Swim Club back on TRAX

TRAX Swim Club swimmers competed in the Swim BC AA Short Course Provincial Championship Swim Meet held in Chilliwack last week.

TRAX Swim Club swimmers competed in the Swim BC AA Short Course Provincial Championship Swim Meet held in Chilliwack last week.

TRAX Swim Club sent five swimmers who qualified for the Provincial AA competition and all posted personal best times. Riley Mager came home with gold medals in the 200, 400 and 1,500-metre freestyle, silver in the 100 freestyle and 400 Individual Medley and qualified for the BC Provincial AAA Championships to be held in March in Surrey.

Jackson Konkin achieved a significant milestone by going under a minute in the 100-metre freestyle with a gold medal performance in the 200 backstroke and a silver medal in the 400 metre freestyle as well as qualifying for the AAA Championship.

Other swimmers posting strong swims were Kira Konkin who took home a silver medal in the 100 metre backstroke making the AAA time standard but missed earning a spot at the AAA Championship by only  0.13 seconds in the 200 metre backstroke. Tenysha Van-Mierlo posted best times in her swims and achieved a major milestone by performing a sub 30 second 50 metre freestyle. Cyan Van-Mierlo had best times in her swims and made finals in the 100 metre breastroke.

The TRAX Swim Club is finishing up the short course (25 metre pools) over the next month and then transitions into the long-course season (50 metre pools). The next major events are the AAA’s for qualified swimmers.

Meanwhile Aby Elwood competed in the Western Canadian Swimming Championships on the weekend. After coming off injury, Elwood cut 24 seconds from her seed time in the 800 metre free, and finished 36th, but was disqualified in the 200-m butterfly.

Anyone interested in joining the TRAX Swim Club please email: traxswimclub@gmail.com.

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