More than three dozen members of the Pacific Sea Wolves swim club competed at Swim BC Divisional Championships earlier this month in Chilliwack, bringing a handful of medals back to the Semiahmoo Peninsula.
In the 15-and-over age group, Elden Wu and Tristan Schanz led the team with what PSW assistant coach Ben Geary called “inspiring performances” – Wu had podium finishes in the 100-m freestyle, 200-m individual medley and 400-m IM, with personal best times in all three. Schanz, meanwhile, landed on the podium in all individual events, highlighted by first-place finishes in the 200-m IM and 100-m butterfly.
In the 13-14 age division, Elina Huang had five podium finishes, including a “convincing win” in the 1,500-m freestyle. Meanwhile, in the same age class, Oliver Allen won the 200-m IM and placed second in the 100-m fly.
Some of PSW’s youngest swimmers also landed on the podium. L.J. Liu won the 400-m IM and picked up medals in two other races; Tyler Ma won the 100-m freestyle and scooped two other medals and John Liu won the 50-m backstroke and picked up medals in three other races.
In total, 40 PSW swimmers competed in the event. This week, from July 14-17 at UBC, 30 Sea Wolves will compete in the Swim BC Provincial Championships. Later in the summer, PSW swimmers will participate in a number of other high-profile meets – the BC Summer Games, Canadian Senior Nationals, Far Westerns (in California) and the Canada Summer Games.