Two sisters, both members of the Sungod Swim Club, achieved qualifying times while competing at the Kamloops Classic Invitation June 8-9.
Elena Penner, 13, qualified for the Speedo Western Canadian Championships next season in New Westminster, swimming the 50m butterfly race in 30.1 seconds while winning the bronze medal. The time was a new Sungod record. She was also fourth in the 50m freestyle and seventh in her 200m freestyle final.
Hailey Penner, 10, qualified for this weekend’s BC AA Championships in Victoria in the 50m and 100m freestyle events. She won gold in 100m freestyle, added silver in the 200m freestyle, and added a bronze in the 200m individual medley. She was also fourth in the 50m butterfly and 50m freestyle, and eighth in the 100m butterfly.
Four other swimmers from the Sungod club qualified for finals, with Albert Yu, 12, winning a silver medal in both the 50m and 100m breast stroke vents. He was also fifth in the 200m breast stroke.
Logan Warketin, 13, was fifth in the 100m freestyle and 100m back stroke, and eighth in the 200m freestyle. Reece Landry placed fifth in the 100m breast stroke and eighth in the 50m breast stroke.
Cory Bullock, 12, was sixth in the 50m and 100m freestyle, and the 200m individual medley, was seventh in the 100m back stroke, 100m butterfly and 200m freestyle, and eighth in both the 200-m back stroke and 50m butterfly.