Bruneau, Paredes-Troughton, Johal, Khangura, Soroke and Zhang Bring Home the Bling in Kamloops

June 20, 2022


Forty-five Delta Sungod Swim Club Swimmers were in Kamloops this weekend for the Kamloops Classics’ Thompson Rivers University Long Course Invitational and the group did not disappoint.  Whether the swimmers were there for new qualifying times, to break club records, win a favourite event or take in their very first Long Course swim meet, everyone walked away with a great experience. 

The weekend’s performances were capped off with a great top 3 finish from the club in the overall points category.  DSSC’s coaching staff were so thrilled to see everyone contribute to the team’s progress in many different ways.  With swimmers being asked to stay for finals and lend their spirit and voices, the pool deck and stands were packed with Delta.

“It is just as great to see swimmers step up on the pool deck to lead cheers, or congratulate their team-mates as it is to see gold medal swims in the pool.  The coaching staff always asks swimmers how they contribute to their team’s successes,” says Head Coach Kurt Murphy.

Swimmers achieving one-hundred percent personal bests s this weekend with no disqualifications were:
Abdulrahman Alhassan (13), Dev Bagal (13), Jannat Bhangu (13), Grace Bruneau (12), Mia Bruneau (10), Colbie Deeg (11), Joshua Dhesi (13), Kaia Hall (10), Gia Johal (13), Manraj Johal (13), Arwin Khangura (10), Oliver Lee (9), Madelyn Paredes-Troughton (12), Monica Paredes-Troughton (9), Harleen Rai (14), Riya Rai (11), Tia Retel (14), Sarlett Ruiz Nowell (14), Gurshaan Sangha (13), Arnav Sharma (15), Rebecca Soroke (13), Gabriella Wang (11), Emma Zhang (10).

DSSC swimmers broke club records as well, with Long Course Relay records falling in the 11-12 Girls 200 Freestyle Relay (Madelyn Troughton-Paredes, Grace Bruneau, Emma Zhang, Gabrielle Wang), 15 & Over 200 Medley Relay (Chloe MerEdith-Jensen, Kayah Apanowicz, Rebecca Soroke, Jada Evans), 13-14 Boys Medley Relay (Manraj Johal, Gurshaan Sangha, Abdulrahman Alhassan, Armaan Lalli), Girls 11-12 Medley Relay (Gabrielle Wang, Grace Bruneau, Madelyn Paredes-Troughton, Emma Zhang).  As well, two individual records were broken:  Madelyn Paredes-Troughton broke the girls 11-12 50m Breaststroke, and Emma Zhang broke the girls’ 10 & Under 50 freestyle.

Delta swimmers were exciting to watch in their final and consolation final swims during the evening.  Swimmers who achieved a top 8 or top 16 placing in their event had the opportunity to re-swim the event in the evenings for a better placing and a better time. 

Top 16 finishers in Delta were:
Aaron Alby (11) 6th 100 fly
Abdulrahman Alhassan (13) 15th 50 back
Kayah Apanowicz (16) 9th 100 breast/50 breast, 10th 50 fly/100 fly, 12th 400 IM, 15th 200 IM
Akashvir Bhangu (18) 5th 200 fly
Jannat Bhangu (13) 14th 50 back
Grace Bruneau (12) gold 100 breast/200 breast, silver 50 back, bronze 50 free/100 free/50 fly
Mia Bruneau (10) bronze 100 fly, 4th 50 breast, 5th 100 breast, 6th 50 fly, 7th 200 IM, 8th 100 free
Colbie Deeg (11) 16th 100 fly
Ariyana Desi (10) 9th 50 free
Jada Evans (17) 16th 200 free
Caiden Fawcett (11) 16th 50 breast
Joseph Guan (9) 6th 50 back, 7th 100 breast/100 free/50 fly/50 breast, 8th 50 free/100 back
Kaia Hall (10) 4th 100 back, 5th 50 breast, 6th 200 IM/50 back/100 fly
Manraj Johal (14) gold 50 back, bronze 50 free, 4th 100 back, 6th 200 back, 8th 100 free/200 back
Arwin Khangura (10) gold 100 breast, silver 100 free/100 back/50 fly/100 fly, bronze 50 breast, 4th 50 free
Oliver Lee (9) 4th 50 back/100 fly, 5th 100 back, 6th 100 breast/100 free/50 fly, 8th 50 breast
Chloe Meredith-Jensen (16) bronze 50 back, 7th 200 back, 9th 100 back, 12th 50 breast/50 free
Madelyn Paredes-Troughton (12) gold 50 breast, 5th 200 IM/50 free, 8th 50 fly/100 fly, 12th 100 free
Monica Paredes-Troughton (9) 7th 100 fly
Mateo Pecotic (10) silver 100 breast/50 back, bronze 100 free, 4th 100 back/50 fly, 59th 50 free/50 breast
Harleen Rai (14)16th 200 free
Gurshaan Sangha (13) bronze 50 breast/100 breast, 7th 100 free/100 fly, 9th 50 back/50 fly, 13th 100 back
Arnav Sharma (15) 16th 200 fly
Dwitik Sharma (9) bronze 100 fly, 5th 50 fly, 8th 100 free
Rebecca Soroke (13) gold 50 fly, brzone 200 fly, 4th 50 free/100 fly, 8th 200 IM/100 free, 15th 100 back
Daniel Wang (15) 6th 100 breast, 8th 50 breast, 13th 100 back, 15th 50 free/100 free
Gabriella Wang (11) 6th 50 breast, 8th 100 breast, 10th 200 free, 15th 100 fly
Max Zha (15) 6th 200 breast, 8th 100 breast, 11th 100 fly, 12th 200 IM/50 brast, 14th 200 free
Emma Zhang (10) gold 100 breast/50 free/100 free/50 fly/200 free/100 fy, silver 100 back, bronze 200 IM

The club had many new standard achievers.  New Vancouver Coastal Divisional standards were achieved by: Akashvir Bhangu 100 free/200 free, Jannat Bhangu 50 back/100 free/50 fly, Grace Bruneau 50 back, Jada Evans 50 fly/200 free, Manraj Johal 200 breast/100fly/200 back, Madelyn Paredes-Troughton 200 IM, Harleen Rai 100 free/200 free/200 back, Gurshaan Sangha 400 free/100 fly/50 breast, Arnav Sharma 100 fy

New BC Provincial standards were achieved by: Kayah Apanowicz 50 breast, Grace Bruneau 100 breast/50 back/100 free, Manraj Johal 50 back, Gurshaan Sangha 50 breast, Rebecca Soroke 200 fly/50 free/100 fly, Daniel Wang 100 breast/50 breast.

New Western Canadian Championship standards were achieved by Rebecca Soroke in the 200 fly, 50 free, 50 fly and 100 fly, and by Chloe Meredith Jensen in the 50 back.

DSSC will be sending 15 swimmers to Vancouver Coastal Divisional Championships in June and 12 swimmers to BC provincial championships in July. 

DSSC will be starting its 2022-23 season on September 12th with registrations occurring on September 7-8 from 5:00-7:00pm at Sungod Recreation Centre.  All swimmers must be assessed prior to joining.  Visit or call 604-345-5912 for more information on programming.