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).

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.