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BC High School Provincial Swimming Championships:
A number of NWRSC swimmer’s hit the water this past weekend at Watermania in Richmond for the BC High School Provincial Swimming Championships. Representing Wellington Secondary, NDSS and Dover Bay Secondary, the White Rapids’ travelled over to the Mainland from Nanaimo as a group for the two-day meet.

“It was a great weekend in Richmond with several White Rapids achieving personal bests and placing well in an extremely competitive meet,” said Coach Byron Trajan. “The weekend provided an opportunity for swimmers to get up and race in an exciting environment.”

Highlights from the meet included a six second best time from Quinn Todd in the 100 IM, the NDSS 4X100 Freestyle relay team of Nora Loyst, Ianna Folkes, Kara Lindsay and Breanna Kossey placing 4th after knocking close to nineteen seconds off their Island Zone Championships time, and an impressive swim by the Dover Bay Mixed 4X50 Medley Relay team composed of Andrew MacLeod, Delaney O’Toole, David MacLeod and Nyree McGonigle. McGonigle anchored the team with a 50 freestyle lifetime best performance.

BC High School Swimming Provincials are categorized into sections much like ‘S’ Category swimmer’s and ‘O’ Category swimmer’s are in BCSSA. ‘A’ section is composed of year round swimmers competing and training with a winter club. ‘B’ section is composed of summer swimming athletes or individuals that do not train year round. Swimmers compete against individuals from grades 8-12 in each section, making it a tremendous accomplishment for so many of our NWSRC athletes to reach the Provincial Championships.

Need more swimming?
The Canada West Conference Championships are taking place this weekend in beautiful Lethbridge, Alberta. White Rapids’ alumni Richard Bourgeois and Taylor Snowden-Richardson will be competing for the UVic Vikes.

Meet preview:

Live streaming of Finals each night:

Follow the White Rapids on twitter @NWRSC or check us out on Facebook – Nanaimo White Rapids Swim Club

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Meet Fees Due Tomorrow !!

Posted by Russ Der at Oct 21, 2014 3:42PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

Attention all High school Swimmers

Your meet fees for the upcoming VI Zone Championships are due tomorrow . NO Cash = No Splash.

Please make sure you get them into your School Reps. ( Especially NDSS !!! ) We don’t
want anyone to miss out.


Russ Der
VI Zone Aquatics Rep
BC School Sports

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VI Zone Highschool Swimming Championship

Posted by Russ Der at Oct 19, 2014 11:14AM PDT ( 0 Comments )

Hello folks,

The VI Zone Highschool Swimming Championships in on Sunday November 2, at the NAC. It runs from 11:00 am to 4:30 pm. This event is hosted by the NWRSC, and is a big fundraiser for the Club. We will need volunteers for the following:

Deck Food – contact Jo Anne Kossey ( )

Crash Desk & Registration – contact Diane McGonigle ( )

Timers – contact Leah Johnson ( )

Deck Officials – contact Kevin Bourgeois ( )

Timing Equipment & Console – contact Don Goodman ( )

Hope to see you all there !!

Thanks !

Russ Der
VI Zone Aquatics Rep
BC School Sports

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AGM reminder

Posted by Nanaimo White Rapids Swim Club at Oct 16, 2014 1:26PM PDT

Swim families,

Just a reminder that the 2014 AGM is Monday, October 20 at 7 pm in the Barsby Band Room.

The minutes and agenda were previously posted on Team Pages.

All are welcome!

Thank you,

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Cinnamon Bun Run Sign Up

Posted by Nanaimo White Rapids Swim Club at Oct 6, 2014 12:49PM PDT

Swim families,

I see that some of you have already signed up for our annual* Cinnamon Bun Run in Ladysmith on Sunday, November 30* at 9:30 am precisely. Go early as parking is limited.

Due to the extreme popularity of this event it is selling out very quickly! It is a fund-raiser for the Ladysmith Food Bank and the entry is 5 cans of food. It is a predicted time run where the runner/walker closest to their predicted time wins!

There is a 5 km walk/run and a 10km option.

Please go to to register as soon as you can.

The Nanaimo White Rapid swimmer with the closest predicted time will win a special Nanaimo White Rapid prize!!

Gareth, Michelle and Byron will be there to cheer you on!

See you there,