Kelowna swim meet: Swimmers make TRAX at Snowfest

The past weekend was a huge success for the TRAX Swim Club swimmers.

The past weekend was a huge success for the TRAX Swim Club swimmers who competed in the Kelowna Snowfest Swim Meet and first meet of 2016.

Trail swimmer, Jackson Konkin, brought home gold in the 400-metre freestyle and bronze in the 800-metre freestyle and 200-metre butterfly, while Tenysha Ross-Van Mierlo captured a silver medal in the 200 metre breast stroke and a bronze in the 200 metre freestyle event.

Every TRAX Swim Club swimmer recorded multiple personal best times with Jackson Konkin taking a whopping 35.1 seconds off his 800-metre free, Ian Markus 23.37 off his 800-m free, Jessica DeBiasio 15.09 seconds off her 200 Individual Medley (IM), Tess Markus 13.70 off her 400-m free, Ross-Van Mierlo 7.91 off her 200-m breaststroke, Kira Konkin 4.96 off her 400-metre free and Kayla Fraser with 4.75 seconds off her 200-IM.

The TRAX Swim Club swimmers will be returning to the water at the Trail Aquatic and Leisure Centre preparing for the short course (25 metre pool) Provincial Championships where Kira Konkin, Aby Elwood, Ian Markus, Tess Markus, Tenysha Ross-Van Mierlo and Sharman Thomas will compete in the Provincial AA competition in Penticton. Their goal is to qualify for the AAA’s in Victoria with the already qualified Jackson Konkin.

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

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