Season begins for Blue Dolphins


By Eoin Devereux
Neepawa Banner & Press

The Neepawa Blue Dolphins Swim Club has started their competitive schedule with a strong showing at a pair of recent events.

The first Grand Prix of the year was held in Beausejour on July 8. In total, 19 members of the Dolphins participated, closing out that competition with a grand total of 13-first place results, 16-second place finishes and several other top-5 results.

The next event on the calendar was the Swan Valley Grand Prix, hosted at the Swan River Aquatic Centre on July 15. There were 15 members of the club, who competed. The Dolphins ended the day finishing first in 18 separate events and claiming second in 19. Several of the swimmers also achieved personal bests in several of the races. A complete listing of all the Dolphins’ results can be found with this story at

The Neepawa Blue Dolphins Swim Club meets every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Neepawa Pool and is open to anyone one who can swim 25 metres unassisted.

There are two coaches this year guiding the Blue Dolphins; Kaylyn Roe and Bryce Kwiatkowski, along with other lifeguards at the pool that assist as needed. In total, there are 48 swimmers registered with Swim Manitoba on the Dolphins squad. Competing is optional.