No standard swim meet


The Foothills Stingrays put in overtime before the holidays providing gifts to unwrap in the near future.

Nineteen Foothills swimmers achieved new qualifying standard swims at the JP Fiset Invitational Dec. 15-17 in Edmonton.

Among the top performers, Tess Barber, 12, swam to championship times in the 50m, 100m and 200m breaststroke.

Justin d’Ailly achieved the 15 and over championship time in the 50m freestyle, Kaitlyn Lumby notched the champ time in the 50m backstroke and Abby Thiele did so in the 50m butterfly.

Also earning qualifying standard swims were Alexander Holt, Christopher Giles, Domenic Griesser, Emma Hicklin, Rory Knox, Jaden Melton, Keton Murphy, and Molly Penn.

Club records were shattered all over the pool deck.

In relay the team of Justin Lisoway, Finlay Knox, Thomias Bruch and Justin d’Ailly broke the 15 and over record in the 4x50m medley relay in a gold medal showing. Lumby, Alycia Weber, Megan Deering and Kennedy Loewen repeated the feat in the same event.

Lisoway, Knox, Loewen, Deering and Barber added individual club records.

Knox broke a provincial record in the 50m butterfly in 00:24.96 in the 16-year-old boys division.

Mychael Lindenback earned his first provincial time at the UCSC Holiday Classic on Dec. 9-10.

Lindenback, 9, earned the standard time in the 200m breaststroke 11 and under boys division. The swim earns him a spot at the southern Alberta provincials in February.

At the same meet Will Gonzales earned the gold medal in the 50m and 100m butterfly adding silver in the 100m backstroke and a trio of bronze in the 50m and 100m freestyle as well as the 200 IM.

Adding silver medals were Sophie-Ana Cives, Brandon Isabella, Jack Julian and Caden Kotowich and claiming bronze was Drayton Lonsberry and Luc Tetrault

Top-eight finalists included Dylan Fergie, Mackenzie Hurd, Genevyeve Lindenback, and Lucy Urban.

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