Winter Swim Club: Trail swimmers impress in Spokane

The Greater Trail Winter Swim Club went south to compete in the Spokane and came home with a load of hardware.

The Greater Trail Winter Swim Club went south to compete in the Spokane Summer Solstice Long Course swim meet last weekend, and came home with a load of hardware.

Eleven swimmers from Greater Trail joined over 400 other competitiors, as the first Canadian contingent to race in the meet.

It was also the first time Trail swimmers had competed in an outdoor pool long-course meet.

Dylan Kormendy placed first in all his swims, winning the boys high point award and trophy for boys 10 and under. Eden Kormnedy did almost as well taking gold in all her events but one, where she earned silver in the 100-metre backstroke.

James Pilla meanwhile captured first in the 50 back and a bronze in the 100 free.

Aby Elwood, claimed three second place finishes in the 100 fly, 200 fly, and 100 free with a third place finish in the 50 fly.

Sharman Thomas claimed two second place finishes in the 50 back and 200 back with a third place finish in the 50 fly.

Tenysha Ross-Van Mierlo placed 2nd in the 800 free and a third in the 200 breast.

Ian Markus two third place finishes in the 100 free and 800 free where he took 1:54 of his best time.

Tess Markus swam to two third place finishes in the 50 free and 50 back and Martin Gonzalez completed his first 1500 free in 19 min 32 sec.