Small in numbers and big on talent.
That sums up the Winskill Dolphins’ performance at the recent Swim B.C. Summer Provincial Championships at UBC where six members of the South Delta club combined to win a whopping 18 medals.
The Dolphins were led by Zach and Abby McLeod with the brother and sister duo coming through with 11 medals. Zach’s six medals included gold in the 200m butterfly and 1500m freestyle. Abby captured gold in the 800m and 1500m freestyle races.
Kelly Qi collected four medals before her meet was cut short due to illness. Jeremy Slinn won bronze in the 200 back and Naomi Mynott took silver in the 800 free.
The weekend wrapped up with the Open Water Swim at Albert Dyck Lake in Abbotsford where Caitlyn Flower won the 2km race.
Slinn, Qi, Mynott, Zach McLeod and Dolphins head coach Judy Baker are now in Montreal this weekend for the Canadian Junior National Championships that run until Aug. 1. Qi will then head to Niagara, Ont. as a member of Team B.C. for the Canada Summer Games that gets underway Aug. 6.
Zach McLeod will return home to continue preparation for the Junior World Open Water Championships, slated for Sept. 16 to 18 in Seychelles, Africa.