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Orcas happy with first long-course meet of the new season

Eight Orcas Swim Club members came away from their first long-course meet of the season in Nanaimo feeling pretty good about their results.

Eight Orcas Swim Club members came away from their first long-course meet of the season in Nanaimo feeling pretty good about their results.

“They all took a lot off their previous times from last season,” said Alexis Jeffries, club treasurer and media contact.

Coach Brandon Gonzales was pleased with the performance.

“The first long-course meet this season had a swimmer Sydney Throne competing in her first meet, while another Kennadie Sheppard got her first feel of the long-course pool,” he said.

“Large amounts of time were taken off by the swimmers that attended long-course meets last season. It looks like we’re in for a promising long-course season.”

Grace Dice swam in eight events, improving her times in all of them.

Noah Herle registered best times in four of his six swims.

Aileen and Morgan Humphreys had been out of the pool for two weeks prior to the meet, and were still getting up to speed.

Paris Jany improved times in all six swims.

Aiden Jeffries improved his time in all seven of his events.

As well, he finished first in 100m free style and 100m breast stroke; second in 100m butterfly; third in 50m free style and 50m back stroke.

By meet’s end he had chopped 19 seconds off his best time in the 100m breast stroke and 23 seconds from his best 100m free style swim.

Kennadie Sheppard had six ‘great swims’ her first time ever at a long-course meet.

Sydney Easton competed her first meet, too, doing well in the 50m free style.