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Kootenay swimmers lap up great results at Kelowna's SnowFest

Kootenay Swim Club swimmer Rachael teBulte at a recent meet in Kelowna. - Submitted
Kootenay Swim Club swimmer Rachael teBulte at a recent meet in Kelowna.
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The Kootenay Swim Club is back in the water and has started the New Year off with a bang at Snowfest in Kelowna. The club worked hard to secure qualifying times for the upcoming AA and AAA championships that will be held in February. All the swimmers swam best times and most competed in the finals in the afternoon. Rachael teBulte, one of Kootenay Swim Clubs newest members, made waves in the pool achieved a AA time in the 50 freestyle securing her a spot in the finals at Kelowna, as well as the AA Championships accompanying Hannah Devries, Maneet Natt and Tenysha Van Mierlo. Kelsey Andrusak secured two AAA times on Sunday afternoon in the 100m freestyle and the 100m breaststroke. Kelsey will be joining Niallan Collier, Riley Mager and Gabrielle Hanvold at the AAAs Championships. Sydney Wetter smashed her times in both of her backstroke swims this weekend making finals in the 100m and 200m backstroke locking in new personal bests.

The AA championships will be held February 10th in Surrey followed by the AAA championships in Victoria February 28, 2013. The long course swim season will begin in March.

The Kootenay Swim Club will be holding a MEXICAN FEISTAS on Saturday, January 26th starting at noon. Come join us at Mazatlan Restaurant for a Mexican buffet and silent auction.  There are great prizes such as; Recreation Facility passes, Ski passes, items from City Furniture, Massages and more.

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