White Rock divers land on podium at season-opening event

Club sends 35 athletes to Candy Cane Invitational in Langley earlier this month

Members of the White Rock Divers got the competitive season off to a fantastic start, with a handful of podium performances at the Candy Cane Invitational, held at Langley’s Walnut Grove Recreation Centre earlier this month.

Thirty-five White Rock-South Surrey divers took part in the competition, which had divisions ranging from beginning to provincial and national level and alspo doubled as a BC Games trial event for divers between 12 and 15 years old.

In the girls 16-18-year-old Group A division, Callie Foreman and Helen Synott both finished on the podium, while BC Games-trial divers also fared well at all levels, with Madeline Green, Taylor Pai, Paige Bush, Jayden Pool and Curtis Frohloff all placing either first or second in their respective competitions.

Others to compete in the BC Games portion of the event – on either the one- or three-metre diving boards – were Bella Hood, Cam Gibbons, Imaan Kassam, Alison Kwan, Shemar Dennison, Andrew Sibbald, Michelle Dai, Isika Bahjan, Sebastian Lakomy and Roman Rudiger-Fancy.

BC Games are to be held in Kamloops in February.

At the junior level, the diving club – which is based out of the Grandview Aquatic Centre in South Surrey – also had “great results” according to a news release issued this week. The club’s junior crew consisted of Amelia Semple, Mattias Frohloff and Miami James, while a handful more, all between five and 10 years old, competed in the recreational division: Leighton Reynolds, Daniela Iasinska, Maori Pomeroy-Farrell, Samantha Green, Bradie Moase, Finlay Moase, Jovee Houser, Juan Diego Palma, Daniel Ward, Amelia Douglas, Ada Chabra and Sarah Stevens.

Just Posted

PSA ad campaign targets young women involved with gangs

Crime Stoppers campaign encourages girls to reject being lured into the gangster lifestyle

White Rock to allow dogs on promenade

Plans for a one-year pilot program would continue to ban canines on waterfront from May to August

In split vote, Surrey council gives early nod to draft budget

Councillors Locke, Pettigrew, Hundial and Annis vote against capital program

Delta man charged in relation to North Delta thefts

Taranjot Singh Grewal, 40, of Delta, is facing five theft-related charges

Row, row, row your car, down a Surrey road

In case you haven’t noticed, it’s raining outside

Heavy rain, wind cause power outages in White Rock

Chance of showers throughout the evening

B.C. Lions hire DeVone Claybrooks as head coach

Former Stampeders DC succeeds CFL legend Wally Buono

France shooting: 2 dead, several wounded in Strasbourg

A world-famous Christmas market was put on lock down on Tuesday

Canadian warship witnesses possible violations of North Korea sanctions

Crew members on HMCS Calgary took photos and collected other information

Christine Sinclair named Canadian Women’s player of the year again

This is the 14th time Sinclair has been named player of the year

B.C. man wants trapping laws changed after dog killed

Louis Seguin’s 10-month-old Australian shepherd died in a body-gripping trap last month

Nearly 8,000 homeless in B.C., first province-wide count reveals

Twenty-four seperate counts in B.C. cities found there are thousands of homeless in all corners of province

White Rock to allow dogs on promenade

Plans for a one-year pilot program would continue to ban canines on waterfront from May to August

Most Read