White Rock Wave swimmers excel at UBC meet

Masters swim club scoops medals in individual events, plus five relay swims

Twelve members of the White Rock Wave masters swim club fared well at the UBC masters swim meet Nov. 3 in Vancouver.

The team won five of seven relays it entered in the 15-team meet, while many swimmers scooped individual medals as well.

Among the medal-winners were Gavin Weise, 19, who won gold in the 50-m butterfly, silver in the 100-m freestyle and bronze in both the 50-m free and 100-m individual medley; Brian Sawyer, first in 50-m butterfly and second in 50-m free; Andy Ji, first in 200-m IM, second in 100-m free and 100-m breaststroke; Matt Cobb, first in 50-m free, second in 50-m fly and third in 50-m back and 100-m breast; and Natalie Bayley, who won gold medals in the 50-m breast and 200-m IM, and bronze in 50-m back.

Elsewhere in the pool, Karlene Clapham, 44, scooped gold medals in the 50-m free and 200-m free, and silvers in the 50- and 100-m free; Theo Manley won gold in the 100-m free and 200-m IM, and silver in the 400-m free and 100-m back; Sharyn Richardson, earned silver in the 100-m IM and bronze in the 50-m back and 50-m free; Ted Willmer won a gold medal in the 50-m back and silver in the 200-m free; Gladys Willmer won three breaststroke races – the 50-, 100- and 200-m events.

Alida Brichon claimed gold in the 50-m back, as well as the 100- and 200-m breaststroke and Tony Pease rounded out the winners with four second-place swims – two in the freestyle, one in the breaststroke and one in the IM.

The Wave are now on a competitive break until January.

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