Rays rake in medals

Young swimmers finish well in Forks, set sights on Stingray meet.

The Trail Stingrays Swim Club sent a small and young contingent to the Grand Forks “B” Swim Meet Saturday, but the swimmers turned in solid performances winning medals and smashing records.

The Grand Forks meet helps younger swimmers get their feet wet in preparing for competition and a season packed full of meets.  The club already placed second in the Nelson Meet and has seven more meets in addition to the Regional and Provincial Championships this summer.

Nineteen swimmers made the trip west to compete in Grand Forks.

In Division 3 boys, Josh Ballarin took gold breaking the 50-metre backstroke record while Connor Dunham won bronze. In Div. 1 Dylan Kormendy also took home gold as did Kayla Frase in the girls Div.2, while in Div. 4 Daniel Merry nabbed bronze

Relays have long been a strength of the Trail team, as Sharman Thomas, Josh Ballarin, Connor Dunham and Daniel Merry of the Div. 4 boys 200-metre relay team took gold while setting a meet record.

The Stingrays will host their meet this weekend at the Trail Aquatic Centre.