Nelson swimmer as good as gold

Jordan Andrusak recently competed in the Speedo Western Canadian Championships at the Common Wealth Games Pool in New Westminster.

  • Feb. 25, 2014 12:00 p.m.

Nelson’s Jordan Andrusak recently competed in the Speedo Western Canadian Championships at the Common Wealth Games Pool in New Westminster from February 13 to 16.

The senior international meet featured most of Canada’s top national level swimmers from across western Canada Andrusak competes for the Pacific Swimming Club that trains out of Commonwealth Swimming Pool in Victoria, considered one of the premier training facilities in Canada.

Andrusak made great strides at the Western Championship, swimming to gold in the 200-breaststroke, 400-IM and 200-butterfly for age 15 and under. She also swam to a bronze medal in the 200-IM, narrowly missing a BC record for the event.

Her time of 2:30.70 in the 200-breaststroke set a new Vancouver Island record. Her 400-IM time of 4:47.55 broke a similar regional record and a new meet record. Andrusak now ranks in the top five in Canada for girls 15 and under in the respective events.

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