The Kootenay Swim Club opened the season with a meet in Kelowna. Photo submitted

The Kootenay Swim Club opened the season with a meet in Kelowna. Photo submitted

Kootenay Swim Club posts strong start to season

The club sent 23 swimmers to Kelowna for its first meet of the season

Submitted by Kootenay Swim Club

The Kootenay Swim Club took 23 swimmers to Kelowna for the first meet of the season and came back with excellent results.

Individually the swimmers had over 120 new personal best times, 21 top-three finishers and four swimmers posted provincial qualifying times.

New head coach Brian Shorter is spending his first winter in Canada after being recruited from Australia this past summer. So far he likes what he sees from the Kootenay swimmers.

“All of our swimmers performed above expectations and all swimmers and parents had a great time. Can’t wait until the next meet,” he said.

The team trains in both the Castlegar and Nelson pools. The next competition is in Kamloops in December where they hope to build on the success they have had.