Penticton Community Centre to host high school swim meet

NEWS RELEASE

The City of Penticton’s Community Centre will be hosting the 2019 BC School Sports Okanagan Regional High School swim meet Monday, October 28 for the second time.  

“The Community Centre hosts several swim events but only a few multi-day swim meets each year,” says Recreation Operations Supervisor, Kerry Wagner. “Although this isn’t a multi-day swim meet, there will still be 313 swimmers from as far south as Osoyoos, as far west as Princeton and Merritt, and as far north as Kamloops and Salmon Arm participating.”

Individual swimmers and relay teams competing in the swim meet can qualify to represent their school at the BC High School provincial championships held in Richmond this November. Penticton High School (Pen High) has won the girls provincial banner and has come second for the boys provincial banner for the past three years.

“We wish local swimmers good luck with this event and would like to say a huge thank-you to KISU Swim Club for its support.”

Proceeds from the meet are donated to the South Okanagan Swim Bursary through the Community Foundation of the South Okanagan, a recently formed endowment fund that will provide bursaries to graduating students in the Penticton area who are active in their local swim club.

The community is welcome to attend and watch these incredible athletes as they compete Monday, October 28 from 11am to 4pm.

 

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Contacts:

Kerry Wagner
Recreation Operations Supervisor
City of Penticton
250-490-2434

Milena Marshall
Marketing & Communications Specialist
City of Penticton
250-490-2445