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BRONZED – Hannah Kingscote won bronze in the 50 back at the Wolf Pack Invitational swim meet in Kamloops, B.C.

More Glacier Bears qualify for Canada Summer Games

As the dust settled after the Wolf Pack Invitational swim meet in Kamloops

By Marissa Tiel on June 15, 2017

Ten swimmers expected to attend multi-sport meet at the end of July

As the dust settled after the Wolf Pack Invitational swim meet in Kamloops at the beginning of June, more Glacier Bears swimmers had recorded qualifying times for the Canada Summer Games (CSG).

Ella Pollock-Shepherd reached the AA time standard in her 50-metre butterfly, which qualifies her for the Canada Games in Winnipeg at the end of July.

“She was very excited and full of energy and belief after that race,” wrote coach Malwina Bukszowana in a race report.

Pollock-Shepherd also improved breaststroke and backstroke times.

Brooklyn Massie, who has already qualified for CSG, had best times in the 50 and 100 free.

Cassidy Cairns earned best times in three events: 100 breast, 100 back and 200 breast and now has four AA times to allow her to swim in the CSG. She was “very happy” with her improvements in the backstroke event, said Bukszowana.

“I literally couldn’t move a muscle after,” said Cairns.

Recovering from a knee injury she struggled with last season, Meghan Pennington continues her comeback season.

She had a disappointing meet, but Bukszowana said that with all the work she is doing this year, she will see the gains coming soon.

Hannah Kingscote won the Glacier Bears’ only medal of the meet. In one of her best strokes, she won bronze in the 50 back.

Kingscote has already qualified for the Canada Summer Games.

The Glacier Bears have 10 swimmers who have qualified for the Canada Summer Games, which isn’t a full team, but is a lot for the Yukon, said Bukszowana.

This weekend, four club athletes will be racing at the B.C. AA Provincials in Richmond.

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