Pasloski makes three trips to the podium

Sometimes good things come in threes.

Sometimes good things come in threes.

In the last few days Whitehorse Glacier Bear Bronwyn Pasloski, 17, finished third in three different races, setting her third BC record, while competing at the Age Group Nationals in Montreal.

Pasloski began the meet by breaking the girls 17-18 BC record in the 200-metre individual medley on Thursday, finishing third with a time of 2 minutes, 17.68 seconds. On Saturday and Sunday she took third in the 100- and 200-metre breaststroke events.

“The 200 IM was a BC record, so of course it’s a best time,” said Glacier Bears head coach Marek Poplawski. “The 100-metre breaststroke was her second best time, she did her best time a week ago.

“So she was swimming pretty good; it was a decent performance.”

The Glacier Bears’ BC record count now stands at 23, more than any other swim club in the BC/Yukon region. Pasloski set her second BC record last week at the World Championship Trials/Senior Nationals meet also in Montreal, taking fifth in the 100-metre backstroke with a time of 1:09.80.

Aside from records, last week was successful for the Glacier Bears at the World Championship Trials/Senior Nationals meet. Alexandra Gabor, who has broken 20 BC records, qualified for two races at the World Aquatic Championships in Rome, Italy at the end of the month as a member of the national senior team. Gabor, 16, earned the spot on the team with a silver-medal, BC-record performance in the 200-metre freestyle. She will also compete in the 4×200-metre freestyle relay in Rome.

Joining Pasloski in Montreal for the Age Group Nationals was teammate Isabel Parkkari. Parkkari, 12, did set personal best time in the 100-metre butterfly and the 100-metre breaststroke, but did not qualify for any finals.

“It was a big success just for her to qualify for the meet,” said Poplawski. “

Parkkari, who qualified for the event two weeks ago at the BC AAA Long Course Championships in Victoria, BC, is wrapping up the Age Group meet by competing in the five-kilometre open-water event on Monday.

At the AAAs Parkkari, 12, won silver in the 800-metre freestyle and bronze in the 400-metre freestyle.

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