Zhang Breaks 4 Club Records at FastSwim Invitational

December 19, 2022

The Delta Sungod Swim Club wrapped up their first of three training cycles for the 2022-23 season with some great swims this weekend.  The team, once again, participated in the Richmond Rapids FastSwim Invitational with 400 swimmers from the rest of the province. 

Highlights of the meet were some club record breaking swims, some athletes with some great performances across 6 events and some top 8 final swims.

Emma Zhang broke 4 club records in the Girls 10 & Under age category: 100 free, 200 free, 50 breaststroke and 100 breaststroke.  Kayah Apanowicz also broke the Girls 15 & Over 100 Individual Medley record. 

There were a few swimmers with 100% personal bests across all their events with no disqualifications.  Grace Bruneau (13), Madelyn Paredes Troughton (13), Gurshaan Sangha (13).

Finalists at this weekend’s meet were:
Kayah Apanowicz (16) 5th 200 IM, 6th 100 breaststroke, 9th 100 IM/100 free, 13th 200 free, 14th 200 free
Grace Bruneau (13) 5th 200 breaststroke
Manraj Johal (14) bronze 50 backstroke, 4th 100 backstroke
Chloe Meredith Jensen (16) 6th 200 breaststroke, 8th 100 back/50 free/200 IM, 12th 200 free/15th 100 IM/100 free
Madelyn Paredes Troughton (13) 5th 50 breaststroke
Gurshaan Sangha (13) silver 200 breaststroke, 4th 50 breast/100 breast
Rebecca Soroke (13) 6th 200 fly/100 fly, 7th 100 free, 8th 100 IM
Daniel Wang (15) 13th 100 breaststroke, 14th 50 free
Gabrielle Wang (12) 6th 50 breastsroke
Max Zha (15) 8th 200 fly, 14th 200 free, 15th 400 free
Emma Zhang (10) 7th 100 free, 8th 200 free

Congratulations to the club’s newest qualifiers.  Gurshaan Sangha qualified his Western Canadian Championship times in the 100 breast as well as his Divisional standard in the 200 free and 100 fly.  Rebecca Soroke achieved her Western Canadian Championships standards in the 100 fly and 200 fly, Daniel Wang achieved his Western Canadian Championships standard in the 100 breaststroke.
Manraj Johal achieved his BC Provincial standard in the 100 backstroke, Gabrielle Wang achieved her BC Provincial standard in the 50 breaststroke.
Kayah Apanawicz achieved her Divisional standard in the 200 free, Grace Bruneau achieved her Divisional standards in the 200 breaststroke, 200 fly and 100 breaststroke, Noelle Evans achieved her Divisional standard in the 50 free, Madelyn Paredes Troughton achieved her Divisional standards in the 100 free, 100 breast, 50 fly and 200 IM, Emma Zhang achieved her Divisional standard in the 200 free.

DSSC coaches have selected specific meets throughout the season as culminating events for their athletes.  Training loads, technical changes and resting are all based upon when these meets fall in the calendar year.  FastSwim Invitational was one of those meets where the swimmers were expected to be sharp in their performances; they did not disappoint.

Following this high point in the season the kids and staff are taking a week off from training.  This will give athletes a chance to reset their minds, and get to participate in some other activities during the holiday break.

DSSC will be back in the water on December 27th.  For more information on the Delta Sungod Swim Club’s programs click on www.teamsungod.ca or call 604-345-5912.  The club has on-going registration throughout the year and it is never to late to take up the sport of competitive swimming.