Nelson swimmer Sydney Wetter had a great weekend in the Kelowna pool.

Great start to winter season

The Kootenay Swim Club returned home from the Kelowna Aquajets Fall Classic Swim Meet with a trophy in their hands

The Kootenay Swim Club returned home from the Kelowna Aquajets Fall Classic Swim Meet with a trophy in their hands for outstanding performances from a small team.

“It was a very impressive start to the 2011/2012 season  all the swimmers came home with best times and a lot to be proud of,” says head coach, Dustin Boyachek. “I feel that the club is stepping in the right direction and I am very excited to see how the rest of the season is going to play out.”

The team brings together several Kootenay swimmers from around the region for the winter swim season, including a number of Nelson athletes.

Leading the pack in Kelowna was James Pilla taking the top spots in 100m and 50m freestyle, second in 100m and 50m backstroke and placing third in 50m butterfly his performance was an eye opener.

Gabrielle Hanvold made impressive waves, winning the 50m fly and placing in the top 5 in five events, starting her short course season with a bang.

Newcomer, Maneet Natt, who has joined the team after swimming with one of the larger clubs, the Kamloops Classics, swam best times in her events wiping 13 seconds off her 400m IM and placing in the top 8 for two of her events.

Nelson’s Sydney Wetter had the strongest performances of her swimming career with best times in all eight of her events and swimming in finals, seeking a AA time.

Hannah Devries and Tenysha Ross Van Mierlo swam their way to numerous best times while battle the dreaded seasonal cold. And Cyan Ross Van Mierlo, the youngest KSC swimmer took off four seconds on her 50m fly and achieved best times rounding up the meet.

 

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