Canadian Masters record broken!
Canadian age group record for Okanagan Masters swimmer
Kelowna, BC, April 6, 2012 – Okanagan Masters swimmer, Carmelle Guidi-Swan broke the Canadian Masters 40-44 age group record for Short-Course 100m butterfly in a time of 1:07.50 at the BC Masters Swimming Championships held recently in Victoria. Guidi-Swan said “The meet was a lot of fun with great people to hang out with. There are so many inspirational swimmers to watch!”
Seventeen participating swimmers with Okanagan Masters Swim Club (OMSC) included several who achieved personal bests. “Victoria was a great opportunity to view swimmers of all ages compete in a fun and supportive setting. What was super is that OMSC had two swimmers participating in a meet for the first time and some old hands who have been swimming for many years” said accompanying coach Pascal Sutherland.
Next big meet is the 2012 Canadian Masters Swimming Championships to be held in Kelowna, May 18-21 at Kelowna’s modern H2O Adventure & Fitness Centre. According to meet manager Laura Garrett, registrations are coming in rapidly and the 500 limit will be reached shortly. Additional volunteers – specifically timekeepers – are still required. “Timekeeping is often seen as challenging, but it really just requires fast reaction on a button. Two timekeeping clinics will also be held before the event” says Jeanette Hoft, OMSC communications director. Volunteer support is also required in several other areas. For more information visit http://www.cmsc2012.ca/volunteers.html
For more information on Masters Swimming visit the OMSC website at http://www.okmasters.com.