Stingrays pair gets exclusive invite

Two Duncan Stingrays were among 24 swimmers invited to attend an exclusive camp at the Cowichan Aquatic Centre last Saturday.

Olin Dahlstrom and Jessica Castle were among the fastest swimmers ages 10 and under from the Vancouver Island region (the Island and the Yukon), who got the opportunity to work with different top-level instructors at the one-day camp.

"Those who attended had the opportunity of working with multiple different coaches from different teams," Stingrays coach Leanne Sirup said. "From this they all were given the opportunity

to learn new skills, techniques, strategies, etc., and also gain confidence from what they already know about the sport."

Dahlstrom and Castle were in the forefront at their home pool last Saturday, setting an example for the other swimmers.

"Our swimmers are students of the sport of swimming, so their leadership skills shone as many participants relied on our Stingrays throughout the day," Sirup said.

"Another great benefit from attending this camp is that all of the participants gain friends from many different communities and thus making the world of swimming all that much smaller for them."