The Delta Pacers turned in a strong showing at the recent Fraser Valley Swimming Championships, finishing seventh among 48 schools, including top honours in the Senior Girls Division.
Fifteen of the 20 DSS relay teams that competed have qualified for the upcoming B.C. Secondary Schools Swimming Championships, slated for Nov. 18-19 in Kamloops. The Pacers recorded nine top five finishes, highlighted by a silver medal showing for the girls 4x100 freestyle relay team of Maya Sato-Klemm, Ella-Rose Thomas, Jeanelle Thomas, and Kiana Sato-Klemm.
Individually, Jamie Hutton was fifth overall in the 50 metre freestyle event.
The star of the meet for the Pacers was Japanese international student Ryota Tamura, who swam his relay legs in lightning fast times of 59.63 seconds, for his 100 free, and 25.99 seconds for his 50 free.
The rest of the provincial qualifiers include: Conor Edgson, Liam Edgson, Emily Denham, Lauryn McCarthy, Owen Bavis, Shelby Brubacher, and Aki Huang, and junior swimmers Georgia Jacobs, Samantha Cates, Jemma De Fondaumiere, Jordan Dubnov, and Kalvin Windrum.
New team members Luke Bidulka, Ivy Li, Harmony Powell and Jason Wei all performed incredibly well at their first swim meet.
The swimmers and parents wish to thank coaches, Conor Edgson, Maya Sato-Klemm, and Jamie Hutton, along with teacher sponsors Jan Rogers and Jocelyn Cheung, for their time and dedication.