The Golden Dolphins Swim Club welcomed a number of teams from across British Columbia this past weekend to their annual swim meet. Approximately 150 athletes, including seventy-five local swimmers, competed in a number of races over the weekend of July 7-8 at the Golden Municipal Swimming Pool.
The Dolphins won the overall team aggregate award with 4424 points, besting teams from Revelstoke (2659 points), Salmon Arm (1372 points), Kelowna (415 points) and Lumby (41 points). In addition, 23 Golden Dolphins’ swimmers won individual aggregate medals.
Molly Caldwell (6&U), Rex Baxendale (6&U), Zara Johnson (Div 4), and Lochlan Noble (Div 7) won gold aggregate medals. Talon Malaka (6&U), Thorin Malaka (Div 1), Meghan Oslund (Div 2), Gage Tindall (Div 3), Jazlyn Trask (Div 6), and Ben Arlt (Div 7) won silver aggregate medals. Lucy Wilson (6&U), Amelia Labonville (6&U), Rowan Baxendale (6&U), Matias Hartwig (Div 1), Kayla Lush (Div 2), Aaron Guyot (Div 3), Hannah LaRoy (Div 4), Eli Tindall (Div 4), Piper Noble (Div 5), Josh Hiraoka (Div 5), Eriko Hiraoka (Div 6), Larisa Johnson (Div 6), and Max Coch (Div 7) won bronze aggregate medals.
Jasey Jones (Div 2) placed seventh in 50 Free with a time of 58.81, fourth in 50 Fly with a time of 1:14.06, eighth in 50 Back with a time of 1:10.81, and fifth in 50 Breast with a time of 1:23.34. Kaelan Malaka (Div 2) placed fourth in 100IM with a time of 2:25.67, fifth in 50 Fly with a time of 1:21.29, fifth in 50 Back with a time of 1:00.16, fourth in 50 Breast with a time of 1:07.29, and fifth in 100 Free with a time of 2:04.53. Zoe Lowe (Div 4) placed ninth in 50 Free with a time of 41.69, tenth in 50 Fly with a time of 52.04, ninth in 100 Back with a time of 2:01.60, and ninth in 100 Breast with a time of 1:56.12.
Kiki Ovenden (Div 4) competed in 200 IM, 50 Free, 50 Fly, 100 Back, and 100 Free posting personal best times in all of her races. Similarly, Madyson Oslund (Div 1) posted personal best times in 50 Free, 50 Back, 50 Breast, and 100 Free. For a number of Golden swimmers this was their first competitive experience. Amelia Labonville, Lucy Wilson, Molly Caldwell, Rex Baxendale, Rowen Baxendale, Darner Tindall, Jolie Burkin, Hailey Mastroianni, Leah Michener, Alexis Tsadilas, Matias Hartwig, Douglas Caldwell, and Robert Caldwell all competed in their first swim meet and posted a number of personal best times.
The Golden Dolphins Swim Club provides coaching for over 100 local youth aged four to 17 and caters to athletes from a variety of athletic backgrounds.
The team is currently accepting registrations for its “Dare to be a Dolphin” lesson program, which is geared towards youth aged four to seven who are interested in developing their swimming skills in a lesson-style format.
If you are interested in joining the Golden Dolphins or the “Dare to be a Dolphin” lesson program please stop by the pool during swim club hours (3:30-6:30PM Monday to Friday).
Additional results and information can be viewed online at www.goldendophins.ca.