By Annette Lapierre
For the News
The Ponoka Gators held their annual swim meet July 19 at the Ponoka Aquaplex and the home team swam great. The Gators finished in the top teams for points and brought home several aggregates and a provincial record.
Kyle Morrow had a great meet shaving off time in all his events and shattering a provincial record in the 200 Individual Medley to a screaming crowd. Morrow knocked off 1.2 seconds from the record that he set last year, making him the fastest Alberta Summer Swimming Association IMer in the organization’s record books. Morrow swam a faster time than the record in the age group above him and inched his way within tenths of another provincial record in his backstroke earlier that day.
Ryan Grant had a great swim meet; he clinched the bronze aggregate in the his age group and moved himself up in the provincial wide comparisons. Grant bettered his times in many events and now ranks among the top ten bacstroker’s in the province.
Maia Hoogers swam her way to a silver aggregate and gathered up a hand full of top finishes. She made best times in all her races and positioned herself well within the top swimmers in the region. Hoogers ranks in the top 30 in all her events in ASSA’ s Provincial Wide Comparisons and is moving up the list fast.
Lauren Wine came home with a bronze aggregate in her age group. She won her backstroke, bettering her time and putting her in the top ten in Alberta. Lauren also moved into the top ten with a good swim in her butterfly.
Keane Morrow won a gold Aggregate, posting some new personal bests and Ponoka Gators records. Keane is ranked in the top three in all his swims province wide and is at the top in five events. He broke the 400 meter free record several years ago and inched himself closer to both the 100 fly and 100 free provincial records this weekend.
The Ponoka Gators are currently training for regional’s and provincials, which will take place later this summer. If you would like to follow the results log onto to ponokagators.ca.