The Princeton Kokanee Swim Club dusted off their caps and swimsuits and attended a winter swim meet in Kelowna.
Participating in swim meets and practices is a typical event for most other Okanagan Region swim teams, but it is a first for the Kokanees.
Being invited to the Ogopogo meet in February was a “treat” for our swimmers, who took a whopping 40 seconds off their total best times from the year previous.
The Kokanees took eight swimmers to the meet. Aiden Neilson took six seconds off the 50 meter freestyle time that took him to provincials last year.
Holly Atkinson dropped her 50 meter freestyle time by nine seconds, coming it at 1:18.93.
Gillian van Genne did quite well in her 50 meter backstroke, bringing her new best time down 10 seconds to 1:08.34.
Ainsley Neilson also dropped time in her 50 meter freestyle.
The eight swimmers swam in five to six races each and had great spirits throughout the day, cheering on their teammates in every race. The Kokanees really are a close knit team!
The Princeton Kokanees are making preparations for their summer season to begin, and if you would like to follow the success of the team check out the new team website.