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
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