Swimming through swells as high as seven feet, Kelowna‘s Jennifer Leach-Trask, Rhonda Renning-Talbot and their all-female over-40 relay team crossed Georgia Strait in record time on Saturday.
On August 19 & 20, 2011 the Okanagan Masters Swim Club hosted the spectacular 1.5km and 5km Open Water Invitational swims as part of the 2011 Kelowna Apple Triathlon.
Weather conditions were close to ideal, with air temperature in the high 20’s and the water a very comfortable 21C, no wind or waves.
Swimmers ranged in age from 10 year old Jeri-Anne Georget to 76 year young Mae Waldie from Pointe Claire Masters, both of whom swam the 1500m open water event.
The 1500m overall and male winners were:
1st Wouter Terpstra (18) in a time of 20:22.36; followed by Spencer Dean (16) in a time of 21:12.77 and Alan Carlsson (42) less than two seconds later in 21:14.64
The 1500m Overall Female winners were:
1st Haley Braga (14) in a time of 22:33.40; followed by Andraya Skarlac (12) in a time of 22:57.52 and Chenoa Bondar (13) in 22:58.04
Overall 5000m winners:
Leading the pack was Jeanne Carlson in an impressive 1:09.27.48; followed by husband Glenn Carlson in 1:10.00.00 and Spencer Dean in 1:10.52.49
Hot off the Press! Result sheets
View or Download the 2011 FINA Open Water Invitational Result Sheets – 1500m Male
View or Download the 2011 FINA Open Water Invitational Result Sheets – 1500m Female
View or Download the 2011 FINA Open Water Invitational Result Sheets – 5000m Male
View or Download the 2011 FINA Open Water Invitational Result Sheets – 5000m Female