Kokanees appreciate community support

Kokanee Summer Swim Club had an amazing and successful TRY meet on Saturday June 6.

Kate Bartlett participated in the freestyle events during the Kokanee Summer Swim Club TRY meet held at Centennial Pool last Saturday.

Kate Bartlett participated in the freestyle events during the Kokanee Summer Swim Club TRY meet held at Centennial Pool last Saturday.

Kokanee Summer Swim Club had an amazing and successful TRY meet on Saturday June 6. Our team hosted four out of town teams; Penticton Pikes, Kelowna Ogopogos, Merritt Otters, Keremeos Steelheads, with a total of 67 swimmers participating including our own Kokanee swimmers.

Mitchell Yee boasts swimmer of the meet, as Mitchell swam fast and made some improvements on his strokes. He was on time for all his races, and did a great job. Way to go Mitchell.

Our team was very close to selling out our 50/50 raffle tickets, thank you to everyone in our community who helped us with this fundraising event. We raised $3720 for our team,  the lucky winner was Rick Kivari who also won $3720, he generously gave $720 back to the team. A BIG thank you to Rick for your generosity.

We would also like to thank local business for your donations and support, without your help this event would not have been so successful.  Thank you to Dairy Queen and Chevron for donating coupons, which we handed out to all swimming participants. Thank you Cooper’s for donating burgers and buns for our TRY meet BBQ that we hosted afterwards. Your donations made it possible for everyone to unwind after our event, enjoy one another’s company and build regional friendships. Thank you to the Princeton Rotary Club for letting us use your bingo spinner for our 50/50 draw, the draw itself became a mini event!

Overall our TRY meet ran smoothly thank you to our amazing parent volunteers, coaches,  and our Kokanee kids who were great ambassadors for our team and community. We were lucky enough to have fantastic weather, and look forward to making this an annual event for Princeton.

The week of June 2 to June 6, our Club Swimmers of the week were; Turtles swimmer Xaiver Ouillette, Development swimmer Tauren Baird, and Junior/Senior swimmer Brook Heron. All these swimmers have shown a great attitude, team spirit, have worked really hard in practice, and have shown personal growth. We are all very proud of you, keep up the good work!

Our Kokanee swim team is looking forward to the Merritt swim meet on the weekend of June 14/15, we have 33 swimmers participating in this meet, and always find this event a lot of fun. Wish the Kokanees good luck, as we anticipate breaking some more personal time records.