The Ridge Meadows Special Olympics swim team attended the annual Ton Greenfield Memorial Swim Meet hosted by the Vancouver team at UBC on Feb. 24.
Eight athletes, four men and four women, participated and Ridge Meadows was represented well by these outstanding athletes.
Barbara Keam, new to our team this year, impressed everyone with a third-place finish in the 25-metre freestyle event, clocking 45.48 seconds, and a second-place finish in the 25-metre breaststroke, timed at 52.79 seconds.
Athlete Matthew Bueschkens posted a personal best in the 25-metre backstroke with a first-place finish clocked at 24.99 seconds. He won another first place finish by completing his 25-metre breaststroke in 40.43 seconds, and managed third place by tying his personal best of 49.06 seconds in the 50-metre freestyle event.
Natasha Brayshaw, whos been fighting her way back from an ankle injury, earned three new personal bests in her events.
She came first in 25-metre breaststroke, second in 25-metre backstroke, and second in 50-metre freestyle with times of 50.47, 46.58, and 1:19.76 seconds respectively.
Jeramy Huskins-Markham, whos been plagued by injuries this season, impressed in the 50M breaststroke event. His time of 1:13.38 was close to his personal best and earned him a second place ribbon.
Alyssa Vanderklok brought home two first-place ribbons. Her 25-metre freestyle was clocked at 18.54 and her 25-metre breaststroke was timed at 27.52, a personal best in that event for Vanderklok.
Kyle Jarrett took second place in the 25-metre breaststroke with a time of 34.81 and first place in the 100-metre freestyle with a time of 1:57.51.
Marianne Borenko finished just out of the ribbons in her 25-metre freestyle and 25-metre backstroke events, timed at 49.53 and 1:02.19 respectively.
Nathan Baerg posted new personal bests in both events he swam, bringing home a first-place ribbon for each. He swam his 25-metre freestyle in 23.86 and his 25-metre backstroke in 31.94.
Baerg, Bueschkens, Huskins-Markham, and Jarrett also came first in the 100-metre freestyle relay, which they completed in a time of 1:33.61.
Acting head coach, Michael McNeill, accompanied the athletes together with an excellent team of volunteers.
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