Swimming: New club nets great results

The Greater Trail Swim Club (GTSC) had another successful meet at the Kelowna AquaJets snowfest swim meet last month.

The Greater Trail Swim Club (GTSC) had another successful meet at the Kelowna AquaJets snowfest swim meet last month.

Eden Kormendy broke three meet records on her way to five gold medals and two silvers in the female 11-12 division, while brother Dylan, 9, won eight gold, and set four meet records in the 10 and under division. His 200-metre breaststroke record smashed the existing record by an amazing 23 seconds.

Abby Elwood netted a rainbow of medals in 11-12 female division, swimming to gold in the 200-m butterfly, silver in the 100 butterfly, and bronze in the 50-fly with multiple best times.

All the GTSC swimmers performed well, setting personal bests and more importantly making AAA times that qualifies the swimmers for the nationals in Montreal.

James Pilla had a memorable meet winning five silver and two bronze medals.

Ian Markus made AAAs in the 50-metre free plus multiple A finals and best times, while Sharman ThomasĀ  made AAA qualifier in 100 back in addition to swimming personal bests and making the A finals.

Tess Markus swam a personal best in the 100-m free knocking five seconds off her previous personal beast.

Jennifer Chung took silver in the 200 Individual Medley and bronze medals in the 100 free and 100 breaststroke.

Madison Green placed sixth in the 200 fly, 100 free, and 50 free.

Several of the team members will be participating in the AAA Swimming Championships in Victoria BC at the end of February. In addition to the successful newly formed competitive group of the Trail Winter Swim Club there are now also Masters and Triathlon divisions for those that what to hone their swimming skills or prepare for more challenging events.

The GTSC will also be holding a bottle drive on Saturday. Residents can drop off empties across from the Bottle Depot on Saturday between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. For more information email trailwsc@gmail.com.