Submitted                                The girls swim team brought the first provincial banner home to SESS in 16 years. The girls placed first in provincials in the Single A tier while the boys team placed third.

Submitted The girls swim team brought the first provincial banner home to SESS in 16 years. The girls placed first in provincials in the Single A tier while the boys team placed third.

Keremeos swimmers make a splash at provincials

Swim team brings home provincial banner.

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.”

To read the full story pick up this week’s edition of the Keremeos Review, or check back later this weekend when we release the full version of the story.

 

Submitted                                Swimmers from Similkameen Elementary Secondary School made a splash at provincials held in Richmond over the weekend. The girls team placed first in the Single A tier, while the boys placed third. The team is pictured here with coach Kelly Vesper, and daughter, and members of the Princeton team, who they travelled and trained with.

Submitted Swimmers from Similkameen Elementary Secondary School made a splash at provincials held in Richmond over the weekend. The girls team placed first in the Single A tier, while the boys placed third. The team is pictured here with coach Kelly Vesper, and daughter, and members of the Princeton team, who they travelled and trained with.