For the second year in a row, the Kamloops Classics Swim Club has won the Kelowna Invitational Long Course Swim Meet.
The Classics sent 47 swimmers to the nine-team event, and they combined to win 97 medals.
Jagdeesh Uppal was third in the senior boys 50-metre breaststroke and won two bell heats in the 50m breaststroke and the 400m freestyle. Ben Branchflower also had a solid meet, setting best times in all events and narrowly missing the 50m butterfly qualifying standard for the Canadian age group championships.
Three Classics swimmers hit the AA long course provincial championship times. Lauren Carlson, in the 12-and-under girls, did the 100m freestyle in one minute 18.35 seconds to hit the mark, while Sadie Keim, in the 14-year-old girls, hit the AA standard in the 800m freestyle and the 200m freestyle, in which she also finished third.
Olivia McKay, 10, made her AA marks in the 50m and 100m freestyle. The provincial AA championships are scheduled for June 22-24 in Victoria.
McKay also was part of the 10-and-under girls four-by-50m relay team that set a meet record with a time of 2:33.54.
The Classics also hit a bunch of standards for the provincial AAA championships in Surrey in July.
Gabius Giles’ time of 21:15.13 in the 1,500m freestyle was good enough to hit the 12-year-old standard, while 13-year-old Ethan Jensen finished second in the 100m and 200m butterfly, qualifying in both.
Ben Kloska, 11, hit his AAA times in the 1,500m and 200m freestyle, along with the 200m individual medley and 200m backstroke. He was second in the 1,500m freestyle and the 200m backstroke, and third in the 200m IM.
Taryn MacLeod did the 100m freestyle in 1:04.74 to qualify for the AAA championships and finish third.
Austin Phillips won the aggregate trophy for finishing first in the 11-12 boys — he had seven first-place finishes and a pair of second places. McKay was second in her group, with four gold medals and three silver medals.
Sky Camille was second in the senior boys — he won one race, was second in three others and third in three as well. Carel Ackermann, in the 13-14 boys, was third overall with a pair of seconds and a pair of thirds.
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The Kamloops Venom is looking to raise money for its trip to the Founder’s Cup Canadian junior B lacrosse championship.
The Venom, which plays in the Thompson-Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League, plans to attend the Founder’s Cup, which runs in August in Six Nations, Ont. The team will have to raise $40,000 to make the trip.
To raise some money, the Venom will be holding a dinner and dance fundraiser on May 25, at Ora Restaurant banquet room. The $40 ticket gives a person a buffet dinner, dancing, games and fun, and an entrance into a draw for a trip to Mexico.
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Bosko Trkla had five goals as B.C. Rivers Consulting defeated Frick and Frack 6-1 in a Kamloops Recreational Soccer League 45-plus game Sunday.
Frank Barrett had the other B.C. Rivers goal. Clive Maartman scored for Frick and Frack.
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The Kamloops Blaze under-13 girls Tier 2 soccer team lost 1-0 to Penticton on Sunday.
Elijah Meixner was in goal for Kamloops.