Swim B.C.: TRAX athletes make waves

TRAX swimmers made waves at the Pacific Coast Swimming Wavemaker Invitational Meet in Victoria last month.

Trail Regional Aquatic Excellence (TRAX) swimmers made waves at the Pacific Coast Swimming Wavemaker Invitational Meet in Victoria last month.

TRAX swimmer  Samuel Mathew raced to the podium in all his events in the 13-14-age category. The Nelson native dominated the breaststroke events, capturing gold  in the 50, 100 and 200-metre breast while setting new meet records during the 50 and 100-m preliminary swims at the Commonwealth Games Pool in Victoria.

“Mathew  has worked really hard to improve his breast stroke technique and training habits under the direction of Head Coach Bill Park and it has paid off,” said club director Eve Fournier in an email. “He is a Provincial Crown breaststroke qualified swimmer and has what it takes to make it to the Age Group National level in the sport of competitive swimming in Canada.”

Mathew also claimed gold in the 100-m free, and silver in the 400-m Individual Medley (IM) and 50-m and 200-m free events, and bronze in the 100-m back and 100-m fly.

TRAX swimmer Ian Markus of Trail also performed brilliantly. The 12-year-old won first place in the 1,500-free and 50-free events, which qualify him to swim at the Provincial Long Course Meter Championships in Victoria in July.  Markus  took home silver in the 100 free, 100 fly, and 200 fly, knocking five seconds off his 200-m fly final to qualify him for AAA LCM Provincial Championships. He came third in the 100 back and 400-m free.

TRAX distance  swimmer Jackson Konkin, 13, finished first in the 1,500-m free achieving the  AAA qualifying standard; second in the 50-m back final and third in the 100-m free and the  200-m back AAA QT swims; he just missed the podium  in the 400-m free, 200-m IM  and 100-m back events and fifth in the 400-m IM.

Riley Mager, 15, swam to sixth and eighth place finishes to help our boys team to a third place finish out of 17 clubs, and ninth overall.

Brianne Mager, 10, competed in her first event final 200-m back and placed seventh scoring important team points while Tess Markus also placed seventh in the 50-m back event. B.C. Summer Games Prospects Cyan Ross-Van Mierlo, Kira Konkin, and Kayla Fraser also tried their first 1,500-m free event long course meters and competed in the 400-m IM event achieving the Provincial A time standard. Noelle Mager also swam in her first 1,500m swim and Makenzie Mager, 10, achieved top TRAX time in the 200-m breast and free events.

For more information contact programdirectortwsc@outlook.com

Just Posted

Waneta Manor is located on Laburnum Drive in Trail. Photo: Sheri Regnier
Senior dies as Trail tenants continue wait for broken elevator to be fixed

The elevator in Waneta Manor has been out of commission since February

Area A Director Ali Grieve (right), Village of Fruitvale Mayor Steve Morissette (front), and Village of Montrose Mayor Mike Walsh (left) held a congratulatory ceremony for Beaver Valley students who are part of the Class of 2021 graduates of J. L. Crowe Secondary at Beaver Creek Park on Thursday. Photo: Jim Bailey
Beaver Valley Grads of 2021

Beaver Valley mayors, RDKB Area A director celebrate their 2021 graduates with gift ceremony

Adrian Moyls is the Selkirk College Class of 2021 valedictorian and graduate of the School of Health and Human Services. Photo: Submitted
Selkirk College valedictorian proves mettle in accomplishment

Adrian Moyls is a graduate of the School of Health and Human Services

A volunteer delivers food to families as part of a West Kootenay EcoSociety program. Photo: Submitted
Farms to Friends delivers 2,500th bag of food to families in need

The program services communities in the Nelson, Trail and Castlegar areas

Selkirk College has begun its search in earnest for a leader to replace president Angus Graeme who is set to retire from his position in May 2022. Photo: Submitted
Selkirk College seeks community input for president search

Current president Angus Graeme retires next year

Marco Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship during a press conference in Ottawa on Thursday, May 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Canada to welcome 45,000 refugees this year, says immigration minister

Canada plans to increase persons admitted from 23,500 to 45,000 and expedite permanent residency applications

Barbara Violo, pharmacist and owner of The Junction Chemist Pharmacy, draws up a dose behind vials of both Pfizer-BioNTech and Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines on the counter, in Toronto, Friday, June 18, 2021. An independent vaccine tracker website founded by a University of Saskatchewan student says just over 20 per cent of eligible Canadians — those 12 years old and above — are now fully vaccinated. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
At least 20% of eligible Canadians fully vaccinated, 75% with one dose: data

Earlier projections for reopening at this milestone didn’t include Delta variant

This undated file photo provided by Ernie Carswell & Partners shows the home featured in the opening and closing scenes of The Brady Bunch in Los Angeles. Do you know the occupation of Mike Brady, the father in this show about a blended family? (Anthony Barcelo/Ernie Carswell & Partners via AP, File)
QUIZ: A celebration of dad on Father’s Day

How much do you know about famous fathers?

Emily Steele holds up a collage of her son, 16-year-old Elijah-Iain Beauregard who was stabbed and killed in June 2019, outside of Kelowna Law Courts on June 18. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Kelowna woman who fatally stabbed teen facing up to 1.5 years of jail time

Her jail sentence would be followed by an additional one to 1.5 years of supervision

Cpl. Scott MacLeod and Police Service Dog Jago. Jago was killed in the line of duty on Thursday, June 17. (RCMP)
Abbotsford police, RCMP grieve 4-year-old service dog killed in line of duty

Jago killed by armed suspect during ‘high-risk’ incident in Alberta

The George Road wildfire near Lytton, B.C., has grown to 250 hectares. (BC Wildfire Service)
B.C. drone sighting halts helicopters fighting 250 hectares of wildfire

‘If a drone collides with firefighting aircraft the consequences could be deadly,’ says BC Wildfire Service

A dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is pictured at a vaccination site in Vancouver Thursday, March 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
NACI advice to mix vaccines gets varied reaction from AstraZeneca double-dosers

NACI recommends an mRNA vaccine for all Canadians receiving a second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine

A aerial view shows the debris going into Quesnel Lake caused by a tailings pond breach near the town of Likely, B.C., Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Updated tailings code after Mount Polley an improvement: B.C. mines auditor

British Columbia’s chief auditor of mines has found changes to the province’s requirements for tailings storage facilities

A North Vancouver man was arrested Friday and three police officers were injured after a 10-person broke out at English Bay on June 19, 2021. (Youtube/Screen grab)
Man arrested, 3 police injured during 10-person brawl at Vancouver beach

The arrest was captured on video by bystanders, many of whom heckled the officers as they struggled with the handcuffed man

Most Read