Starting in Kamloops, the team spent two days battling seven other teams in the region and brought home many best times and three medal winners. Evan Bosley, division 3, received bronze; Norm Anderson and Nicholas Cimbaro, division 4, tied for silver. The team placed 5th overall beating out much larger centres. Coaches Pete van Genne and Grant Nelson battled in the pool attempting to break the 100 breaststroke club record. Pete van Genne out touched Grant Nelson to earn a new club record.
This past weekend the club headed to one of their favourite regional meets held in Merritt. A record 38 Princeton swimmers attended; the club placed 4th overall, beating out Kamloops, Lumby, Golden, Revelstoke and Penticton. Princeton had seven swimmers compete in their first swim meet ever, and the club, known for its sportsmanship around the region, cheered on with vigour. Division 4 boys once again brought home the hardware with Norm Anderson receiving bronze and Nicholas Cimbaro winning silver. Nicholas Cimbaro also broke the clubs division 4 50 Free time with a new record of 29 seconds!
Kokanees are now heading into their peak training sessions in preparation for the regional swim meet finals to be held the beginning of August in Penticton.
The Princeton team has grown quickly the last few years generating a lot of enthusiasm and excitement around the pool. Kokanees thank the businesses who support our team throughout the year and at swim meets. We wear our club shirts proudly.
Thank you Copper Creek Ranch, Copper Mountain Mine, The Similkameen Spotlight, IDA, Mac’s Auto Parts, Cooper’s Foods, Princeton Flower Stop, Weyerhaeuser, The Source, Vermillion Forks Fitness, Thomasina’s, The News Leader, Realty Executives and Mind Body Spirit Wellness.