The DCVI Saluki swim team was a small, but mighty crew this year. The team attended four meets and came away with some strong results.
At the Huron meet, rookie swimmer Jake Pfaff got his feet wet by swimming to first in the 100-metre Individual Medley (IM) and a third in the 50m backstroke. Fellow rookies Katelyn Vanveen, Mary Williams and Hannah Everett also recorded strong finishes in their events.
In December, Salukis were at the Pyramid Centre pool for the Perth meet. There, Ally Donaldson tried out the 100m IM and gained a fifth-place finish and Eric Lagace posted WOSSAA qualifying times in all his events. Simon Lu also had a great finish in the Senior boys 100m freestyle.
Three first-place ribbons
At the Huron-Perth Conference finals in January, both Eric Lagace and Jake Pfaff secured their WOSSAA times in addition to earning DCVI a total of three first-place ribbons. Victoria Jeffrey had a fabulous day with two top-10 finishes in her events.
A third place in the 200m freestyle was a shining moment for veteran swimmer Eric Lagace as DCVI made its mark at the WOSSAA championships in February. Lagace placed in the top 10 in all his events, rounding out a strong graduating season.
Jake Pfaff earned two fifth-place finishes at WOSSAA, inspiring him to return in 2019 to achieve even stronger results.