Delta Sungod swimmers in the medals in Victoria

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With five of six menbers earning medals, the Delta Sungod Swim Club had a successful weekend at the B.C. AA Championships in Victoria June 27-29.

After qualifying swims in the morning, all six Sungod athletes swam for a second time in a day at last once, either in the final for the top eight qualifiers or the consolation final to determine ninth through 16th place.

Nicholas Kidd, 16, led the Sungod team with five medals, including gold in the 100m and 200m back stroke as well as the 1,500m freestyle races. He added bronze medals in the 200m butterfly and 400m freestyle, was sixth in the 200m freestyle and eighth in the 100m butterfly. In the 100m freestyle, he swam the consolation final to place 15th overall.

Claudia Baxter reached two breast stroke finals and won medals in both. The 14-year-old won a silver medal in the 200m race and a bronze in the 100m.

Hector Rodriguez Hernandez, 16, won silver medals in both the 100m back stroke and 100m butterfly. He added a bronze medal in the 50m freestyle, and was fourth in the 100m freestyle, fifth in the 200m freestyle and 200m back stroke and placed 11th in the 400m freestyle.

Noah and Reece Landry also reached the medal podium. Reece, 12, won a silver medal in the 1,500m freestyle and bronze in the 200m breast stroke. He was also fourth in the 400m freestyle, seventh in the 200m butterfly, 11th in the 200m breast stroke and 15th in the 200m freestyle.

Noah, 12, won a silver medal in the 200m butterfly, was fourth in the 400m individual medley, 12th in the 200m individual medley and 14th in the 100m butterfly.

Sarah Morey, 12, was 12th in the 100m back stroke.

“The meet was a great stepping stone for many of the athletes,” said Sungod head coach Kurt Murphy. “They got a taste of finals swimming at a provincial championship level and stepped up really well.”

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