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.

Contact Tom Patrick at

tomp@yukon-news.com

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Whitehorse City Hall (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)
This week at city hall

A look at issues discussed by Whitehorse city council at its April 6 meeting.

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley issued a public exposure warning on April 9. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
COVID-19 exposure notice issued for Air Canada flight

The Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley issued a… Continue reading

Wyatt's World
WYATT’S WORLD

Wyatt’s World for April 9, 2021.… Continue reading

Landon Kulych, the city’s manager of parks and community development, is seen addressing city management and council about the potential e-bike bylaw earlier in 2021. First reading of the new bylaw will be considered by council April 13. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
E-bike bylaw considered

Class of bike would determine what trails they could travel

Point-in-Time homeless count planned this month

Volunteers will count those in shelters, short-term housing and without shelter in a 24-hour period.

The Yukon’s new ATIPP Act came into effect on April 1. Yukoners can submit ATIPP requests online or at the Legislative Assembly building. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News file)
New ATIPP Act in effect as of April 1

The changes promise increased government transparency

A new conservancy in northern B.C. is adjacent to Mount Edziza Provincial Park. (Courtesy BC Parks)
Ice Mountain Lands near Telegraph Creek, B.C., granted conservancy protection

The conservancy is the first step in a multi-year Tahltan Stewardship Initiative

Yukon RCMP reported a child pornography-related arrest on April 1. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press file)
Whitehorse man arrested on child pornography charges

The 43-year-old was charged with possession of child pornography and making child pornography

Team Yukon athletes wave flags at the 2012 Arctic Winter Games opening ceremony in Whitehorse. The postponed 2022 event in Wood Buffalo, Alta., has been rescheduled for Jan. 29 to Feb. 4, 2023. (Justin Kennedy/Yukon News file)
New dates set for Arctic Winter Games

Wood Buffalo, Alta. will host event Jan. 29 to Feb. 4, 2023

Victoria Gold Corp. has contributed $1 million to the First Nation of Na-cho Nyak Dun after six months of production at the Eagle Gold Mine. (Submitted/Victoria Gold Corp.)
Victoria Gold contributes $1 million to First Nation of Na-cho Nyak Dun

Victoria Gold signed a Comprehensive Cooperation and Benefits Agreement in 2011

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley speaks to media in Whitehorse on October 30, 2020. Hanley is now encouraging Yukon to continue following health regulations, noting it could still be some time before changes to restrictions are made. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
No active COVID cases in Yukon

Hanley highlights concerns over variants, encourages vaccinations

Most Read