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Surrey welcomes Tsunami swimmers for provincial championships

A crew of young Kamloops swimmers rode the wave to the west coast this weekend to compete in the provincial championships in Surrey.

A legion of 22 swimmers from the Kamloops Tsunami Swim Club qualified and raced for the Okanagan region at the BC Summer Swimming Association Championships from August 16 to 19.<who>Photo Credit: Contributed</who>Girls Division 1 relay team

Gwenna Faupel placed 14th in the 50-metre breaststroke, 12th in the 100m freestyle swim and sixth in the girls Division 1 regional 200m medley relay.

In Division 2 action, Cooper Heide finished 7th in the boys 200m medley regional relay.

In the Open Category 1, Shale Maurice performed well in a series of races, finishing 10th in the 100m individual medley, eighth in the 50m fly, 12th in the 50m breaststroke and ninth in the 100m freestyle.

<who>Photo Credit: Contributed</who>Boys Division 2 relay team

Raina McEachern-Toombs placed 16th in the 100m fly and 13th in the 50m fly in the Division 6 category.

McEachern-Toombs also competed in the girls Division 7 200m medley regional relay, placing sixth.

Also competing in Division 7, Denae Branchflower finished 12th in the 200m individual medley, 12th in the 100m backstroke and sixth in the 200m medley regional relay.

Sebastian Martin also performed well in the Open Category 2, finishing 11th in the 50m freestyle and eighth in the 50m fly.

Although the swimmers performed well, they were unable to secure a podium position.

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