Members of the Cocoon Swim Team are hard at work training for the BC Seniors Games which wiil be held in Kamloops in August. (L-R) coach Linda Adrian (who is thinking of competing

Seniors training hard for BC Seniors’ Games

Registration is underway for the BC Seniors' Games held in Kamloops this August

The Coccon swim team was hard at work at the Castlegar Community Complex on Wednesday, May 8 training to compete in the BC Seniors’ Games in Kamloops from August 20 – 24.

Coach Linda Adrian said lap times need to be be submitted for all competitors, in order to prepare the competition schedule.

“I was involved when it was here a couple of years ago,” said Adrian. “It was great and these are great people. They are so fit.”

There are four events contested in the pool (Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Freestyle) and the team does have a bit of a ringer.

Betty Brussel, from Grand Forks, is the current holder of the Canadian 800, 400 and 200 freestyle records in her age bracket, as well as the holder of the 200 metre backstroke and 200 metre breaststroke records.

At 89-years-old, Brussel is also going to the World Masters in Turin (Torino) Italy in August to compete as well.

“My times are improving,” said Brussel. “I’ve been to 22 BC Senior Games and look forward to going to this one.”

One of her teammates suggested her competition may not be looking forward to her going, which drew quite a few laughs from the others.

For more on the BC Seniors Games, go to www.bcseniorsgames.org .

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