Princeton Kokanee Swim team won a first place ribbon in the annual Princeton Rotary Parade this year.

Princeton Kokanee Swim team won a first place ribbon in the annual Princeton Rotary Parade this year.

Kokanees win first place in Rotary Parade

Princeton Kokanee Swim team had a very fun filled afternoon decorating their first float for the 2014 Princeton racing days parade.

Princeton Kokanee Swim team had a very fun filled afternoon decorating their first float for the 2014 Princeton racing days parade. Both swimmers and parents worked hard as a team to pull off what turned out to be an amazing float!! We ended up getting a first place ribbon for our efforts! BIG thank you to all the parents behind the scene who helped pull off the vision. We really felt the love from our community during the parade last weekend, Thank you!

Swimmers of the week for June 23-27 are; Turtles swimmer of the week Nate Smith, who has been blowing bubbles like a champ, and is always eager to join his team mates in the pool. Development Group swimmer of the week is Chase Pankratz, who has been working very hard at his 10m back glides with kick, every day going further and getting stronger.  Junior/Senior group swimmer of the week is Nicholas Cimbaro, who has been doing a fantastic job of his stream lines, he is trying every practice to get past and through the white zone. Great work guys, your hard work  is not unnoticed, and your team is very proud of you.

Our swimmers are gearing up for the upcoming Kamloops Invitational on the weekend of July 5/6. This is a very competitive and fun meet hosted in the Brock outdoor swimming pool. Our club is very excited to be part of this meet, and are once again looking forward to some best times. We want to thank the community for your ongoing support to our club, and look forward to reporting another weekend of success

Just for fun, we thought this week we would share some swimming trivia. 1. Elephants can swim up to 20 miles a day, and use their trunks as a natural snorkel.

2. Swimming is great cardio because you are moving against the waters resistance, which is 10x that of air.

3. The turbo pump on the space shuttle main engine is powerful enough to drain an averaged sized pool in 25sec.

4. An Olympic sized swimming pool (50mx25yards) can hold 700,000 to 850,000 gallons of water.

5. Swim fins were invented by Benjamin Franklin!

 

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