Stingrays test the waters in Castlegar

The Trail Stingrays continue to hone their skills in the pool in preperation for regional championships.

With the meet schedule creeping closer to the regional championships, the Trail Stingrays continue to hone their skills in the pool.

Last weekend, the club took a good look at the site of next month’s regionals with the annual Castlegar Aquanauts Swim Meet in Castlegar.

With the pool also hosting the regionals on Aug. 8 and 9, it was a perfect opportunity for the swimmers to acclimatize themselves to the Castlegar swimming complex.

With that in mind, the Stingrays took full advantage posting several personal best times and collecting a total of six aggregate medals with members of the coaching staff leading by example.

Junior coach Diego Greenwood placed first in Div. 5; assistant coach of the Rossland program, Jennifer Chung, was first in Div. 7 and head coach Samme Beatson was third in Div. 8.

Following their coaches’ cues, Kayla Fraser took gold in the Open Category 2, Logan Blair was second in Div. 6 and Juliana Zhou was third in Div. 4.

Of note, Reuben Demmler had an amazing weekend with six personal best times taking off a total of 51 seconds in his races.

Not only did the Stingrays have success individually but some teamwork led to great results too.

The Div. 3 girls Freestyle Relay team of Paige Marrandino, Lea Boiridy-Graves, Avery Zanussi and Maddy Fraser, turned in a great swim and placed first overall. Congratulations to

Eight of Stingray swimmers and coaches – Logan Blair, Jaxzen Marion, Keandra Billingsley, Fraser, Zhou, Greenwood, Chung and Beatson  – participated in the Miracle Mile relay race in which the group placed second out of seven teams with a time of 18:01.22.

The team heads to Kimberley this weekend for its next meet.

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