Thank you Shannon Bos for the amazing photos! (PHOTOS LINK)
A relatively small group of 33 Orcas found huge success in Brooks over the weekend for the Southern Alberta Summer Games. 91% of Orcas swimmers were able to capture at least 1 medal in the prelim/final formatted meet, as the Orcas earned 77 individual medals and 10 relay medals.
Up and comer Kallen Weighill (left) contributed 3 of the Orcas 77 individual medals, while the club’s oldest male age group swimmer Ethan Boras (right) added 4 of his own to the collection
Of the 77 individual medal winners, 11 swimmers were able to capture 4 individual medals, competing in 4 individual events. Of those 11 swimmers, 4 were able to win gold in all four of their races. The 4 swimmers who won gold in all 4 of their events were: Tyson Chomiak, James Kwan, Elliott Pilsner-Roberts, and Bentley Togo. The other 7 swimmers who took home hardware in all of their races were: Kira Armstrong, Ethan Boras, Ottavio Lutterotti, Devlan Sheppard, Charlotte Vanden Elzen, Madeline Vanden Elzen, and Keeley Watt.
Olivia Bos (left) won gold in the girl’s 50 and 100 breaststroke. She is currently undefeated in breaststroke races this season. Kira Armstrong, Morgan Bos, Charlotte Vanden Elzen, and John Vanden Elzen (right) hang on the wall during warm up. The four of them combined for 14 of the Orcas individual medals this weekend
66 individual best times were swum by Orca swimmers this weekend. Leading the charge by achieving best times in 100% of their events were: Shannon Bos, Tyson Chomiak, and Sean Vanderzee. This should not overshadow the fact that 28/33 Orcas swimmers were also able to obtain at least 1 best time in an individual race!
Tyson Chomiak (left) got best times in all 4 of his individual events this weekend (50 Fr, 100 Fr, 200 Fr, 50 Bk). He is currently ranked 1st provincially in all four of those events. Devlan Sheppard (right) dropped massive time in his 400 Fr to move him to 4th in the province in the event
With exactly 6 weeks from the day the Brooks meet ended to the day Provincials will begin, the Orcas seem to be in a strong position Provincially. In the age-group (17 and under) scoring race, the Orcas currently sit in 4th. In the Masters division, the Orcas are currently the leading team. Bellow or the top 5 age group and master’s team rankings so far this season:
As Summer Games did not have a gross points title, the Orcas will look to continue their 16-meet winning streak in Crowsnest Pass on July 14-15.