Parksville's Camryn Stannard, 12, competing in a meet in Nanaimo last fall, won six gold medals in the Alberta long-course provincial championship meet in Edmonton last weekend.

Parksville's Camryn Stannard, 12, competing in a meet in Nanaimo last fall, won six gold medals in the Alberta long-course provincial championship meet in Edmonton last weekend.

Stannard stands out in Alberta swimming championships

Ravensong Aquatic Club sends three to provincial competition

Parksville’s Camryn Stannard has long since established herself as one of the top age-group swimmers in B.C.

Now, she’s the top 12-year-old in Alberta, too.

Stannard swept to gold medals in all six of her races last weekend, leading a small delegation from the Ravensong Aquatic Club in the Alberta long-course provincial championships at the Kinsman Sport Centre in Edmonton.

Stannard won both the 200- and 400-metre individual medley races, which combine backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly and freestyle strokes. She also claimed gold in the 200, 100 and signature 50-metre freestyle events. And, though it is not known as her specialty, she also won the 100-metre breast stroke.

Her 66 points in the meet placed the Ravensong club 13th in the combined team standings among the 29 clubs attending.

Stannard was joined at the championships by her older brother, Ethan, and by fellow 12-year-old Veronica Hall.

Hall reached the finals of the 100 butterfly, placing ninth, and was one spot out of the finals in the 400 freestyle, where she finished 11th.

Ethan Stannard, competing in a large and talented boys aged 14-15 division, had a top finish of 13th in the 1,500 freestyle and cracked the top-20 in the 400 freestyle in a time of 4:44.07.

NEWS Staff

Alberta Provincial Spring Championships

March 17-19

Long course (50-metre lengths)

Ravensong Aquatic Club results

Girls

12-under

200-metre freestyle 1. Camryn Stannard, 2 minutes, 12.66 seconds; 24. Veronica Hall, 2:32.56.

100 breast stroke 1. C. Stannard, 1:18.92; 22. Hall, 1:30.00.

100 freestyle 1. C. Stannard, 1:00.35; 30. Hall, 1:10.34.

400 individual medley 1. C. Stannard, 5:24.69.

200 I.M. 1. C. Stannard, 2:28.04.

100 butterfly 9. Hall, 1:20.78.

400 freestyle 11. Hall, 5:17.62.

50 freestyle 1. C. Stannard, 27.66.

200 breast stroke 17. Hall, 3:13.83.

Boys

14-15 years

200 freestyle 28. Ethan Stannard, 2:16.19.

100 breast stroke 28. E. Stannard, 1:27.84.

1,500 freestyle 13. E. Stannard, 18:53.80.

400 freestyle 18. E. Stannard, 4:44.07.

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