Swimming: Greater Trail Swim Club duo mine gold

A pair of Greater Trail Swim Club (GTSC) swimmers tore through the water at the AA Short Course championships in Surrey earlier this month.

A pair of Greater Trail Swim Club (GTSC) swimmers tore through the water at the AA Short Course championships in Surrey earlier this month.

Aby Elwood  won gold in the 200-metre butterfly with a AAA time of two minutes 50.96 seconds along with a silver in her 100 fly.

Tess Markus also mined gold in her 50-metre free with a time of 29.38 seconds.

“It was just amazing performances by both girls,” said GTSC coach Cody Flegel. “They really stood up to the pressures of the big meet racing and were able to go best times as well as bring home two gold medals.”

AAA short course championships are coming up in Victoria BC at the end of February and the GTSC swimmers are swimming 25 to 30 hours a week in preparation for the meet, with the goal of achieving  AAA times in order to qualify for the Nationals in Montreal in July.

Anyone interested in joining the Greater Trail Winter Swim Club, whether for competitive, triathlon or masters divisions can email: trailwsc@gmail.com for more information.