Kootenay Swim Club hauls in the medals

Impressive performances in heats and finals at the Vernon Kokanee Fall Invitational this past weekend.

It was another great weekend for the Kootenay Swim Club, as Gabrielle Hanvold, Kelsey Andrusak, Sydney Wetter, and Niallan Collier had impressive performances in heats and finals at the Vernon Kokanee Fall Invitational this past weekend (November 8-10).

The 50-metre backstroke marked the start of Friday’s events with Wetter getting a best time of 40.52 and Collier taking first overall with a best time of 28.95.

Andrusak took first overall in the 50-metre breaststroke and achieved a best time of 39.25.

All swimmers swam personal bests in the 800-metre freestyle, demonstrating the local club’s training efforts in the pool.

Finals on Saturday included an action packed medal haul as Hanvold took gold in the 100-metre fly and a bronze in the 50-metre free.

Collier took the silver in both the 200-metre backstroke and 50-metre free while Andrusak won the gold in both the 100-metre breaststroke and the 50-metre free.

Sunday proved to be another great show of fitness and endurance in the pool as Andrusak took silver in the 50-metre fly and gold in both the 200-metre breaststroke and the 100-metre free.

Hanvold took home bronze in the 50-metre fly and silver in the 100-metre freestyle.

Wetter achieved best times in both the 200-metre breaststroke and the 100-metre freestyle, taking a combined 13 seconds off, proving that all her hard work is starting to show.

Collier closed out the weekend with a silver in 100-metre backstroke.

Overall the Kootenay Swim Club made a lasting impression at the VKSC Fall Invitational but the best is yet to come, as the swimmers will be back in the water to continue training for their next meet in Kamloops, December 13-15.

For more information, visit thekootenayswimclub.com.

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