News

Kelowna teenager wins Across The Lake swim

Josh Zakala, 16, of Kelowna catches his breath after posting the fastest time in the Across The Lake swim at 28.49 Saturday morning.  - Barry Gerding
Josh Zakala, 16, of Kelowna catches his breath after posting the fastest time in the Across The Lake swim at 28.49 Saturday morning.
— image credit: Barry Gerding

Josh Zakala had good reason to catch his breath Saturday morning after posting the fastest time in the annual Across The Lake swim race on Okanagan Lake.

In what was a near photo finish, Zakala edged out second place Jon Bird as the two emerged from the water on Hot Sands Beach deadlocked in a tie. Zakala managed to race the final steps to the finish lines on the beach quicker than Bird.

More than 900 swimmers took part in the annual event, with 50 per cent of the entrants taking part for the first time.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Virk shuffled to new job after Kwantlen flap
 
NDP blasts lottery corporation spending
 
Lack of addiction treatment flagged by crime panel
Rent controls here to stay, province says
 
Lake Country council lays groundwork for Alternative Approval Process to raise taxes, borrow money for CN corridor
 
Municipalities to stay the course on CN Rail corridor, despite First Nations opposition
Gold for Kelowna athletes down under
 
Suspicious activity reported at Safeway
 
Possible bomb threat at Safeway

Community Events, December 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Dec 17 edition online now. Browse the archives.