Great Start to 2022-23 Season With Great Results at South Surrey Swim Meet
The Delta Sungod Swim Club brought 33 athletes to its first meet of the 2022-23 season. The meet, hosted in South Surrey at Grandview Heights Pool saw five athletes achieve 100% personal bests over the weekend and two athletes win overall aggregate prizes.
Over the past 4 weeks coaches have done a lot of teaching during practices. They’ve set new expectations, and have asked athletes to make some substantial changes to their swimming strokes. The meet was a perfect, low stress environment to test how well they had learned. With the Canadian swim season being almost 48 weeks long for some athletes, it is a long process, with so many opportunities for athletes to improve.
Aggregate winners for the weekend had the fastest times added up in the 100 Free, 100 Breast, 100 Back, 100 Butterfly and 200 IM. Those swimmers won 100$ in gift cards. For the Delta Sungod Swim Club aggregate winners were Chloe Meredith-Jensen (16) and Rebecca Soroke (13).
Swimmers who achieved 100% personal bests (with no disqualificiations) over the course of the weekend were: Abdulrahman Alhassan (14) Mia Bruneau (10), Sammy Fouda (14), Lucas Jamias (17), Olivia Siemens (13), Gabrielle Wang (12).
Top 8 Finishers in individual events were:
Emma Zhang (10) – silver 100 breast, bronze 100 free, 4th 200 free/50 free, 5th 100 back, 6th 100 fly/200 IM
Max Zha (15) 4th 100 free/200 free, 5th 100 breast,6th 100 fly, 7th 200 IM/50 free
Daniel Wang (15) bronze 50 free, 8th 100 breast
Rebecca Soroke (13) gold 50 free/100 fly, bronze 100 free/100 breast, 5th 200 IM, 6th 200 free, 7th 100 back
Gurshaan Sangha (13) 5th 100 breaststroke
Medelyn Paredes Troughton (12) 4th 100 breaststroke
Chloe Meredith Jensen (16) bronze 100 breast/100 back/50 free, 6th 200 free, 7th 100 free, 8th 200 IM
Kaia Hall (10) 8th 100 fly
Avery Goksel (11) 8th 100 breaststroke
Mia Bruneau (10) 7th 100 breast/100 fly
Grace Bruneau (12) 6th 100 breast, 7th 100 free, 8th 100 fly
Kayah Apanowicz (16) gold 100 breast, 7th 100 back/200 IM, 8th 200 free/100 fly
DSSC is gearing up for their next meets in Coquitlam and their own fun meet at Sungod Recreation Centre. For more information on the Delta Sungod Swim Club and their programming visit www.teamsungod.ca or call 604-345-5912.