Swimming sensations in seawater

Everybody knows Stingrays are more at home in seawater, so unlike all other pools in the Kootenays, Kimberley’s salt-water pool proved the perfect venue for the Trail swim team last week.

Everybody knows Stingrays are more at home in seawater, so unlike all other pools in the Kootenays, Kimberley’s salt-water pool proved the perfect venue for the Trail swim team last week.

The Trail Stingrays pulled off their fourth team aggregate win of the summer taking the Kimberley Meet in convincing fashion. The Stingrays racked up 1,414 points in the saline solution to runner-up Castlegar’s 1086.5.

“Overall, the team did very well especially after an extremely hard week of training,” said coach Ryan Gurney.

In a few highlights, the Division 3 boys relay team of Josh Ballarin, Jovan Santiago, Connor Dunham, and Diego Greenwood broke two meet records while Samme Beatson continued making waves, setting records in the 200-metre individual medley and the 100-m. butterfly.

The Stingrays will next swim in the regional meet this weekend in Castlegar.

The rest of the winners looked like this:

Div 1 Boys:Dylan Kormendy – Gold

Div 2 Girls: Kayla Fraser – Gold

Div 3 Girls: Eden Kormendy – Gold

Div 3 Boys: Jovan Santiago – Gold, Josh Ballarin – Bronze

Div 4 Boys:Jerome Santiago – Gold, Martin Gonzalez – Silver

Div 5 Girls: Jennifer Chung – Gold, Madison Green – Silver, Cassidy Martin – Bronze

Div 6 Boys: Oleg Liferovich – Silver

Div 7 Girls: Christine Cook – Silver

Team Points:

1st: Trail Stingrays – 1414

2nd: Castlegar Aquanauts – 1086.5

3rd: Kimberley Seahorses – 929

4th: Golden Dolphins – 903

5th: Creston Wave – 708

6th: Grand Forks Piranhas – 678.5

7th: Nelson Neptunes – 545