Swimming to win

Great times for local swimmers, including fastest 10-year-old in the country

The Ravensong Breakers swim team was in Saanich to compete in the first ever Bennett Cup against some top quality competition.

The Qualicum Beach swim team took to the pool with swimmers from Vancouver Island, the Lower Mainland and as far away as Oregon and Fort McMurray.

The Breakers once again showed that the ‘best little swim team in the country’ is always ready to show what they’ve got.

Celebrating her 10th birthday in style was Camryn Stannard, who, according to the Canadian Swimming ‘Power Rankings’, comes in as the fastest 10-year-old swimmer in the country.

Stannard, who now moves up to the 11 and under category, earned first place in the 100m breaststroke, 50m freestyle and 400m individual medley. She also won the Bennett Memorial award for the top 11 and under finisher in the 400m individual medley.

Jenna Horton, swimming in her second year, finished second in the 200m butterfly and is ranked in the Canadian Power Rankings.

Jack Confortin finished in first place in the 1,500m freestyle and second in the 400m freestyle.

Alex Robert finished third in the 400m freestyle.

Tyson Kreiger won the boys 11 and under 1,500m freestyle, Ethan Standard and Jakob Brager both achieved B.C. AAA times at the event.

Ben Roberts, Jordyn Shields and Montana Krieger all poster personal best times in some very competitive heats.

“It’s a very long season and the swimmers are shaping up well,” said longtime swim coach John Campbell.

“As for Camryn’s swims, she’s made a great start to a rewarding swimming career.”

Back in the pool, the Breakers head north for the Campbell River Winter Classic, taking place November 29 for novice swimmers.

The 13th Annual PCS Christmas Cracker event, taking place December 4-6, will see over 750 competitors from all over Western Canada heading to Saanich Commonwealth Place.