About our Junior Swim Team…

Jr. Swim Team photo, courtesy of Stefan WiedemannThe Junior Swim team consists of 44 swimmers in Grades 3-7 and their student coaches Nicole Morton, Danielle Robinson, Danielle Tognetti, Ashley Williams, and Janelle Yee.

Our students participated in the Saint’s Junior Invitational Swim Meet before the winter break and had some exciting results. Our Grade 3 team and our Grade 5 team both earned first place in their respective divisions. Alexandra Turvey set a new record in the 50 Meter Fly event and our Grade 3 4×25 Meter Relay team broke the record as well.

More Highlights

Grade 3 Individual rankings:

1st Bronwen AND Alexandra
4th Tiffany

Grade 5 Individual rankings:

2nd Jacqueline 
3rd Gabriella 

Grade 6 Individual rankings:

3rd Rainy 
6th Marissa 

Grade 7 Individual rankings:

2nd Christine 
3rd Rachel 

Recently, the team went to Victoria for the Glenlyon Norfolk Swim Jamboree. The students were an enthusiastic bunch keen to participate in various events. It was a great experience for our young swimmers. Please wish us luck as we compete in the ISEA Championships at UBC on February 18! 

2010 Provincial Champions

BC Swim Team Champions 2010-2011Congratulations to our Senior Swim Team as they accomplish what no YHS swim team has ever done, win the BCSS Provincial Championships.

Head Coach, Scott Abt, along with Assistant Coach Abbie Au ’07, led a team of 17 swimmers from grade 8-12 to Nanaimo, BC on Nov. 19-20. The YHS Swim Team consists of 29 members but these 17 girls qualified for the BC Championships. Knowing we were a top 5 team, the Tigers had some pressure on them to perform. They also had to deal with very strong competition from much larger schools such as Claremont, Mount Douglas, Oak Bay, Elgin park and Earl Marriott.

The scoring was close all day Saturday until the final 2 relays where the Tigers psuhed their point total to 308 and won the title convincingly 308-265 over Victoria’s Claremont. In the overall catagory, the Tigers placed 6th overall agasint schools that scored girls and boys points.

The Tigers were led by grade 12 standout, Laura. Laura won the gold medal in the 100m Free and led 3 relay teams to strong performances adding a silver and bronze medal to her haul. All 17 girls scored points in the win. It was a complete team effort.

Congratulations to all the girls and their coaches. This is YHS’s 10th BCSS Provincial Championship banner since 1999. This is a remarkable accomplishment for a school our size. YHS has two BCSS Championships in Alpine Skiing and seven in AA Basketball. This year, our Ski Team and Basketball teams will be in the running for their respective titles. Of course, we have also won Ultimate BC Championships but ultimate is not a sport sanctioned by BCSS and they do not oversee ultimate provincial championships.