A pair of local swim teams combined to earn 12 medals over the weekend as Kamloops hosted Swim BC’s winter provincial championships.
The Kamloops Classics swim team and Thompson Rivers University’s varsity squad were among dozens of B.C. teams taking part in the event, which was held at the Canada Games Pool.
The Kamloops Classics found the podium seven times and TRU earned five medals — all courtesy local product Ryley McRae.
McRae won gold in 200 fly, 800 free and 200 free, and earned bronze in 100 free and 200 IM.
Kamloops Classics swimmer Jack Cameron won gold in the 15-and-under boys’ 50 free and 100 free, and bronze in the 100 fly.
Fellow Classics swimmer Diego Paz earned three bronze medals in 15-and-under competition — 400 free, 1,500 free and 400 IM — while qualifying for 2020 Canadian Olympic Trials, which will be held next year in Toronto.
In 15-and-over girls’ competition, Kamloops Classics’ Sarah Koopmans won bronze in the 100 fly.
The Classics placed 12th overall while TRU finished in 18th spot.