Island Swimming Wins Team Title at AAA Champs

Island Swimming pulled away on the final day and easily won the combined team scoring race at the 2011 Team Aquatic Supplies BC AAA Age Group Championships.  The more intriguing race through the duration of the meet was the quest for second place, as three teams were in the hunt there.  Hyack Swim Club, which had staked its claim to second place on the first night of competition, managed to withstand a strong charge from Vancouver Pacific Swim Club on the final night, and held on for second place overall.

Rounding out the top five were Pacific Sea Wolves and Richmond Rapids in fourth and fifth, respectively.

While there were no provincial records set on the final day of competition, there were two Canadian para-swimming records which were set over the course of the meet.

Nathan Stein (SKSC) set an SB9 record in 50 breastroke with his 32.09 split in 100 breastroke, while Mike Diering (CHENA) set an S9 record in 50 Free with a time of 28.75.

The top performances of the meet in terms of FINA point scores stood up from the Day 1 distance events through to the conclusion of the meet.  Alec Page (IS) and Sherry Liu (HYACK) posted the best FINA point scores of the meet, with 817 and 806, respectively, in 1500/800 Free.

The Regional Age-Group Development (RAD) awards were tightly contested in each region this year, with all eight SwimBC regions having a person make finals and thus scoring RAD awards.  The winners of the RAD awards (14&U swimmers, one from each region, regardless of gender, scoring 9-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 for the respective placings in finals) are here.

 This is also the first time in recent memory where almost all teams (39 or the 40 teams entered) had at least one swimmer score points in a final.  Complete listing of final team scores here.

SwimBC wishes to thank all of the swimmers, coaches, officials and other volunteers who made the meet such a success.