Island swimmers clean up at Crystal Pool competition

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Four Salt Spring swimmers competed at Crystal Pool in Victoria on Sunday at the first Victoria Special Olympics swim meet.

Mahjor Bains placed first in the 25-metre breaststroke with a time of 45.84 and came fourth in the 25-m freestyle with a time of 34.41.

Chris Joynson was second in the 50-m freestyle with a time of 1.17:87. He also finished third in the 25-m freestyle (33.32) and fourth in the 25-metre backstroke (57.41).

In the 25-m backstroke event, Carlos Manzano’s time of 32.25 earned him a first-place finish. He came second in the 50-m freestyle with a time of 1.03:22 and third with a time of 26.11 in the 25-m freestyle. 

Jason Newport swam in four events, starting with the 50-m backstroke, where he placed first with a time of 1.14:81. Newport earned two seconds: one in the 25-m freestyle (21.62) and another in the 25-m backstroke (33.90). In the 50-m freestyle, his 48.23 time was good for fourth place. 

Salt Spring Special Olympics coaches and support staff also attended and helped make the day a success. 

 

Teams came from throughout Vancouver Islands. 

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