Justice Migneault of the Seahorses competes in the 200m free event. He won a pair of gold medals in boys’ 10-and-under sprints

Seahorses host Haney Holiday swim meet

Maple Ridge swim club got 13 gold medals

First-year Haney Seahorses swim coach Dave Geary likes his team’s chances of making a splash at the western Canadian championships after watching his group put up some impressive results at the annual Haney Holiday Lower Mainland Regional meet on Sunday.

The 80-member club swims out of the Maple Ridge Leisure Centre, where it hosted the weekend meet, and 22 local swimmers competed.

The older athletes were particularly strong, with Haney swimmers winning 13 gold medals in the 15-and-over categories.

Kaelen Osmond led the team with three golds.

He is an outstanding distance freestyler who will be joined by Jordan Morford, who is strongest at butterly, and sprinter Dane Simmons in representing the Seahorses at the westerns Canadian championships in February.

All three have already qualified.

Geary was also impressed with two of his under-10 swimmers, Brooklyn Mork and Kailin Wood, who both did well in their first-ever swim meets.

“The biggest goal for us is to grow our club membership,” said Geary, noting that the club needs to recruit new swimmers in the Grade 4-7 age classes.

“That is a great time to join a swim team,” he said. “They learn the value of hard work and discipline – if you want to be good, you’ve got to train.”

• Anyone interested in joining should see the website: www.teamunify.com

Just Posted

Burrards named to Warriors opening roster

Five Maple Ridge WLA players make the Vancouver NLL team

Pitt Meadows approves hiring two more career firefighters

Will fit into 5.75 per cent tax increase, says CAO

Attempt to speed access to treatment in Maple Ridge

Alouette Addictions will be central referral agency.

Albion Community Centre tab almost doubles

Site costs add $5 million to Maple Ridge building

UPDATED: Absolute discharge for mischief charge against Sagmoen

Trial starts at 9:30 a.m. in Vernon Law Courts

Ridge hospital foundation helps with mental health

Donates a possible $500k for youth wellness

Lions announce seven members of coaching staff not coming back for 2019

The operational moves come two days after the Lions announced DeVone Claybrooks as the team’s new head coach

$12K awarded to atheist family who oppose Christmas, Hanukkah in B.C. classroom

Gary Mangel,May Yasue said holidays, Remembrance Day and Valentine’s Day not appropriate in preschool

Coach accused of sexual assault says apology letter was misinterpreted

Dave Brubaker has pleaded not guilty to one count of sexual assault and one count of invitation to sexual touching

Give the gift of nature this holiday season

Please don’t be mad, but I bought you a moose

Aboriginal poet faces backlash for calling out NHL-themed totem poles

Rebecca Thomas says she received backlash for asking a drugstore chain to remove NHL merchandise

Metro Vancouver mayors vote to ‘develop’ $1.65B in Fraser Highway SkyTrain plans

Surrey will have to ‘compensate’ for the $56 million already spent on light rail

Some Kotex tampons recalled in Canada and U.S.

In some cases, tampon users sought medical attention “to remove tampon pieces left in the body.”

Sex-assault squad investigated eight incidents at Toronto all-boys’ school

The interim president of a Roman Catholic all-boys school rocked by student-on-student abuse allegations said the football program was cancelled for next year.

Most Read