Greater Trail Swim Club: Swimmers roar at Madness Meet

Swimmers from the Trail Regional Academy of Excellence competed in the Kamloops Spring Madness Swim Meet over the weekend.

Swimmers from the Trail Regional Academy of Excellence competed in the Kamloops Spring Madness Swim Meet over the weekend with roaring results.

The athletes set new team records and achieved personal best (PB) times in the long-course event, where swimmers compete in 50-metre pools as opposed to short course or 25-metre pool meets.

Sharman Thomas, 14, won the boys 100-metre backstroke and 1,500-m freestyle, and came third in the 200 free, 200 back, and 200 Individual Medley.

Samuel Matthew, 14, won the 200-m free and came second in the 200 and 400-m IM, 100 and 200-m Breast Stroke, 100-m Free and also achieved a PB in the 200-m back.

Jackson Konkin, 13, won the 1,500-m free shaving two minutes and 46.66 seconds off his previous PB time.  He also placed first overall in the 13-and-under boys 200-m free, second in the 400-m free and 200-m back and was third place in the 100-m free, 100-m back and 200-m IM.

Dylan Kormendy took top spot in the 10-and-under age group winning the 200, 400, and 800-m free, the 200-m IM as well as the 100-m back, breast and fly, while Ian Markus, age 12, placed third in the 100, 200 and 1,500-m free events.

Abygail Elwood topped the girls 13-and-under category  in the 400 and 800-m freestyle  and came second in the 100 and 200-m fly, swimming all events in personal best times.

Eden Kormendy, 13, won gold in the girls 100 and 200-m breaststroke and 200-m IM and had a most improved first place 200-m backstroke swim.

Tess Markus won the 50-m free in the girl’s 14-year-old age group and came third in the 100 and 400 free, and 200-m IM.  Maneet Natt, 17, came second in the 100 and 200-m breast and 200-m free events and also set new team records.!

Kira Konkin, 12, Kayla Fraser, 13, and Cyan Ross Van Mierlo, 12, have been part of the athlete development program this season and competed in their first 800-m freestyle long course event. The three girls also achieved the regional qualifying standard while swimming PB’s in their 200-m IM.

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