Breaking records, Orcas swim to top

The Ladysmith Chemainus Orcas Swim Club continue to swim great times and break records.

The Ladysmith Chemainus Orcas Swim Club continue to swim great times and break records.

At the Vancouver Island Regional SC Championships at the Saanich Commonwealth Pool from Jan. 21 to 23, the swimmers made a real splash.

“It went really well,” said coach Dusan Toth-Szabo.

“They had lots of best times.”

Toth-Szabo said Conrad Carlson had some of the best times this season and over all the swimmers improved.

“Maria [de Leeuw] won the 100 breaststroke in her age group and is in the top 10 in the country,” he said.

“Faith [Knelson] did awesome,” he said. “She took off many seconds on every swim.”

He said Knelson, 9, is competing against 10-year-olds.

“That one-year difference is huge at this age,” he said. “She is among the best nine-year-olds in the country.”

The next meet is Feb. 11 to 13 in Chilliwack for the B.C. AA provincials.

Results:

Conrad Carlson, 14, placed eighth in male 13-14 200 breaststroke category and 11th in male 13-14 200 backstroke.

Maria de Leeuw, 11, placed first in the female 12 and under 100 breast category and second in both the female 12 and under 100 breast and female 12 and under 200 breast.

Faith Knelson, 9, was first in the female 10 and under 50 breast and second in both the female 12 and under 100 freestyle and female 10 and under 50 freestyle category.

Bailey McLeod, 17, was fourth in male 15 and over 800 freestyle and over 100 freestyle.

Darby Rae, 13, placed fifth in the female 13-14 800 freestyle.

Cody Short, 17, was third in the male 15 and over 100 breast and fourth in the male 15 and over 200 breast category.

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