Princeton Kokanees Swim Club has had a fun and busy four weeks of swimming already this season.
Thank you to the RDOS and Town of Princeton for an early pool opening. While most people are still sleeping snug in their beds, senior swimmers (and parents) are at the pool weekday mornings for a 6:15 a.m. practice. The team also trains weekday afternoons.
Did you know the average senior swimmers’ training time per week is 12 hours? Why so much time in the water? Princeton Kokanees Swim Club participates in 8 competitive swim meets this summer. With a short outdoor training season it is a vigorous schedule to get ready to compete.
The club is number strong this year — very proud and exciting to be increasing. As a growing team the annual Kokanee Black and Blue fun meet saw 46 swimmers participate. The Black and Blue competition is a great place for our swimmers and parents to learn how a meet is run. It is a fun and lighthearted meet where the entire Kokanee team is split into two groups: Black and Blue. Many of our youngest turtle swimmers raced for the first time at Wednesday’s fun meet. During the Individual Medley our experienced senior swimmers showed style.
Our Black and Blue teams also competed in a fundraising bottle drive. Each team collected empties and the biggest mountain of bottles won. The Black team’s was tallest. Many of our swimmers came dressed in team costume colours. The Black team costume winner was Tauren Baird, and our Blue team winner was Lukas Jakubec. Way to show team spirit guys!
Our swim team is looking fast this year. Many swimmers are already beating their previous years’ best times. We are in Penticton next weekend for this season’s first out-of-town meet. Wish our competitors luck.
You are invited to come to the pool any time during practice (weekdays 4:45-7:30 p.m.) and show your support for the Princeton Kokanees Swim Club.
Come watch our upcoming Invitational Swim Meet on Saturday, June 7. Kokanees are hosting several out-of-town clubs for a fun day in the water. Princeton has an amazing group of swimmers and any support you show will only increase our swimmers’ pride.