Trail Stingrays swimming: Great results set up Stingrays’ meet

The Trail Stingrays Swim Club dove into its season with impressive results at the Grand Forks swim meet on Saturday.

he Trail Stingrays Swim Club dove into its season with impressive results at the Grand Forks swim meet on Saturday.

The annual Grand Forks meet for new and up-and-coming swimmers was perfect preparation for the Trail Stingrays swim meet this coming weekend at the Trail Aquatic Centre, as Stingrays swimmers set five meet records, and collected a dozen aggregate medals, while placing second overall in team points at the meet.

“There were copious amounts of personal best times; some swimmers took off as many as 13 seconds in their races,” said Stingrays coach Samme Beatson in an email. “I am very proud of the team’s astounding performance in Grand Forks and look forward to their next swim meet accomplishments this weekend in Trail.”

Among the aggregate medal winners were first time recipients Nicole Merry, placing third in Div. 4 girl, while Josie Dunham claimed third in the Div. 1 girls category.

Diego Greenwood set two meet records in Div. 4 boys in the 50-metre freestyle and 100-m. backstroke. Daniel Merry clocked a new meet record in Div. 5 boys 50-m. fly, while Sam Grebe set a new standard in Div. 8 women’s 100-m. breastroke.

To top off the very successful meet the Div. 4 boys freestyle relay team, consisting of Diego Greenwood, Josh Ballarin, Reid Dunham, and Logan Blair, also raced to a new meet record.

It was the first meet ever for Ellie Knox, Olivia and Isabella Ady, Jessica Debiasio, and Kira Konkin who all had amazing races.

The Trail Stingrays Swim Meet will be held this weekend starting at 9 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.

The public is welcome to come watch and support Trail’s home swim team.