For the first time in 16 years a new provincial banner will be on display at Similkameen Elementary Secondary School.
Kelly Vesper, coach of the swim team at the school said the screams coming from the bus were deafening when the team realized that the girls had won the provincial Single A provincial banner over the weekend. The boys team placed third in provincials with just two members.
“Acoustics on the pool deck make it really hard to hear. Half-way through the day we knew we were in second place. It was really hard to know who were trying to beat so I told the girls every point counts put it all out there. The day was over and I sent the team to get their stuff back on the bus. I had sent all the kids back and then I was given the banner. I tried to hide it but they saw it when I was putting my luggage in the bus,” Vesper said. “The bus was screaming, excited screams came out of of the bus. There was a lot of screaming and they were all pretty excited.”