Strong performances from TRAX swimmers

Trail Regional Aquatic eXellence Swim Club performed well both at Penticton and Salmon Arm in February.

The Trail Regional Aquatic eXellence Swim Club (TRAX) had a heated month in the pool in February competing in the Swim BC sanctioned AA Short Course meet in Penticton Feb 14-16, and the first annual Last Chance Invitational Swim Meet in Salmon Arm Feb. 27-28.

Six TRAX swimmers hit the starting blocks in the AA meet in Penticton to compete against the best swimmers from over 30 clubs in BC and Yukon.

Trail’s Aby Elwood won bronze in the U14 girls 200-metre butterfly in a time of 2:36:37 shaving an impressive nine seconds off her original entry time.

Sharman Thomas also captured bronze in U15 boys in the 200-m backstroke, and just missed the podium finishing fourth in the 50-m backstroke, and sixth in 50-m freestyle.

Tess Markus knocked 14 seconds off her personal best in the 200-m back as she pulled to a fourth place finish, and came sixth in the 50-m freestyle.  Tenysha Ross-Van Mierlo came in fifth in 100-m. breaststroke while lowering her PB to a 1:22.09.

In the Last Chance meet in Salmon Arm, Ross-Van Mierlo  was outstanding taking home five medals at the event.

Ross-Van Mierlo, topped the podium with a first place finish in the 100-m breaststroke with a time of 1:25.67 and swam to a second gold medal in the Individual Medley. She followed that up with a silver medal in the 200-m free and 200-m backstroke, and a bronze in the 50-m back.

Trail swimmer Thomas was also golden in Salmon Arm taking first place in the 50m back in 29.85 beating second place of Selkirk Swim Club’s Matthew Nesdoly by a full second. Thomas also won gold in the 50-m breast (35.16), and captured bronze medals in the 50-m and 100-m freestyle.

For more information or to join TRAX Swim Club please email: traxswimclub@gmail.com.

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