Synchro swimmers show golden gleam

NANAIMO – Local synchronized swimmers struck gold in the pool, with first-place results in both team and individual competition.

Island synchronized swimming gold medallists including Jenna Krawchuk

The Island team was in synch at the B.C. Summer Games.

Local synchronized swimmers struck gold in the pool, with first-place results in both team and individual competition.

Some of the big winners were the members of the Tier 4-5 team, including Nanaimo Diamonds members Jenna Krawchuk, Camrynn Myronuk, Hannah Proud and Maya Scott-Bradley of Nanaimo and Paige Wilson of Cedar, who swam with Parksville’s Julie Preston and emerged with gold.

Scott-Bradley said her team was nervous leading up to the Games because it knew that the Fraser Valley entry had swimmers with national experience.

“We trained really hard because we knew that they were going to be there, and we were trying really hard because they were really good,” she said.

Scott-Bradley said her team tried to give something extra and managed to do just that, when it mattered.

“I think we all agreed that we had our best run-through of the whole year…” she said. “So we were pretty proud of ourselves and it was a really nice moment when we got the scores.”

She said sometimes the Diamonds swim like six soloists, but they swam as a team at the Games. They kept their patterns close and executed their routine.

Winning in their home pool was special for the local girls.

“It was definitely nice to have it in our pool because it felt like less of a competition and more having fun,” Scott-Bradley said.

Also winning gold at Beban Pool was Nanaimo’s Emily Duff, who was part of a Tier 2-3 team along with Kaitlyn Aylesworth, Sidney Demuth, Marina Hurst and Mara Lambert-Wilson.

Island synchro swimmers also won gold medals in the Tier 2-3 duet and in figures, and Krawchuk won a silver medal in figures.

Just Posted

Clippers optimistic as they put finishing touches on cup-hosting bid

Nanaimo’s junior A hockey club hopes to host RBC Cup nationals in 2020-21

VIU visual art show spans a Spectrum of art forms

Spectrum: Visual Art Major Grad Show continues until May 9 at the View Gallery

City of Nanaimo ‘100 per cent’ on board with privacy commissioner recommendations

Council satisfied with how private and confidential information will be handled moving forward

Leading jazz pianist to take to the stage in Nanaimo

The Jennifer Scott Trio will play the Lighthouse Bistro on Tuesday, April 23.

Senior sentenced in Nanaimo for sexually abusing special-needs granddaughter

73-year-old Cortes Island man will go to jail for three years

Diary of Anne Frank turned into emotional stage production

Nanaimo Theatre Group director, actors say message relevant today

Beefs & Bouquets, April 18

To submit a beef or a bouquet to the Nanaimo News Bulletin, e-mail

Nanaimo rapper Sirreal presents variety show at the Queen’s

Performances at 420 Sharp Dressed Fam show will be filmed for live concert video

Building a better learning environment for B.C. students

Minister’s message for Education Week, April 23-27

Seattle’s 4-20 ‘protestival’ enjoys tolerance, some support – and B.C. could do the same

Seattle’s Hempfest a large-scale occasions with vendors, prominent musical acts and thousands of attendees

B.C. mountain biker sent home from hospital twice, despite broken vertebrae

Released in Maple Ridge to go home with three fractured vertebrae

Deck collapses in Langley during celebration, multiple people injured

Emergency responders rushed to the Langley home

Chaos at the ferry terminal for people heading from Vancouver to the Island

Easter crowds create backlog at Tsawwassen ferry terminal

B.C. RCMP receive application for Police Cat Services

RCMP announced the launch of the Police Cat Services unit as an April fools joke

Most Read