Guidi-Swan sets Canadian masters swim record
Okanagan Masters swimmer Carmelle Guidi-Swan is the new Canadian record holder for the 40 to 44 age group in the 100m butterfly.
Guidi-Swan established the new short-course mark at the B.C. Masters Swimming Championships recently in Victoria with a time of 1:07:50.
"The meet was a lot of fun with great people to hang out with.," said Guidi-Swan. "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," said coach Pascal Sutherland. "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"
The next big meet is the 2012 Canadian Masters Swimming Championships to be held in Kelowna May 18 to 21 at Kelowna's modern H2O Adventure and 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 www.cmsc2012.ca/volunteers.html
For more information on Masters Swimming visit the OMSC website www.okmasters.com.