The Revelstoke Masters swim team

Revelstoke swimmers take nine wins at Canadian Masters

Six Revelstoke Masters swimmers come home as Canadian Champions in their event categories.

Contributed by the Revelstoke Masters swim club

Eight swimmers from Revelstoke’s Masters swim club attended the 2012 Canadian Masters Swimming Championships in Kelowna from May 18-21.

The small team performed very well.  The team was 12th out of 86 teams from across the country, including all teams from much larger cities. There were 510 swimmers from age 19 to 93 at the competition.

Revelstoke team members attending were Alex Szirmai, Rosemary Kelsall, Graham Gale, Josi McCulloch, Nadia Salon, Cynthia Pfeiffer, Jeff Beatty and Cam Molder.

Six swimmers came home as Canadian champions with first place in their event categories:

– Cynthia Pfeiffer in 100m and 200m backstroke (18-25)

– Nadia Salon in 100m butterfly (25-29)

– Josi McCulloch in 100m breaststroke (40-44)

– Rosemary Kelsall in 200m breaststroke (50-54)

– Jeff Beatty in 100m backstroke (50-54)

Cynthia Pfeiffer racked up two provincial records in her championship finish with a time of 1:10.56 in the 100m backstroke.

Alex Szirmai also broke provincial records in the 50m butterfly at 30.5 and in the 100m individual medley at 1:08.44.

Revelstoke’s relay teams also fared well, with first place finishes in the mixed 200m freestyle relay (160-199), the mixed 400m medley relay (160-199yr) and the mixed 200m medley relay (160-199).

“There was a lot of surprises,” Revelstoke Masters head coach Jeff Beatty said. “There were a number of Canadian Championships and provincial records for Revelstoke and everyone swam as well as could be expected.”

Revelstoke Masters club president Rosemary Kelsall said she was “excited by how many people attended and that they did so well.”

She wishes to recognize the important contribution of the City of Revelstoke and the Aquatic Centre for providing an excellent training facility.

The team is able to train three times per week under coach Jeff Beatty’s supervision and during other times of the day on their own.


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