The Golden Dolphins sent six dedicated swimmers to Coquitlam on August 19 to compete in the 58th BCSSA Provincial Championships. The team was off to a great start as Hayley Plonka got a personal best in the 200 IM, Emily King swam a solid 50 free and touched the wall in 17th and Amelia Hudson finished 10th in the 200 IM.
Day two brought a best time of 42.35 to Roxy Coatesworth in the 50 back and Amelia powered through an injury and qualified for finals in her 100 back. Both Emily and Hayley swam the 100 fly with Emily finishing in 8th with a time of 1:19.15 and Hayley finishing 13th at 1:26.44.
The final day of competition showed plenty of improvement for the female-led Dolphins. Roxy got a personal best in the 50 breast and came in 16th and Amelia qualified for consolation finals in both the breaststroke and the freestyle. Hayley swam a strong race in the breaststroke finals and ended up in 8th place. Emily finished 12th in 50 fly and swam a personal best time in the 100 free and took 15th place. Quinn Morgan and Elyssia McClean also swam the 100 breast and placed 13th and 16th respectively.
The Regional relays saw two Dolphins earn medals. Hayley Plonka swam the breaststroke portion of the Div. 7 relay and helped her team take the bronze. Josh Sorensen, who coached the Dolphins this year, also swam the breaststroke of the Div. 8 relay and they won a bronze medal as well.
The Golden Dolphins would like to thank everyone who supported them this season and look forward to an even better season next year!