Breakers earn 25th in province

The Ravensong Breakers Swim Club proved once again that it doesn’t matter how many members you have on your team.

The Ravensong Breakers Swim Club proved once again that it doesn’t matter how many members you have on your team, it’s what you can do in the pool that counts.

Prove it they did, as the Breakers finished 25th in the 60-team field at the B.C. AAA Provincial Championships this past weekend in Surrey. Taking eight swimmers over for the competition, the Breakers had a great showing compared to some of the larger teams at the meet.

To put it in perspective, the 50 member Breakers finished 16 spots ahead of the Nanaimo team, which has more than 400 registered members and placed 41st out of 43 teams that scored in the meet.

“Not bad for the little team that could, can and will,” said head coach John Campbell.

Three Breakers managed to find their way to the podium at the meet as Megan Romkes, Joanna Redenbach and Jack Confortin all showed very well.

Confortin, 13, and a newcomer to this level of competition, found the podium twice in the provincials, earning gold in the 1,500 meter freestyle and silver in the 400 meter freestyle.

“He’s a hard worker,” Campbell said. “He not only rose to the occasion, he excelled. We had four podium finishes with three swimmers that were well prepared to compete.”

Romkes, age 15, finished with a bronze in the 200 meter fly, setting a personal best time. Redenbach, also 15, earned silver in the 50 meter backstroke, also setting a personal best.

Other notables were Alex Roberts (eight in the 200m freestyle), Camryn Stannard (fourth – 200m individual medley), Nicholas Bennett (12th – 800m freestyle and 14th – 400m freestyle), Ben Roberts (14th – 800m freestyle and 15th – 400m freestyle) and Ethan Stannard, who rounded up the boys relay teams in the 4×50 medley, 4×50 freestyle and 4×100 freestyle.

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