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Winskill Dolphins swimmers impress at UBC & Langley

Jeremy Slinn, Zach MacLeod and Kelly Qi compete against top swimmers in Western Canada as members of Team BC at UBC
The short course season is off to an impressive start for the Winskill Dolphins Swim Club.

The short course swim season is underway and the Winskill Dolphins have wasted little time in making an impression at a pair of meets last weekend.

Standouts Jeremy Slinn, Zach MacLeod and Kelly Qi were selected to represent Team B.C. at the Odlum Brown Colleges Cup at UBC.

Qi and McLeod were among the youngest swimmers to be in provincial team colours.

All three raced against much older varsity athletes. They achieved personal best teams in the morning heats and advanced to the finals of their respective races, placing them in the top three in all of Western Canada.

Meanwhile, other Dolphin swimmers were competing at the LOSC Annual Heats and Finals Invitational in Langley.

An impressive 48 finals were achieved with many placing in the top four and gaining provincial and divisional time standards.

Highlights included Abby MacLeod and Naomi Myott coming through with dominating performances in the 100m and 200m back stroke, 200m individual medley, along with the 400m and 1,500m freestyle respectively, achieving first place finishes in their age group.  

Ludovica Pavia thrived in her 15 and over age group, sweeping the breaststroke events. Caitlyn Fowler was first in the 100m free and third in the 100m fly.

Kyla Marshall was eight in the 100m back and 800m free, swimming under 11 minutes in the latter race.

Aiden Lew was fifth in the 100m back and 100m free. He also managed to shave a full minute off his personal best in the 1,500m free.

Evan Maloney was fifth in the 100m breaststroke, sixth in the 100m back and earned divisional qualification in the 50m back, placing him seventh overall.

Bodey Iverson was impressive in the 100m backstroke while Nick MacPherson was sixth in the 50m free. Newcomer Max Li made his first final in the 50m breaststroke, placing eighth overall.