Breaststroke, shaving 7.02 seconds off his personal-best time. Isaac took another 5.42 seconds off his personal best time in the 50 Fly.

Coaches Sharman Thomas Jr and Stephanie Braxmeier were extremely pleased with the efforts and results of the swimmers.

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