The Richmond Kigoos wrapped up their 60th season with an impressive performance at last weekend's Provincial Summer Swimming Championships in Kamloops.
The club earned nine individual medals and seven more in relay events, and were one of the top performing clubs in the province.
The Kigoos were led by Division 3 swimmer Fern Buckley who had a total of seven medals - including 3 individual gold medals. Buckley set two club records, including the 100 IM record that had stood since 1986.
Other key performers on the weekend included Division 2 swimmer Colin Nishi who had a silver medal in 50 freestyle and in the 50 fly.
Nick Kennedy had top eight finishes in all seven of his races, highlighted by a gold medal in 100 backstroke. He joined William Li, Josh Nygard and Joseph Yeh for a silver on the regional relay in OCat2. Li added to the medal count with a silver in the 200 IM.
Rachel Pham set a club record for Division 7 girls 100 fly on her way to a bronze medal. She then joined Caroline Do, Olivia Johnston and Liz Kennedy to set a club record in the medley relay.
The following Kigoos had top 16 individual performances:
Division 2: Rachel Walker - 14th, Colin Nishi - 2nd, Genyuan Zhang - 14th
O Cat 1: Theodore Pak - 7th
Division 4: Madeline Farrugia - 5th
Division 5: Ashley Maedel - 12th
O Cat 2: Nick Kennedy - 6th, William Li - 8th
Division 7: Hailey Dong - 11th, Liz Kennedy 13th
Division 8: Alexis Silvera - 15th
Division 2: Colin Nishi - 9th
Division 4: Madeleine Farrugia - 4th, Alex Yuill - 7th, Sofia Lemaire - 8th
Division 5: Ashley Maedel - 10th
Division 6: Olivia Johnston - 11th
O Cat 2: William Li - 5th, Nick Kennedy - 7th
Division 7: Hailey Dong - 14th, Caroline Do - 15th
50 / 100 Breaststroke
Division 1: Cristiano Carvalho - 8th
Division 2: Abigail Cheung - 10th, Katherine Kennedy - 13th
Division 3: Fern Buckley - 2nd, Gisele Carvalho - 4th
Division 4: Emi Nishi - 7th, Catherine Labao - 12th
Division 6: Olivia Johnston - 7th
O Cat 2: Josh Nygard - 14th
Division 7: Elizabeth Kennedy - 12th
Division 1: Cristiano Carvalho - 14th
Division 2: Katherine Kennedy - 9th, Colin Nishi 3rd
Division 3: Fern Buckley - 1st, Aden Labao - 14th
Division 4: Alex Yuill - 4th, Sofia Lemaire - 5th, Emi Nishi - 6th
Division 5: Ashley Maedel - 5th
Division 6: Olivia Johnston - 9th, Nicolas Pham - 10th
O Cat 2: Nick Kennedy - 4th, Joseph Yeh - 10th
Division 7: Hailey Dong - 9th
Division 8: Alexis Silvera - 13th
Division 5: Ashley Maedel - 5th
O Cat 2: William Li - 5th, Joseph Yeh - 11th
Division 7: Rachel Pham - 3rd
50 / 100 Backstroke
Division 2: Colin Nishi - 7th
Division 3: Fern Buckley - 1st
Division 4: Alex Yuill - 7th, Sophia Lemaire 10th
Division 6: Lucas Yuill - 12th, Daniel Lakowski - 16th
O Cat 2: Nick Kennedy - 1st, Josh Nygard - 5th, Joseph Yeh - 9th
Division 7: Caroline Do - 7th
100 / 200 IM
Division 1: Cristiano Carvalho - 16th
Division 3: Fern Buckley - 1st, Gisele Carvalho - 15th
O Cat 1: Theodore Pak - 8th
Division 4: Alex Yuill - 6th, Sofia Lemaire - 7th
O Cat 2: William Li - 2nd, Josh Nygard - 8th, Joseph Yeh - 12th
Division 7: Caroline Do - 9th
-Colin Nishi in Division 2 50 fly with a time of 36.70 just beat the 2012 record of Vincent Lee (36.75).
-Fern Buckley in Division 3, 100 IM with a time of 1:15.12 broke Sarah Cherry's record of (1:15.46) from 1986. Fern also broke the 50 breaststroke record with a time of 38.30 edging out Emi Nishi's 2018 record (38.74).
-Olivia Johnston in Division 6, 100 Breaststroke with a time of 1:19.65 broke Aleta Grant's record (1:19.89) set in 1984.
-Rachel Pham in Division 7 100 Fly with a time of 1:09.63 broke Laura Dee Bowley's record (1:10.76) from 1989.
-Division 4 Girls Medley Relay (Sofia Lemaire, Catherine Labao, Emi Nishi, Madeleine Farrugia) with a time of 2:11.75 broke the record of 2:17.24, set in 1987.
-Division 4 Girls Freestyle Relay (Emi Nishi, Sofia Lemaire, Madeleine Farrugla, Alex Yuill) had a time of 1:58.39 in the finals, which takes almost four seconds off of the 2017 record (2:02.02).
-Division 7 Girls Medley Relay (Caroline Do, Olivia Johnston, Rachel Pham, Liz Kennedy) with a time of 2:09.81 broke the record of 2:18.06, set in 2001.