PBs, medals for WSC members

Photo: Wanaka Swimming Club

It was another good week for Wanaka Swim Club with 14 swimmers recording 26 personal best times, as well as collecting 18 first place, eight second place and nine third place positions at Cromwell Swim Club’s annual Otago Spring Carnival.

The team of Kate Bennie, Fletcher Davison, Jared Ferguson, Nicholas Heiler, Coast Morland, Cruz Morland, Archie North, Mabel North, Emma Palmer, William Schurink, Ben Silipo, Douglas Wise, George Young, and Maddie Young (pictured) placed third overall.

For Maddie Young, Jared Ferguson and Nicholas Heiler, it was their first swim meet with the club. They all had a great day earning their first meet results and participating in club relays.

In the age group events, Coast Morland placed second in the boys’ 10 and under, Ben Silipo placed first in the boys’ 13-14, and Kate Bennie placed first in the girls’ 11-12 and third overall.

The club had success in the relays, with Mabel North, Nicholas Heiler, Coast Morland, and Jarred Ferguson placing second in the 10 and Under 100m medley relay, and Kate Bennie, Ben Silipo, Cruz Morland, and Emma Palmer placing first in the 13-14 200m medley relay.

Also notable were some individual performances: Fletcher Davison recorded six PBs out of his seven events; Mabel North recorded five PBs out of her seven individual events, placing top three in three of those events; William Schurink bested his times in four out of his five individual events.

A WSC spokesperson said it was nice to see a well-run meet at a local pool, “major props to the Cromwell team and pool crew for that. We were taking notes on good ideas to implement at our first swim meet that we will host in Wanaka next year.”


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