Breakers Swim team make waves
it has been a busy fall for Port elgin breakers swim Team members who competed at a number of recent meets.
gold and senior blue swimmers braeden ashton, sydney beauregard, evrim dereli, liam Fitzgerald, Jayson horseman, hannah Kent, brady Phillips, carlin reid and rebecca schropp competed at the Wilmot aces Fall invitational nov. 17-19.
some younger and newer additions to the team competed in the owen sound development meet nov. 19. Five new swimmers - Kenzie bourassa, bria mcPherson, amini mukenge, yuhai mukenge and mwema mukenge - and more experienced swimmers rose morley, sharvani shankar and abhinav shankar, had strong performances in owen sound.
shankar took 21 seconds off four previous efforts and placed second in all his events including 50 Fly. The breakers also earned three 4th place, two 5th place, two 7th place and 8th place finishes.
at the aces Fall invitational, braeden ashton and liam Fitzgerald made impressive improvements on their 200 bK times, cutting 27 seconds and 25 seconds, respectively, and making it to the finals.
rebecca schropp had a 12-second improvement on her 400 im and qualified for finals in most of her events. evrim dereli made a 19-second change in her 200 Fr time, and hannah Kent took off almost 17 seconds from her 200 im. altogether, the breakers swim Team took almost three minutes off their previous personal best times.
The breakers competed at the barrie Trojan cup dec. 1, and will host a mini-meet at Port elgin centennial Pool dec. 7.