Abbotsford whalers Sarah Portas doing the butterfly in the Girls Division 5 200m IM - I believer she set a net regional record of 2:33.61 for this event.

Abbotsford Whalers swimmers qualify for provincials

Several local athletes post strong times at Fraser Valley regional meet

Abbotsford Whalers swimmers fared well at the Fraser Valley Regional Meet, which was held from Aug. 2 to 4 at the Centennial Outdoor Pool.

A handful of Whalers placed top three in individual events, as well as top two in the relay events, meaning those athletes have all qualified for the provincials to be held later this month in Kamloops.

In addition to those athletes, several regional records were broken by Whalers swimmers: Nate Johnson (division two, 50 metres backstroke), Sarah Portas (division five, 200m individual medley and 100m breaststroke) and the division five girls freestyle relay team made up of Portas, Kenna Johnson, Myriam Hickey and Gabriel Waddell.

Other swimmers qualifying for Kamloops were: Finlay Whetton, Jivone Okindo, Aliyah Hickey, Madison Bruinsma, Dylan Miller-White, Zaid Ewert, Caiomyn Fitzgerald, Brittany Paget, Blake Ewert, Brayden Portas, Ethan Jones, Kayla Ewert, Lauren Kennedy, Sydney Dyck, Jovani Garcia-Landa and Axel Garcia.

A total of seven Whalers medley relay teams and six Whalers freestyle relay teams also qualified for Kamloops.

The BC Summer Swimming Association championships run from Aug. 12 to 18 in Kamloops.

Read a future edition of the Abbotsford News for details on how the Whalers fare at that event.

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