KISU swimmers took to the water with vengeance as they captured 38 medals, including 12 gold in the AAA provincials in Surrey March 5-7.
KISU sent 22 swimmers whose team spirit and drive led to the success that also included 12 silver and 14 bronze medals competing against 53 teams in the province.
”It was one of those magical moments when everything comes together as planned. The swimmers enthusiasm and team spirit were especially impressive,” said KISU coach Tina Hoeben. “They swam their hearts out for their team and teammates. I am very proud of how well they swam and their positive attitude at the meet.”
KISU finished second thanks to several incredible performances, that led to one Lower Mainland club asking about the team.
Below are club results:
Gold Medal Winners:
Justin Fotherby – 50 metre free and 100 free
Tyler Wall – 50 fly, 50 free, 100 free and 50 back
Riley Wall – 50 free, 100 free, 200 free and 400 free (highest point score)
Andrew Cooke – 50 back
Avery Newton – 200 free
Silver Medal Winners:
Ashley McMillan – 400 free
Fotherby – 100 fly, 800 free, 400 free
Jaren Lefranc – 100 and 200 breast stroke
Tyler Wall – 200IM and 100 and 200 back
Newton – 50 free, 200IM, 100 fly and 100 breast stroke
Bronze Medal Winners:
Ashley McMillan – 400IM and 800 free
Marlee Caruso – 200IM and 50 back
Fotherby – 200 free, 400IM
Daniel Everton – 400IM
Samuel Lasinski – 200 back, 400IM and 200 breast stroke
Tyler Wall – 200 free
Cooke – 50 fly
Newton – 100 free and 100 Back
Relay Team Medalists included:
Elijah Kliever, Xelian Louw, Wynn Nordland and Everton
Time Improvement with Personal Best Performances:
Acacia Benn, Everton, Lasinski, Lefranc, Xelian Louw, Wynn Nordlund, Riley Wall and Tyler Wall.
Fotherby (11&U), Tyler Wall (12-13) and Riley Wall (15&U) winning gold in both 50 and 100 Free for each age group. Benn attained a Western Time in 200 Backstroke. Lasinski, Lefranc, Nordlund, Riley Wall and Tyler Wall attaining Eastern and/or Western times.