Local swimmers shine in international waters

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KISU Swim Club members brought home a handful of medals from the recent Long Course Far Western Championships in Concord, Calif.

Competing in the outdoor, nine-land pool several Penticton swimmers collected multiple hardware for their efforts.

“The meet was great overall,” said KISU head coach Tina Hoeben who travelled with the team. “There were 1400 swimmers from as far away as Toronto, but mostly from California.”

Sydney Wilson had a particularly strong showing winning medals in the 100-metre breastroke, the 200M individual medley (IM) and the 800M freestyle.

Hannah Rutten medaled in the 200m backstroke, 100M backstroke and 800M freestyle.

Other KISU finishers who reached the medal podium were; Paige Dooling - 200M butterfly 400M IM, and 800M freestyle, Issie Grecoff - 200M freestyle, 800M freestyle; Ryan McMillan - 50M freestyle and Marlee Winser - 100M freestyle.

In the girls 15 and over relay, Sydney Wilson, Brooke Binding Sirianni, Paige Dooling and Issie Grecoff, placed 10th in the 4x200M freestyle.

Another KISU swimmer, Taryn Weatherhead, is in Niagara, Ont. Competing in her first Canada Summer Games.

This will wrap up the summer season for the club and registration for next season in now available on the club website: www.teamunify.com/team/cankisu/page/home

Mark Brett, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Penticton Herald