Strong Performances by KISU Swimmers at Canadian Championships
Commitment and determination was the driving force for five KISU swimmers representing the Penticton KISU Swim Club at the 2019 Canadian Swimming Championships held in Winnipeg Manitoba, August 8-11th.
“Our club has been noticed at the National level for our continuing success from a small community,” reports Coach Tina Hoeben.
Ashley McMillan pulled off two strong performances in both the Women’s 400 IM and 200 IM. Ashley placed fourth overall in the 200 IM with a 2:18.35.
Tyler Wall faced strong competition in the 100 backstroke placing 6th overall with a 57:42.
Jacob Brayshaw had an outstanding performance in the Men’s 50 metre breast stroke para multi-class winning gold with a time of 2:02.07. Jacob also set two Canadian records at this meet in both the 50 and 100 backstrokes.
Justin Fotherby had a “personal best” breakthrough with a time of 4:26.01in the 400 IM, taking four seconds off of the morning prelim swim of 4:30.70. Fotherby also had a “personal best” in the 200 IM with a time of 2:06.51 giving him, Swim Canada World Class on Track Times, of Track 1 in both events.
Jaren LeFranc dominated in the breast stroke category, placing 2nd overall in the 200 with a “personal best” time of 2:14.34 and 2nd in the 100 breast stroke with a time of 1:03.10. LeFranc made the podium receiving silver medals in both events.
“I’m very excited to see these great performances at the end of the season,” says Coach Tina. “These swimmers have put their heart and soul into these events. It is great to see it come out so well for them.”