NORTH DELTA â€” The young swimmers at Sungod are practicing their strokes for this weekendâ€™s Fast Swim Classic at Watermania in Richmond.
Sixteen swimmers from Delta Sungod Swim Club will participate in the meet, which starts on Saturday (Dec. 13) and ends on Monday (Dec. 15).
DSSC coach Kurt Murphy said this is one of the bigger competitions at this point in the season and the club will be sending 16 athletes to the competition.
â€œItâ€™s one of the culminating meets for this block of the season,â€ he said.
Murphy expects mist of his swimmers to get through their heats and compete in the final race with some of them aiming to beat their personal bests.
â€œThe kids have been working really hard and trying some new things,â€ he said. It will be interesting to see what quality we get out of them this early in the season.â€
The coach said he will use the Richmond meet as a gauge to prepare his swimmers for the provincial championships, which start in February.
He added the club grew by 50 kids this year, which is something he isnâ€™t used to, but is glad to be a part of.
â€œWeâ€™ve had a lot of fun with all these brand new kids coming and it shows the community is interested in what weâ€™re doing,â€ said Murphy.
For more information on DSSC, visit Teamsungod.ca.