Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Gia Bogetti Announces Retirement

This week Gia Bogetti announced that she was retiring from swimming. Having worked with Gia since 1999,  I’d like to say, she’ll be missed around the pool deck and her work habits in and around the pool will be a big loss to our program.

Just a little bit about Gia and her swimming career with the Classics:

Gia joined KCS in January 1999, after finishing the Olympic Way program.

She competed for the  Thompson/Okanagan BC Winter Games team in 2004, made Team BC Short Course team in 2004, and the Long Course team in 2005, 2006.

She has competed in many finals at Age Groups and Western's. She first qualified for Age Groups at 13 and attended her first Westerns at 15, where she place second in 200 Fly. Gia won a bronze medal in the  200 Fly  Age Group Championships in 2005.

After graduating from South Kamloops Secondary, Gia attended  SFU. In her freshman year she won the 200 yard free, and place 2nd in both 200 yard fly and back, as well as being on the 4x200 yard relay that broke an NAIA record. In her second year at NAIA’s she finished top 8 in 500 yard free, 200 yard free and 200 yard fly. In her last year with SFU she was 4th in 200 free and fly and  won the 200 back, as well as being apart of the 4x100 Free relay that broke an NAIA record.

While in Kamloops Gia qualified for Senior Nationals in 100 and 200 fly and 200 back. Counting all age groups, LCM and SCM she held 20 individual club records.

Next year, Gia plans on going into Kinesiology. Location TBD.

We wish Gia the best of luck with her future endeavours!

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