Gators to host meet

Ponoka will host its own swim meet July 17


Ponoka Gators Summer Swim Club is in full swing with a record 59 swimmers registered for the 2010 season.

With the end of school comes the middle of swim season. The Ponoka Gators have participated in four swim meets so far. They kicked things off June 13 in Wetaskwin with 33 swimmers attending; this is a great starter meet and was enjoyed by all.

The second meet was a two-day joint swim meet hosted by Lacombe and Red Deer, held in Lacombe June 19 and 20. All events were held at this meet thus swimmers had a great chance to try some long events such a 400m and 200m freestyle races. Twenty-one Gators attended.

The following weekend saw swimmers travelling to Provost to try out their new outdoor pool. Nineteen swimmers attended and got a preview of the pool that will host regionals this year.

Last weekend while the rest of Ponoka was stampeding, 13 dedicated souls headed out to Innisfail. Innisfail is out of the swimming region so participants were able to meet and swim against some new faces from High River, Calgary and Okotoks.

Ponoka will host its own swim meet July 17. Please help welcome any swimmers you should meet that weekend and hope for sunny skies as the clubs will all be set up outside for the day.