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Kootenay Swim Club reparing for provincials

Nelson’s Sydney Wetter holds Canadian Olympic athlete Brent Hayden’s bronze medal from the London Games. Kootenay Swim Club swimmers had an opportunity to train with Olympic athletes Hayden and Scott Dickens this fall. - photo submitted
Nelson’s Sydney Wetter holds Canadian Olympic athlete Brent Hayden’s bronze medal from the London Games. Kootenay Swim Club swimmers had an opportunity to train with Olympic athletes Hayden and Scott Dickens this fall.
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The Kootenay Swim Club started 2013 off with a bang at Snowfest in Kelowna last month.

The club worked hard to secure qualifying times for the upcoming AA and AAA championships that will be held later this month.

All the swimmers swam best times and most competed in the finals in the afternoon.

Nelson’s Kelsey Andursak secured two AAA times on Sunday afternoon in the 100m freestyle and the 100m breaststroke. Andursak will be joining Niallan Collier, Riley Mager and Gabrielle Hanvold at the AAA championships.

Nelson’s Sydney Wetter smashed her times in both of her backstroke swims this weekend making finals in the 100m and 200m backstroke locking in new personal bests.

Rachael Tebulte, one of Kootenay Swim Clubs newest members, made waves in the pool gaining her a AA time in the 50 freestyle securing her a spot in the finals at Kelowna, as well as the AA Championships accompanying Hannah Devries, Maneet Natt and Tenysha Van Mierlo.

The AA championships will be held February 10 in Surrey followed by the AAA championships in Victoria on February 28.

The long course swim season will begin in March.

 

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