Locals win big at swim meet
Swim clubs from across B.C. descended upon Surrey this past weekend for the annual Short Course Provincial AA Championships. The Winskill Dolphins sent four competitors and each swimmer collected medals, including two first-time medalists, two first-time champions, and two first-time AAA qualifiers.
Rachel Yeo, 14, shattered her previous best time in the 800m freestyle for her first gold medal of the meet, and a berth in the B.C. AAA meet in Victoria later this month. Yeo followed up with two more victories in the 200m and 400m freestyle.
Duco Shuurman Hess, 13, captured silver medals in the 100m and 200m breaststroke to qualify for the AAA provincials, while Isaiah Rusak-Gillrie, 13, won bronze in 200m and 1500m freestyle.
Alex Zhang, 16, handily won gold in the 200m individual medley Zhang also took silver medals in 100m backstroke and butterfly, and a bronze in the 100m freestyle.