Greater Trail Swim Club: Records fall at Kelowna meet

Records were in peril when the Greater Trail Swim Club (GTSC) hit the pool at the Kelowna May Long Course Invitational swim meet.

Records were in peril when the Greater Trail Swim Club (GTSC) hit the pool at the Kelowna May Long Course Invitational swim meet  on the weekend.

The 13 GTSC swimmers broke seven meet records including three by Eden Kormendy who set fastest-pool marks in the 50, 100, and 200-m breaststroke.

Eden’s brother Dylan shattered the age 10-and-under 50 Fly mark with a 35.62, and  the 100-m breast record in 1:33.51.

The Kormendy’s dominated their respective divisions going unbeaten throughout the weekend.

James Pilla’s 25.76-second sprint in the 50-metre free set a meet record in the 15-and-over category, while in Girls 12 and under, Aby Elwood had a phenomenal race in the 100-m Fly knocking almost four seconds off her preliminary time and setting a new meet standard of 1:16:84.

Sharman Thomas took home a first place finish in the 50 back and every swimmer made it to an A final while setting personal bests.

The Greater Trail club also finished seventh overall out of 16 teams with 997 points, a remarkable accomplishment for such a small contingent.

For more information on joining the GTSC (competitive group) of the Trail Winter Swim Club email trailwsc@gmail.co or phone coach Cody Flegel at 1 604-880-3334 or Sharman Thomas 368-7966.

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