Nelson's Jordan Andrusak with the five medals she picked up at a national meet in Montreal last month. The teenager will head back to Victoria to train after spending some downtime at her Nelson area home in August.

Nelson’s Andrusak impressive at national meet

Nelson’s Jordan Andrusak wrapped up her swimming season by making a splash on the national scene late last month.

Nelson’s Jordan Andrusak wrapped up her swimming season by making a splash on the national scene late last month.

The 14-year-old took part in the 2013 Age Group Championship at Parc Jean Drapeau Aquatic Complex in Montreal on July 24 to 29. The national meet featured the top swimmers by age group (12 & under, 13, 14, 15, 16 to 18) in Canada. For many, the event signifies the final meet of the season for junior and youth swimmers in Canada.

Andrusak —who just turned 14 — demonstrated her swimming skills placing in the finals of her designated events including the 50 metre, 200 breaststroke, 400 individual medley, 200 individual medley, 200 butterfly and 400, 800 freestyles.

In her best showing, Andrusak swam to a silver medal in the 400 individual medley in 5:04.33, making her first senior national time. She also took two bronze, one in the 200 individual medley and one in the 50 breaststroke. Other swims included the 800 free (fourth), 200 breaststroke (sixth), 200 butterfly (eigth) and 400 freestyle (seventh).

Andrusak’s Pacific Swimming Club relay team placed second in the 4×100 medley relay and 4×200 freestyle, setting a Vancouver Island and provincial record for their age group, respectively.

Andrusak is now enjoying some time off at home in Nelson before returning to Victoria and the Pacific Swimming Club in the fall to attend high school. Pacific Swimming Club swims and trains out of Commonwealth Swimming Pool and is considered one of the premier training facilities for Canadian swimmers.

 

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