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Nelson's Samuel Matthew medals at WAVES event

The Nelson Daily Sports
By The Nelson Daily Sports
May 2nd, 2014

Nelson’s Samuel Matthew did not look out of place cooking with the big dogs in Victoria as the TRAX SwImmer medals in all his event final swims at the WAVES event.

Matthew took gold in the 50, 100 and 200 meter breaststroke events while setting new meet records during the 50 & 100 meter preliminary morning swims at the Commonwealth Games Pool.

Matthew has worked really hard to improve his breast stroke technique and training habits under the direction of head coach Bill Park and it has paid off — he is a Provincial Breast Stroke qualified swimmer and has what it takes to make it to the Age Group National level in the sport of competitive swimming in Canada. 

Matthew also won Gold in the 100m Free and silver in the 400m Individual Medley and 50m & 200m Free events and bronze in the 100m Back and 100m Fly.

TRAX Swimmer Ian Markus (12 years) took first place in the 1500m Free and 50m Free events which qualify him to swim at the Provincial Long Course Meter Championships in Victoria in July 2014 setting new Meet Records in both events. 

Markus also won second in the 100 Free, 100 Fly and his 200m Fly swim also qualified him for AAA LCM Provincial Championships, Ian came third in the 100 Back and 400m Free and sure learned how to ride those tough waves.    

TRAX distance  swimmer Jackson Konkin (13yrs) finished first in the 1500m Free achieving the AAA qualifying standard; second in the 50m Back final and third in the 100m Free and the  200m Back with AAA QT swims.

Konkin was also fourth in the 400m Free, 200m IM  and 100m Back events and 5th in the 400m IM.  

Riley Mager (15) had sixth and eighth-place finishes in the tough 15 & older category to help our boys team to a third place finish overall.

Brianne Mager (10 years) competed in her first event final, the 200m Back and placed seventh scoring important TEAM points while Tess Markus  also placed seventh 7in the 50 meter backstroke event.

BC Summer Games prospects, Cyan Ross-Van Meirlo, Kira Konkin, Kayla Fraser all tried their first 1500 meter freestyle event long course meters and competed in the 400m Individual Medley event achieving the Provincial A time standard.  

Noelle Mager competed in her first 1500m swim and Makenzie Mager (10 years) for achieving top TRAX time in the 200m Breast and Free events!

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