Nauticals compete in Victoria

The Sylvan Lake Nauticals attended the 13th annual Wavemaker Classic swim meet in Victoria BC.

The Sylvan Lake Nauticals pause for a photo at the 13th annual Wavemaker Classic swim meet in Victoria

Sylvan Lake Nauticals make waves in Victoria.

The Sylvan Lake Nauticals attended the 13th annual Wavemaker Classic swim meet in Victoria BC. This was a special event for the club designed to grow and learn as a team with 22swimmers of all ages and abilities attending and all had a fabulous time. The team experience of travelling, dining, staying in the same location and team building on deck was a first for many of the swimmers.

This was a true team event, and listing 22 swimmer’s personal accomplishments would fill the article in itself. There were of course many amazing individual swims, improvements in technique, best times achieved, finals made and cheer worthy races, but the team spirit was the highlight of the event. This was best witnessed during several of the relay events, as we had many swimmers competing in their first ever team relays. There were 3 relay events including the 400 free, 200 free and 200 team medley. The Nauticals were represented 12 times in relay events in multiple age categories and every single team exceeded expectations. The 10 and under team of Nate Bahler, Liam Ewanchuk, Travis Lorenz and Reelan Baker took home the 3rd place ribbon in the 200 free and 200 team medley relays. In the 15 and over age group the team of Matthew Gauthier, Tyler Gauthier, Noah Andrews and Isaac Bahler took the3rd place ribbon in the 400 free relay. The girl’s teams faced tough competition, but raced hard and finished with best times in every event.

Following hot on the heels of some great swimming, the team now gears up for the NCSA Corral Classic in Calgary and the Alberta Summer Games Trials. Cheer on our swimmers trying to swim their way onto the Zone 4 team as well as those gunning for Provincials, Senior Provincials and Nationals!


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