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Neptunes finish strong at Summer Swim Championships

The Nelson Daily Sports
By The Nelson Daily Sports
August 25th, 2017

Nelson Neptune swimmers saw an opportunity to test their skills against the best in the province at the BC Summer Swim Association Championships this past weekend at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre in Kamloops.

Neptunes, which compete in the Kootenay Summer Swim Association against teams from Trail, Castlegar, Grand Forks, Kimberley, Creston and Colville, Wash., sent a strong group of swimmers who qualified at the Kootenay Regional meet.

“Along with (a lot of) highlights, we also had many swimmers place top 16 in their respected events,” said Neptune coach Sarah Broen.

Some of the Neptune results included:

  • Cynthia Pfeiffer second in 100 backstroke.
  • Lachlan Bibby-Fox sixth-place finish 100-meter individual medley, second place 50-meter breaststroke.
  • Sage Cowan, fifth-place finish 200-meter individual medley, sixth place 100-meter butterfly, eighth place finish 100-meter freestyle.
  • Sarah Broen, eighth finish 100-meter butterfly, fourth 100-meter backstroke.
  • Madeline Holitzki, sixth-place finish100-meter breaststroke.

Regional Relay Team Results:

  • Division 2 girls eighth
  • Division 2 boys eighth
  • Division 3 girls eighth
  • Division 3 boys seventh
  • Division 4 girls fifth
  • Division 5 girls fifth
  • Division 5 boys fifth
  • Division 6 boys sixth
  • Division 7 girls fourth
  • Division 8 girls fifth

Due to the poor air quality from wildfires in the Thompson region, the BCSSA secured indoor space for swimmers to rest in between races at the provincial event. 

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