Riptides race to first place

The Nanaimo Riptides demonstrated some of the fastest strokes at their home pool last month. The swim team hosted its annual Spring Sprint invitational meet May 28-29 at the Nanaimo Aquatic Centre.

Damon Pedersen of the Nanaimo Riptides swim team surfaces for air during his 100-metre breaststroke competition during the club's Spring Sprint invitation swim meet at the Nanaimo Aquatic Centre last month.

Damon Pedersen of the Nanaimo Riptides swim team surfaces for air during his 100-metre breaststroke competition during the club's Spring Sprint invitation swim meet at the Nanaimo Aquatic Centre last month.

The Nanaimo Riptides demonstrated some of the fastest strokes at their home pool last month. The swim team hosted its annual Spring Sprint invitational meet May 28-29 at the Nanaimo Aquatic Centre. Results include:

11-12-year-old girls – Kate Krynowsky, first, 50-metre butterfly, third, 100m fly, third, 200m medley relay; Amanda Assen, third, 200m backstroke, first, 100m fly, third, 200m medley relay, second, 50m freestyle, second, 100m free, third, 100m back; Holly Kroetsch, third, 200m medley relay; Tanaiya Lofeudo, third, 200m medley relay.

11-12-year-old boys – Reid DellaRosa, third, 200m freestyle relay, second, 200m medley relay; Cayle Dillon, third, 200m free relay; Morgan Humphreys, third, 200m free relay, third, 200m back, second, 200m medley relay; Liam Shoesmith, third, 200m free relay, second, 200m medley relay; Michael Houghton, second, 200m medley relay.

13-14-year-old girls – Rachel Erickson, first, 200m free relay, first, 200m medley relay; Caitlyn McNicoll, first, 200m free relay, first, 200m medley relay; Shanni Smith, first, 200m free relay, third, 50m fly; Kara Wilson, first, 200m free relay, first, 100m breaststroke, third, 200m free, first, 200m medley relay, first, 50m breast, second, 50m free, first, 100m free; Julianne Weiss-Veeg, first, 200m medley relay.

13-14-year-old boys – Baylee Munro, second, 200m individual medley, second, 100m fly, third, 50m free, first, 50m breast, second, 100m free; Daniel Whiteley, second, 50m fly, first, 100m fly, second, 50m free, first, 50m back, first, 100m free, first, 100m back; Damon Pedersen, third, 100m breast, third, 200m free; Gage DellaRosa, second, 200m back, second, 200m breast; Cole Mercier, first, 200m fly, first, 200m free, third, 100m free.

15-and-over girls – Jane Mortlock, first, 50m fly, first, 100m breast, first, 100m fly; first, 200m fly, first, 50m breast, first, 200m breast; Krystina Pellegrino, second, 50m fly, third, 100m fly, first, 200m medley relay, first, 50m free, second, 50m back, third, 100m free; Brianne Binnersley, second, 100m breast, first, 200m medley relay, second, 50m breast, third, 50m back; Rachel Williams, third, 100m breast, third, 200m back, first, 200m medley relay, third, 50m breast, third, 50m free, second, 200m breast; Taylor Snowden-Richardson, first, 200m free, first, 200m medley relay, first, 50m back, first, 100m free.

15-and-over boys – Daniel Whiteley, first, 200m free relay, first, 200m medley relay; Colin Tearoe, first, 200m free relay, first, 50m fly, first, 100m fly, first, 200m fly, first, 200m free, first, 200m medley relay; Tristan Crosby, first, 200m free relay, second, 50m fly, first, 200m medley relay, first, 50m free, first, 50m back, first, 100m free, first, 100m back; Baylee Munro, first, 200m free relay, first, 200m medley relay; Justin Lee, second, 200m medley relay, third, 50m breast; Damon Pedersen, second, 200m medley relay; Gage DellaRosa, second, 200m medley relay; Cole Mercier, second, 200m medley relay.

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