Nanaimo White Rapids swimmer Kyle Lindsay and his teammates practise Tuesday night in preparation for provincials next week at the Nanaimo Aquatic Centre.

Nanaimo White Rapids swimmer Kyle Lindsay and his teammates practise Tuesday night in preparation for provincials next week at the Nanaimo Aquatic Centre.

White Rapids fast heading into provincials

The Nanaimo White Rapids, and swimmers from around the province, will all be trying for their fastest laps of the summer.

The Nanaimo White Rapids, and swimmers from around the province, will all be trying for their fastest laps of the summer. The local club hosts the B.C. Summer Swimming Association Championships starting Monday (Aug. 13) at the Nanaimo Aquatic Centre.

“The atmosphere around the pool since Day 1 has been unreal, with the support from the board and the parents,” said Gareth Saunders, Rapids coach. “They’ve put a lot of time into organizing provincials and supporting us as coaches and supporting the swimmers.”

Provincials begin with water polo all day Monday and games continue all day Tuesday and Wednesday until noon. Diving gets underway Tuesday at 8 p.m. and continues Wednesday at noon and Thursday at 7 a.m. Synchronized swimming starts Wednesday from 5:30-9:30 p.m. and wraps up Thursday afternoon. The swimming races go all day Friday through Sunday.

Look for more on the White Rapids next week in the News Bulletin.

White Rapids rock regionals

The city’s B.C. Summer Swimming Association club won the zone title by an overwhelming margin at the 2012 Ray Newman Vancouver Island Regional Championships Aug. 3-5 in Courtenay.

One of the highlights was the teamwork shown by the White Rapids, who earned 25 medals in relay races. The club has enough depth in the Div. 5 boys’ division that the Rapids earned gold and silver in both the 200-metre medley relay and 200m freestyle relay races.

In individual racing, the most exciting final was the Div. 1 boys’ 50-metre breaststroke, which saw Nanaimo’s Blake Nowicki and Courtenay’s Bryce Benton touch the wall with the exact same finishing time of 59.71 seconds.

The Nanaimo White Rapids will host provincial championships at the Nanaimo Aquatic Centre starting Monday (Aug. 13).

Results from regionals include:

Cat. 0 – Kira Edwards, first, 100-metre individual medley, first 50m backstroke, first, 50m breaststroke, first, 100m freestyle; Jackson James, first, 100m IM, first, 50m freestyle, first, 100m back, first, 100m breast; Hana Edwards, first, 50m free, second, 50m fly, third, 50m back, second, 50m breast.

Div. 1 – Blake Nowicki, second, 100m IM, third, 50m fly, first, 50m breast, first, 200m free relay; Devin Moore, second, 50m free, second, 200m medley relay, second, 200m free relay; Cam Laturnus, second, 50m back; Kayley Morch, third, 50m breast, second, 200m medley relay, second, 200m free relay; Gus Johnson, third, 50m breast, first, 200m free relay; Nyah De Pol, second, 200m medley relay, second, 200m free relay; Lindsey Marshall, second, 200m medley relay, second, 200m free relay; Bryan Moore, first, 200m free relay; Peter Morch, first, 200m free relay.

Div. 2 – Ava Johnson, second, 100m IM, first, 50m free, first, 50m back, first, 100m free, first, 200m medley relay, first, 200m free relay; Amanda Whipple, third, 100m free, first, 200m medley relay, first, 200m free relay; Tayden De Pol, first, 100m IM, first, 50m fly, first, 50m back, first, 100m free; Connor McIntyre, second, 100m free; Ashley King, first, 200m medley relay, first, 200m free relay; Jessica Tonella, first, 200m medley relay, first, 200m free relay.

Div. 3 – Renee Richardson, first, 100m IM, third, 50m free, first, 50m fly, second, 50m back, first, 200m medley relay, first, 200m free relay; Mackenzie Kerr, third, 50m back, first, 200m medley relay, first, 200m free relay; Quinn Todd, first, 100m IM, second, 50m free, second, 100m free, first, 200m medley relay, first, 200m free relay; Eric Labas, second, 100m IM, second, 50m fly, first, 200m medley relay, first, 200m free relay; Nicholas Tonella, third, 50m back, second, 200m free relay; Delaney O’Toole, first, 50m breast, first, 200m medley relay, first, 200m free relay; Andrew MacLeod, second, 50m breast, first, 200m medley relay; Madeleine Thorkelsson, first, 200m medley relay, first, 200m free relay; Tayden De Pol, first, 200m medley relay, first, 200m free relay; Brandon Kossey, second, 200m free relay; Jake McGonigle, second, 200m free relay; Connor McIntyre, second, 200m free relay; Kyle Lindsay, first, 200m free relay.

