The Kootenay Swim Club relay team of (L-R) Tenya Van Mierlo

Kootenay swimmers strike gold

The Kootenay Swim Club proved they were a contender at the Kelowna long course swim meet earlier month.

The Kootenay Swim Club proved they were a contender at the Kelowna long course swim meet earlier month.

As of April the club has been focusing on training for competing in pools that are 50 metre long, since the short course season ended in mid-March.

“I was very impressed with the team’s strong performance and team unity during the meet,” said head coach Dustin Boyachek.

The relay team of Jordan Andrusak, Kelsey Andrusak, Tenysha Van Mierlo and Gabrielle Hanvold blew the competition out of the water winning gold in both the 200 m medley and the 400 m freestyle relays.

The relays were only one of the many great accomplishments for the swimmers during the meet.

Jordan Andrusak  made waves with best times and placed first in 100 m breaststroke, 100 m fly and 200 m fly. She also had second place finishes in 100 m freestyle, 200 m freestyle, 400 freestyle, 200 m Individual Medley (IM) and 400 m IM.

Jordan’s hard work did not go unrecognized and she brought home the second place aggregate for the 11-12 year old division. She will be attending Age Group Nationals at the end of July in Calgary and will be swimming against Canada’s best.

Niallan Collier is also in good shape heading into Age Group Nationals. He placed first in 50 m backstroke, second in 100 m backstroke and third in 100 m breaststroke and 200m IM.  Collier brought home the third place aggregate for the 15 and over category and will begin his tapper soon before going to nationals.

Cyan Van Mierlo had an unbelievable meet and all her hard work has paid off. She achieved second place and a AA time in 50 m freestyle, third in 50 m and 100 m backstroke, and two fourth place finishes  in 100 m breaststroke and 200 m freestyle.  Van Mierlo’s sister, Tenysha Van Mierlo, is on the verge of making AAA times in five events and placed second in 100 m backstroke and third place in 100 m breaststroke.

Hanvold’s team spirit did not go unrecognized as well as her performance in the water. Hanvold placed second in 50 m, 100 m and 200 m fly while contributing to both gold medal wins in the relay.  She got best times in eight of her events.

Sydney Wetter and Hannah Devries also never disappoint. Their hard work and perseverance have open the gateway to achieving their personal goals. Wetter got best time in seven out of nine of her events and shaved 18 seconds off her 200m backstroke.  While Devries received five best time during the swim meet.

“Reaching the goals that you have set out for yourself during the season is a great achievement and every swimmer who has reached their goal should be very proud,” said Boyachek.

 

Just Posted

Michelle Mungall’s baby first in B.C. legislature chamber

B.C. energy minister praises support of staff, fellow MLAs

‘Police are ready’ for legal pot, say Canadian chiefs

But Canadians won’t see major policing changes as pot becomes legal

Leafs Roundup: Nelson goes 3-for-3

Leafs beat Creston Valley, Osoyoos and Spokane

Voters pack Nelson mayoral forum

Candidates answered questions from journalist Glenn Hicks

EDITORIAL: Nelson mayor’s race uninspiring

An incumbent mayor, a former mayor and a clown walk into a forum

VIDEO: Monday Roundup!

Elections stuff, youth homelessness, WEED!

Transport Canada to take new look at rules, research on school bus seatbelts

Canada doesn’t currently require seatbelts on school buses

Sockeye run in Shuswap expected to be close to 2014 numbers

Salute to the Sockeye on Adams River continues until Sunday, Oct. 21 at 4 p.m.

Canucks: Pettersson in concussion protocol, Beagle out with broken forearm

Head coach Travis Green called the hit ‘a dirty play’

5 tips for talking to your kids about cannabis

Health officials recommend sharing a harm reduction-related message.

NHL players say Canada’s legalization of marijuana won’t impact them

NHL players say the legalization of marijuana in Canada won’t change how they go about their business.

Automated cars could kill wide range of jobs, federal documents say

Internal government documents show that more than one million jobs could be lost to automated vehicles, with ripple effects far beyond the likeliest professions.

B.C.’s marijuana stores should shut down, Mike Farnworth says

Province has approved 62 licences, but they still need local approval

HPV vaccine does not lead to riskier sex among teen girls: UBC

Girls are less likely to have sex now than they were a decade ago

Most Read