“We had quite a few scratches,” said Caitlyn Nichols, head coach of the Taber Viper Swim Club. “There were kids who were sick or people had their houses flooding from the rain. But, we ended up taking 37 swimmers after all the scratches and it was a really good day with some personal-best times.”
Adison Hutzul earned silver for girls six-and-under with Ayden Umbach taking bronze in the same age category for boys. Darci Wright was golden for nine-and-10-year-old girls. Chance Cook took the silver for 11-and-12-year-old boys. Genna Wright won the bronze medal for 15-to-17-year-old girls.
“We didn’t have a ton of time taken off with a few seconds taken off here and there (for personal-best times). But there are some swimmers who are doing really well because they are at the bottom of their age group so of course they will not be winning,” said Nichols, adding some swimmers are really finding their groove in trying new things and getting out of their comfort zone with common events. “We are having some swimmers who are trying new events which is awesome to see. We had some swimmers try some long flys this meet which was nice to see them doing it without being asked to d it. They chose to do it.”
Taber Viper Swim Club has this weekend off before preparing for the Southern Alberta Summer Games July 4-5 in Pincher Creek.