Wrap-Up From TAS 2011 SwimBC AAA LC Champs

Team Aquatic Supplies
2011 SwimBC AAA Long Course Championships & 
Open Water Championships

Victoria, BC - July 7-11, 2011

While the second-place Pacific Sea Wolves were able to stay relatively close to Island Swimming through the first three days of competition, Island Swimming pulled away on the final night of racing to take the overall team championship.

Final team scores had Island Swimming on top with 3148, with Pacific Sea Wolves finishing in second with 2256.5, then Hyack Swim Club in third with 2051, just narrowly edging out Vancouver Pacific Swim Club by fewer than five points (2047.5).  Richmond Rapids rounded out the top five, finishing just over 100 points back of VPSC with 1950 points.

Kierra Smith's (LLSC) 200 Breast performance from Thursday night held up throughout the meet as top FINA point swim of the meet (2:29.14 for 829 FINA points).  In addition to breaking the provincial record in that event, Smith also set new meet records in the 16&O category in 200 and 400 IM.

Overall, 68 new meet records were set at the meet, with this being the fourth year of meets under the current format.  In addition to Smith's new Provincial record in 200 breastroke, the meet wrapped up with a new 15-17 girls record from Island Swimming (Vanessa Lowen, Jennifer Mann, Heidi Bradley, Taylor Padington) competing in the Open 4x50 Medley Relay.

SwimBC Open Water Championships
9:30am Monday, July 11, 2011
>>>Thetis Lake Park<<<

SwimBC's Open Water Championships will run (weather permitting, of course) on Monday morning at beautiful Thetis Lake, just outside of Victoria.  Swimmers aged 12 and over will compete in distances of 2, 3, or 5km.

Entries at the original entry fee ($24) are still being accepted at the Clerk of Course table at SwimBC AAA Championships at Saanich Commonwealth Place through 6pm on Sunday.  Day of race entries will also be accepted at the race course on Monday morning up until 8:30am with an additional $10 late entry fee.