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Vernon Masters take Carnival plunge

Corey Sturgeon, competing with the Special Olympics swim program, races in the 50-metre breaststroke event at the fourth annual Winter Carnival Meet. - Photo Submitted
Corey Sturgeon, competing with the Special Olympics swim program, races in the 50-metre breaststroke event at the fourth annual Winter Carnival Meet.
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A total of 47 athletes took part in the fourth annual Winter Carnival Swim Meet, hosted by the Vernon Masters at the recreation complex.

Swimmers from ages 21 to 81 competed in the event, travelling to Vernon from Delta, Kelowna, Kamloops and Salmon Arm. Special Olympic swimmers also raced in the meet.

Kathy Graham of WINSKIL club from Delta set a Canadian record in the 50-metre backstroke in 36.48 seconds, and a B.C. record in the 100 back (122.63) in women’s 55-59 age group.

In the men’s 65-69 group, Bob Wilkens of Salmon Arm set provincial records in the 400 IM (7:02.19) and 200 butterfly (3:44.66).

Vernon Masters thanked their volunteers, Vernon Kokanee Swim Club, Five Star Awards and DundeeWealth Management for their support.

For more information on Masters swimming, visit www.msabc.com, or contact the Vernon Recreation Complex at 250-545-6035.

 

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