Fraser Valley Winter Divisional Championships

February 25, 2023

What a great weekend of racing at the Fraser Valley Divisional Championships.  Delta saw 16 athletes compete at this weekend’s 3 day meet at Surrey Sport and Leisure Centre.  Delta swimmers made some surprising leaps in some unexpected events.  Swimmers surprised coaches with some out of nowhere performances in events that they do not usually swim.  The coaching staff was pleasantly surprised to see swimmers achieve personal bests, and top 8 finishes in a wide array of events. 

This weekend’s meet was a pre-cursor for BC Provincial Championships being held in Victoria, BC during March 2-5th.   Delta will be bringing 8 athletes.

Gabrielle Wang (12) broke the 11-12 year old girls 50 metre Breaststroke Short Course.   The girls’ 13-14 relay teams broke new club records in the 200 Freestyle Relay (R. Soroke, M. Paredes Troughon, G. Bruneau, E. Zhang) and the 200 Medley Relay (G. Bruneau, R. Soroke, M. Paredes Troughton, E. Zhang).

We would like to acknowledge Gurshaan Sangha’s 13-14 year old boys 50 breaststroke and 200 breaststroke Long Course club records that were missed on the Edmonton Open press release.  Congratulations to Gurshaan on his swims.

DSSC saw a few new Western Canadian qualifiers come out of this weekend’s Fraser Valley Divisional Championships.  Grace Bruneau (13) qualified in the 200 IM, Madelyn Paredes Troughton (13) qualified in the 100 and 200 metre breaststroke, Gurshaan Sangha (14) qualified the 200 breaststroke, and Rebecca Soroke in the 200 fly, and 50 freestyle.

Swimmers achieving 100% personal bests this weekend with no disqualifications were: Harleen Rai (14), and Gabrielle Wang (12).

New BC Provincial Championship qualifiers this weekend were: Emma Zhang (10) in the 50 freestyle, Max Zha (15) in the 200 IM, Gabrielle Wang (12) in the 100 and 200 breaststroke, Madelyn Paredes Troughton (13) in the 50, 100 and 200 metre breaststroke, Grace Bruneau (13) in the 50 fly and 200 IM, and Kayah Apanowicz (16) in the 200 IM.

Top 8 Finishers for Delta were:
Kayah Apanowicz (16) gold 100 fly, bronze 50 free, 4th 200 IM/100 free, 6th 200 free
Sarvesh Arunmala (14) 6th 50 breaststroke
Grace Bruneau (13) gold 50 fly, silver 200 IM/200 fly, 8th 100 free
Chloe Meredith Jensen (17) gold 200 IM, silver 200 breast/50 breast, bronze 200 free, 7th 100 back/100 breast, 8th 100 free
Madelyn Paredes Troughton (13) gold 100/200 breast, bronze 50 breast
Harleen Rai (14) 5th 1500 free
Rebecca Soroke 7th 200 IM, 8th 200 free
Daniel Wang (15) 7th 200 breaststroke
Gabrielle Wang (12) silver 100 breast/200 breast
Max Zha (15) 8th 200 IM, 5th 200 free
Emma Zhang (11) gold 50 free, 4th 100 free, 6th 200 IM/50 Breast

The Delta Sungod Swim Club will be hosting their own DSSC March LMR Meet on March 11-12 at Sungod Recreation Centre.  This meet invites 400 Lower Mainland swimmers to compete.   BC Provincial Championships is March 2-5 in Victoria and then swimmers and coaches will be taking a much needed break during the March Break.

For more information on Delta Sungod Swim Club programs click on or call 604-345-5912.  The club has ongoing registration throughout the season and will be starting its third Learn to Compete session on March 31st.  Registration is open.