Break­ers Swim team make waves

Shoreline Beacon - - Sports -

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.

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