Jordan Andrusak (left) and sister Kelsey earlier this year. The older Andrusak sister is achieving times that put her in an elite category

Kootenay time to national time

Nelson’s Jordan Andrusak has taken her swimming ambitions to the next level.

Nelson’s Jordan Andrusak has taken her swimming ambitions to the next level.

A 13-year-old former member of the Kootenay Swim Club, Andrusak moved to Victoria in the fall to train with the Pacific Swimming Club that trains out of Commonwealth Swimming Pool, considered one of the premier training facilities in Canada.

Andrusak, who lives with her aunt, made the move to improve on her swimming and aspirations of someday competing for Canada.

Andrusak recently met some of her goals by attaining a number of national standard times that allow her to compete with swimmers across Canada.

Considered a mid-distance swimmer, Andrusak attained national times in the 50, 100 and 200 breaststrokes, 200 and 400 IMs, 200 and 400 freestyles. With these qualifying times, she will compete in the Speedo Western Canadian Championships in February in Saskatoon and the Canadian Age Group Championships in Montreal in July.

Andrusak and the Pacific Swimming Club are currently in the middle of the short course pool (25 m) season which wraps up in March at the BC Provincials. From there, the long course pool (50 m) season continues until BC Provincials in July, before the season is completed.

Jordan’s sister Kelsey swims locally for the Kootenay Swim Club which trains in Nelson and Castlegar.



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