The BC summer games closed out on Sunday morning at the Cowichan Aquatic Centre. Events for the session included the 200m FR para muti-class, 400m FR para multi-class, 200m FR SO, 800m FR, 1500m FR, 50m FL SO, 200m Medley Relay, and 200m FR Relay.
Highlights from the session include the Mixed 400m FR para multi-class, Boys 200m FR SO, Girls 800m FR, Boys 1500m FR, and Girls 50m FL SO. In the Mixed 400m FR, Caden Hyde (Zone 3) swam to a personal best and a gold medal in a time of 6:02.83. Hannah Trimble (Zone 8) followed in an 8:02.40 for the silver. Senna Entner (Zone 2) charged to a third place finish in a 11:04.36. The Boys 200m FR SO had one entered swimmer; however, he had a strong showing in spite of having nobody to race. Justin King (Zone 3) hit the wall in a 3:20.01, knocking almost two seconds off of his entry time. The Girls 800m FR showcased a strong race between second through fourth place. Jordan Vertue (Zone 8) charged to a 14.39 second victory in a time of 9:43.88. Kaysha BIkadi (Zone 6) snagged the silver medal in a 9:58.27. Katie Schroeder (Zone 3) and McKinley Thomas-Perry (Zone 6) battled it out for the final medal position. Schroeder prevailed with a 0.54 second edge over Thomas-Perry, with a time of 9:59.37. The Boys 1500m FR saw the top twelve boys go personal best times. Jadyn Johnston (Zone 8) won the event in a 17:33.59, followed by Pierson Piche (Zone 2) in a 17:43.66 for the silver, and Isaac Dolan (Zone 7) for the bronze in a 17:46.57. The Girls 50m FL SO saw all three swimmers either go best times or break time barriers. Mikyla Carlow (Zone 6) slid under 50 seconds tot touch in a 49.70 for first place. Clara Kodweiss (Zone 6) was close to a personal best in a time of 51.01 for the silver, and Shayne Blandin (Zone 6) dropped 14.59 seconds from her best time to touch in 1:00.81 for the bronze.
In team scores, Zone 6 (Vancouver Island-Central Coast) topped the leaderboard for the third consecutive time with 1657 points. Zone 2 (Thompson-Okanagan) placed second with 1041 points, and Zone 3 (Fraser Valley) rounded out the top three with 815 points.
1. Zone 6 1657
2. Zone 2 1041
3. Zone 3 815
4. Zone 8 669
5. Zone 4 621
6. Zone 5 437
7. Zone 1 154
8. Zone 7 98
A big congratulations to all athletes and coaches over the course of the weekend. Best of luck to all swimmers at further competitions this summer. Thank you to the officials, coaches, volunteers, sponsors, support staff, and parents who worked tirelessly to make this event run so smoothly.