Div. 4 – Jordan Labas, second, 50m free, third, 50m fly, first, 200m medley relay, first, 200m free relay; Moira McGorman, first, 200m medley relay, first, 200m free relay; Sarah Kirkhope, first, 200m medley relay, first, 200m free relay; Taylor Meadows, first, 200m medley relay, first, 200m free relay.

Div. 5 – Callum Gemma, first, 200m IM, third, 50m free, first, 100m back, second, 100m free, first, 200m medley relay, first, 200m free relay; David MacLeod, second, 200m IM, second, 100m fly, second, 200m medley relay, second, 200m free relay; Zackary Todd, first, 50m free, first, 100m fly, second, 50m fly, first, 100m free, first, 200m medley relay, first, 200m free relay; Breanna Kossey, second, 100m fly, second, 50m fly, second, 100m free, third, 200m free relay; Drayden Goodman, second, 100m breast, first, 200m medley relay, first, 200m free relay; Seamus O’Toole, third, 100m breast; Thomas Bourgeois, first, 200m medley relay, first, 200m free relay; Brandon Kossey, second, 200m medley relay; Chase Skilton-Macri, second, 200m medley relay, second, 200m free relay; Ben Loyst, second, 200m medley relay, second, 200m free relay; Michael Thorkelsson, second, 200m free relay; Kara Lindsay, third, 200m free relay; Nyree McGonigle, third, 200m free relay; Hannah Fehr, third, 200m free relay.

Div. 6 – Hayley Price, first, 200m IM, first, 50m free, first, 100m breast, first, 100m free, first, 200m medley relay, first, 200m free relay; Ellen Taekema, third, 200m IM, third, 100m fly, second, 100m back, first, 200m medley relay, first, 200m free relay; Chris Yates, first, 200m IM, second, 50m free, first, 100m back, first, 100m breast, first, 200m medley relay, first, 200m free relay; Riley Prout-Holm, third, 200m IM, first, 50m free, third, 100m fly, first, 200m medley relay, first, 200m free relay; Catherine Carriere Der, second, 100m fly, third, 100m free, first, 200m medley relay, first, 200m free relay; Owen Simpson, second, 100m fly, third, 100m back, first, 50m fly, first, 200m medley relay, first, 200m free relay; Nora Loyst, first, 100m back, first, 200m medley relay, first, 200m free relay; Joshua Todd, first, 200m medley relay, first, 200m free relay.

Div. 7 – Darby Walker, second, 50m free, second, 100m fly, second, 50m fly; Moira Brown, second, 100m back; Ana Cross, second, 100m breast.

Div. 8 – Michelle Lorusso, first, 200m IM, second, 50m fly, second, 100m breast, second, 200m medley relay, first, 200m free relay; Ian Mattock, first, 200m IM, first, 100m fly, first, 100m back, first, 50m fly, first, 200m medley relay, first, 200m free relay; Richard Bourgeois, second, 200m IM, third, 100m fly, second, 50m fly, first, 100m breast, first, 200m medley relay, first, 200m free relay; Byron Trajan, third, 200m IM, third, 100m breast, first, 100m free, first, 200m medley relay, first, 200m free relay; Gareth Saunders, first, 50m free, third, 100m back, second, 100m breast, second, 100m free, first, 200m medley relay, first, 200m free relay; Tyler Moore, third, 50m free, third, 200m medley relay, second, 200m free relay; Cheryl Morch, first, 100m fly, third, 50m fly, first, 100m breast, first, 200m free relay; Courtney Poulin, third, 100m free, second, 200m medley relay, first, 200m free relay; Erin O’Sullivan, second, 200m medley relay, first, 200m free relay; Christine Patterson, second, 200m medley relay; Steven Moore, third, 200m medley relay, second, 200m free relay; Jackson James, third, 200m medley relay, second, 200m free relay; Seamus O’Toole, third, 200m medley relay, second, 200m free relay.

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