The Winskill Dolphins head to this weekend’s Provincial Summer Swimming Championships at UBC with plenty of momentum after a dominant performance at the recent Divisionals in Richmond, earning 31 medals for the Tsawwassen-based swim club.
Led by senior swimmers Bodey Iverson (five medals), Caitlyn Fowler (four medals), and Sophie Raffai (six medals), the Dolphins had 12 golds including a couple of hard fought first-place finishes in relay events.
Other highlights included Isabel Rapier (silver), Tiffany Ho (gold), Kyla Marshall (gold) and Matias Raffai (gold) all reaching the podium in the 1500m freestyle distance event, while Zach and Abby McLeod took home gold in the 200m breaststroke for their age group.
Provincials require another level of qualification and for the second time this year Jeremy Slinn, Kelly Qi, Naomi Mynott, Rapier, Iverson, Zach McLeod, Fowler and Abby McLeod have qualified and will lead the Dolphins. They will be joined this time by Sophie and Matias Raffai.
Head coach Judy Baker and assistant Duco Schuurman Hess are hard at work preparing the swimmers for this weekend. At the Winter Provincials back in March, the Dolphins won 23 medals and with representation across age groups they expect another strong showing at UBC.