Fundraising super stars Eric Holland and Kiaira Anderson had their turn throwing pies at swim team captain Emily Allison and Coach Jon Davies as part of the deal whereby swimmers who raised over $100 for the Kokanee Summer Swim Club were given a whip cream pie to toss.

Fundraising super stars Eric Holland and Kiaira Anderson had their turn throwing pies at swim team captain Emily Allison and Coach Jon Davies as part of the deal whereby swimmers who raised over $100 for the Kokanee Summer Swim Club were given a whip cream pie to toss.

Kokanee Swim club gets down to business at swim meets

This past week the Kokanee Summer Swim Club held a Swim-A-Thon and as added incentive Coach Jon Davies allowed each swimmer who raised over $100 to throw a whip cream pie in his face.

Swimmers who achieved this and threw a pie were Emily Allison, Charlie Allison, Kate Allison, Ashlin White and Colton White.  The coaches got their last assault on Thursday evening by Kiaira Anderson and Eric Holland.  The team swam over 42 kilometres and raised over $1300 to assist with team expenses.  Way to go Kokanees.

Swimmer of the Week

Developmental Squad:

June 6 Taelah Thomas – Taelah has already learned a lot of new skills and listens extremely well.

June 13 Gillian Anderson – Gillian has really improved her listening and is excelling at all her strokes.

June 20 McKinley Forde – McKinley has worked hard at her floats and smiled the whole way through her Swim-A-Thon.

Junior/Senior Squad:

June 6 Norman Anderson – Norman picked up where he left off last year attacking each work out with determination.

June 13 Kate Allison – Kate is a fantastic listener and competitor; her four strokes are all looking very strong

June 20 Nicholas Cimbaro – Nicholas has been practicing each stroke and has showed fantastic focus and determination.

The swimmers of the week have been sponsored by Heather Herrick from Rootz Hair Salon and each receive a certificate and Gatorade. Thanks to Heather for her support.

Swimmer of the Meet

Black and Blue Meet: The Kokanees held their own Black and Blue Meet in June.  This club fun meet is often the first ever chance at racing for a majority of our swimmers.  The Kokanees were divided into two teams (one black and one blue) and they competed in all the regular swim meet races.  This year when all the points were tallied the Blues had won.  Eric Ogrinc and Dylan Adams had fantastic swims and earned the honour of Swimmers of the Meet.  Twenty-seven Kokanees attended this meet.

Lumby Invitational – The Kokanees sent four swimmers to the Lumby Invitational Meet on June 18 & 19.  Emily Allison earned 100 per cent best times in all of her swims and even won some of her heats, which earned her the honour of Swimmer of the Meet. Nicholas Cimbaro, Charlie and Kate Allison also attended.

Swimmers of the Meet receive a certificate and surprise fruit decorated by their coach.