Riptides among Island’s fastest

The Nanaimo Riptides swimmers were at full speed at regional championships earlier this month. The team brought a group down to Saanich from June 10-12 for the Vancouver Island Region Long Course Swimming Championships.

The Nanaimo Riptides swimmers were at full speed at regional championships earlier this month. The team brought a group down to Saanich from June 10-12 for the Vancouver Island Region Long Course Swimming Championships.

Results include:

12-and-under boys – Reid DellaRosa, second, 200-metre breaststroke; Liam Shoesmith, third, 200m backstroke.

13-14-year-old girls – Kara Wilson, third, 100m breast.

13-14-year-old boys – Baylee Munro, second, 100m breast; third, 200m breast.

15-and-over boys – Richard Bourgeois, first, 200m breast. first, 100m breast, third, 100m fly; Tristan Crosby, first, 100m back; Colin Tearoe, third, 200m fly; Peter Zhao, second, 100m fly, first, 200m free, first, 400m free, first, 100m free.

15-and-over girls – Jane Mortlock, second, 100m breast, first, 100m butterfly.