Several first-place finishes were recorded by members of the Slave Lake Sharks Swim Club at their home meet on June 3. This included nine golds in the team events, otherwise known as relay races.
On the individual side, 12 Sharks won 19 gold medals. Dawson Taylor led the way, winning all four of his individual races in the 7 and 8-year-old age group. These were the 25-metre freestyle, 25m backstroke, 25m breaststroke and the 100m individual medley.
Other gold medal winners are as follows, alphabetically: Ethan Baril – 11&12 50m free and 100m free; Eleanor Friesen – 11&12 200 IM and 100m fly; Taylor Friesen – 13&14 400m free; Darcy Garratt – 18&Over 50m free and 100m free; Soleil Pugliese – 9&10 25m breast; Gryffin Taylor – 9&10 50m breast; Emerson Vekved – 11&12 50m breast; Mia Vizcarra – 6&Under 25m flutterboard; Curtis Wiebe – 13&14 50m back, 50m breast; Kristina Williams – 15 – 17 100m back.
The Sharks were juggernaut-like in the team races, with gold medal finishes as follows:
Girls 12&Under 200m medley relay – S. Pugliese, A. Wheeler, E. Vekved, E. Friesen.
Girls 17&Under 200m MR – K. Williams, J. Williams, S. Baril, T. Friesen.
Girls 12&U 200m freestyle – Vekved, Wheeler, Pugliese, Friesen.
Girls 17&U 200m freestyle – Baril, Friesen, Williams and Williams.
Boys 10&U 100m MR – N. Malcolm, K. Tissink, G. Taylor, A. Comeau.
Boys 10&U 100m free – Tissink, Comeau, Malcolm, Taylor.
Boys 14&U 200m MR – C. Wiebe, C. Pukanich, E. Baril, R. Stover.
Boys Open 200m MR – T. Tissink, D. Taylor, D. Garratt, K. Becker.
Boys Open 200m free – Becker, Tissink, Taylor, Garratt.
Slave Lake Sharks in front of their shark-mouth entrance, created by Juan Pugliese.