Lindsay sisters win bronze in pool and lake

Two Whitehorse Glacier Bears swimmers captured two very different bronze medals over the weekend. One came in a sprint in a pool, the other in a long-distance race in a lake.

Two Whitehorse Glacier Bears swimmers captured two very different bronze medals over the weekend.

One came in a sprint in a pool, the other in a long-distance race in a lake.

Whitehorse’s Cassis Lindsay won the former and little sister Rennes the latter.

Cassis took bronze in the 50-metre freestyle at the SwimBC Long Course AAA Championships in Victoria over the weekend. Her time of 27.99 was also a club record.

“I was trying to push off at the back of my stroke and it worked out well,” she said in a news release.

Cassis also claimed fifth in the 100 free at 1:00.68 to be the fastest 14-year-old in the 14-15 category.

Rennes picked up her bronze in the 1,000-metre at the B.C. Open Water Championships on Monday in Victoria’s Thetis Lake.

“She had a great start, she held her course perfectly aiming on the buoy, she had a tight turns and swam in a lead pack from the beginning,” said Glacier Bears head coach Malwina Bukszowana in the release. “Finishing her first of two laps, Rennes was on the third position with another two girls just right behind her. Our 12-years-old Glacier Bears swimmer swam in perfect line after her last turn and she had a great finish touch and won bronze just by milliseconds.”

Rennes also took eighth in the 400-metre individual medley in the girls 12-13 category at the AAAs over the weekend, leaving a club record in her wake.

She also placed 10th in the 800 free – notching another qualifying time for the age group nationals next month in Quebec City – and in the 200-metre butterfly.

The Lindsay sisters were joined by teammate Hannah Kingscote in Victoria.

Kingscote, 13, finished eighth in the 50-metre backstroke and 15th in the 100 back.

“She has very good fly kicks under the water, so she can go far and fast just kicking, when other girls are swimming already,” said Bukszowana.

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