Swimmers set solid scores

Ladysmith Orcas swimmer Darby Rae qualifies for AAA provincials.

Conrad Carlson and Faith Knelson are competing strongly this season along with club member Darby Rae (not pictured).

A group of local young swimmers made some waves at a swim meet earlier this month.

Conrad Carlson, 15, Faith Knelson, 10 and Darby Rae, 14, represented the Ladysmith Orcas at the Island Pacific Cup and Jamboree Nov. 11-13.

According to Orcas coach Dusan Toth-Szabo, Carlson performed his best time of the season in all three heats during the meet, in 50 Fly, 50 Back and 50 Breast.

Placing second in the Female 12 & Under 50 Breast category, and fourth in the Female 12 & Under 100 Breast category and improving her times by 1.21 and 5.87 seconds respectively, Knelson is ranked No. 1 for her age, Toth-Szabo said.

A fourth-place finish in the Female 13-14 50 Free competition, with  a time of 28.56S, qualified Rae for the AAA provincials.

Rae is currently ranked No. 5 in B.C. in her age group in the 50 Free category.

Watch for these up-and-coming swimmers in the coming months, along with other members of the Ladysmith Orcas Swim Club.

Just Posted

Caps fall to Clippers in Nanaimo on Friday night

Clippers’ tying and winning goals come in less than a minute

Cowichan school district approves women’s winter shelter

The Cowichan Valley School District’s board of education has approved in principle… Continue reading

North Cowichan is Canada’s hot spot on Wednesday

The Warmland lives up to its name

Ladysmith Secondary School improv still groovy after 20 years

Catch performances Nov. 15th, 16th, 17th and 22nd, 23rd and 24th

New Coast Guard radar boosts marine traffic monitoring off B.C. coast

Six radar installations set up for Georgia Strait to Queen Charlotte Strait to Prince Rupert

Saving salmon: B.C. business man believes hatcheries can help bring back the fish

Tony Allard worked with a central coast First Nation to enhance salmon stocks

Vancouver Island remembers

Important stories shared as Islanders salute those who made the greatest sacrifice

High-end B.C. house prices dropping, but no relief at lower levels

But experts say home ownership remains out of reach for many for middle- and lower-income families

Worker killed in collision at B.C. coal mine

Vehicle collision occurred at approximately 10:45 a.m. this morning

B.C. asking for tips on ‘dirty money’ in horse racing, real estate, luxury cars

Action follows a Peter German report on money laundering in B.C. casinos

Canadian dead more than a week after plane crash in Guyana: Global Affairs

Global Affairs said it couldn’t provide further details on the identity of the Canadian citizen

Children between 6 and 9 eligible for $1,200 RESP grant from province

BC Ministry of Education is reminding residents to apply before the deadline

Victoria spent $30,000 to remove John A. Macdonald statue

Contentious decision sparked controversy, apology from mayor

Privacy concerns over credit card use for legal online pot purchases

Worries follow privacy breaches at some Canadian cannabis retailers

Most Read