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Neptunes kick off Kootenay Summer Swim Association season by hosting meet in Salmo

The Nelson Daily Sports
By The Nelson Daily Sports
June 23rd, 2016

The Nelson Neptunes have taken their show on the road.

First up for the Neptunes, who have been without a home since renovations took over the Nelson and District Community Complex Pool, is Nelson’s own meet this weekend at the outdoor pool in Salmo.

The meet runs Saturday and Sunday (June 25-26) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“Despite the struggles the team has faced over the last number of years due to pool closure the team is still swimming and excited about this upcoming meet,” said a Neptune spokesperson.

The Nelson meet is the first tilt on the Kootenay Summer Swim Association season with the Neptunes hosting the Grand Forks Piranhas, Colville Sharks, Trail Stingrays, Creston Wave, Castlegar Aquanauts and Kimberley Seahorses.

“This is an exciting team to watch this season as even with a smaller number of swimmers they have finished in the top three at the other two A-meets so far this season, missing a first place finish in Trail by only seven points.”

Nelson Neptunes are a summer swim team in the Kootenay Region of the British Columbia Summer Swimming Association. 

Summer swimmers are limited to two coached training hours per week from October until May.

Once the summer swim season starts in May though there is no limit to the number of hours the athletes can train.  Meets are held throughout the summer months across the Province and qualifying athletes compete in the BCSSA Provincial Championships in August. 

The Neptune’s have been in existence for approximately 50 years and this will be their 47th swim meet.

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