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22 Kamloops Tsunami swimmers qualify for provincials

The championships will be held in Surrey, from Aug. 16 to 19
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The Kamloops Tsunami Swim Club had 22 swimmers qualify for the B.C. Summer Swimming Association (BCSSA) Championships by performing well at this past weekend's Okanagan regional championships at the Brock Outdoor Pool.

The Tsunami earned 27 medals and finished fifth overall with eight of their swimmers qualifying for provincials in individual events.

Gwenna Faupel finished second in the 100m freestyle and third in the 50m breaststroke in Division 1.

In Division 2, Cooper Heide finished first in the 100m freestyle, second in the 100m individual medley, second in the 50m freestyle and second in the 50m backstroke. Jared Roberts finished third in the 50m fly and fifth in the 100m freestyle.

Jakob Faupel finished third in the 50m breaststroke in Division 3.

Raina McEachern-Toombs finished first in the 100m fly, first in the 50m fly and third in the 50m freestyle in Division 6.

For Division 7, Denae Branchflower finished second in the 200m individual medley, second in the 100m backstroke, third in the 50m freestyle and fourth in the 50m fly.

In the Open Category 1, Shale Maurice finished first in the 100m freestyle, second in the 100m individual medley, second in the 50m fly and second in the 50m breaststroke. 

Sebastian Martin finished second in the 50m freestyle and second in the 50m fly in the Open Category 2.

The following swimmers also qualified for provincials as members of relay teams: Tucker Bruneau, Michael Karpuk, Ethan Hanry, Garrett Worsfold, Callum McEachern-Toombs, Kara Branchflower, Alissa Savage, Victoria Karpuk, Megan Hanry, Kayleigh Roberts, Torrun Maurice, Liam Blackall, Caiden Blackall and Atticus Cooluris.

The BCSSA Championships will be held in Surrey, from Aug. 16 to 19.




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