Berard, Whalers make waves at home meet

Records fell at Centennial Pool on the weekend, as the Abbotsford Whalers swim club hosted its annual invitational meet.

Madeline Fedora of the Abbotsford Whalers cruises to victory in her heat of the Div. 4 girls 100-metre backstroke.

Madeline Fedora of the Abbotsford Whalers cruises to victory in her heat of the Div. 4 girls 100-metre backstroke.

Records fell at Centennial Pool on the weekend, as the Abbotsford Whalers swim club hosted its annual invitational meet.

Nadia Berard led the way, setting a trio of meet records in the Division 7 girls category. Berard established new marks in the 100-metre breaststroke, 100m freestyle and 200m individual medley. The 200m IM record was a particularly impressive accomplishment for Berard, given that the previous mark had endured since 1985.

Fallon Quast also took an eraser to the record books, setting a new standard in the Div. 2 girls 100m free.

Aggregate division winners from the Abbotsford club included Ryan Saether (Div. 1 boys), Lauren Kennedy (Div. 2 girls), Adam Niwranski (Div. 2 boys), Laura Berard (Div. 3 girls), Emily Aikema (Div. 4 girls), Brady Utas (Div. 4 boys), Devon Becker (Div. 5 boys), Kira Poirier (Div. 6 girls), Nadia Berard (Div. 7 girls), Jennifer Martel (Div. 8 girls), Duncan Gleed (Div. 8 boys) and Gavin Wiese (O Cat boys).

The meet drew 370 swimmers from around the Fraser Valley, including 173 from the host Whalers.