Out of the pool!

By Jamie Harkins

July 7, 2017 11:28 AM

The Lloydminster Riptides swim club had a busy final month this season. The Riptides sent three swimmers to the Summerfest Saskatchewan Outdoor Long Course competition in Moose Jaw on June 24 and 25. The team competed in a total of 20 swims and recorded 11 personal best times, for a total combined 44.52-second improvment. Denaya Roznowski captured four top-three finishes in the event, including a gold medal in the 50m back stroke, silver medals in the 200m individual medley and 100m butterfly and bronze medals in the 100m free style and 100m backstroke competitions. Roznowski also placed second in the total points aggregate. Six Riptides swimmers participated in the Northern Alberta Provincials Long Course competition in Grande Prairie from June 17 to 18. The team made a total of 48 swims and recorded 34 personal best times for a total combined 116.64-second improvement. Riptides medallists at the event included: Ella Matthews (gold in the 50m fly); Norah Matthews (bronze in the 100m breast) and Emerson Matthews (bronze in the 50m back). Twenty-three swimmers attending the 19th annual Silvercup Invitational Long Course (50-metre pool) competition in Edmonton on May 27 and 28. The team competed in a total of 147 swims and recorded 102 personal best times for a total combined 469.7-second improvement. Top 10 finishers and their event placings are: Venna Andersen (first in 100m fly, 100m free, 200m free, 200m IM, 50m breast and 50m free and second in 100m back); Anna Clements (sixth in 50m breast and 50m free and eighth in 100m breast); Ella Matthews (eighth in 50m fly); Matia Kuehn (seventh in 100m back); Udaya Reddy (10th in 100m back); Denaya Roznowski (sixth in 100m breast, 100m fly and 50m back and seventh in 100m back); and Victoria Tucker (sixth in 50m breast). SUPPLIED PHOTO

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