160 swimmers of all ages came together last Sunday for the annual City of Torrevieja Traversia which saw them taking part in two point two five kilometre sea race starting at Playa Los Locas, and an excellent morning for three close friends from Club Natacion Torrevieja who dominated the podium in their category. It was a dull and windy morning and the sea looked less than inviting over the grey skies and the water felt cold. However all the competitors went off at a fine speed and struggling with waves that hid the marker buoys, all of the competitors finished their challenge at Playa del Cura, some 35 minutes later.
Club Natacion Torrevieja had six swimmers entered into the competition and all six delivered for their club proud. First to finish for the team was Zoe Connolly, who was also the first female finisher and the four competitor to finish overall with a time of 33:27. This put her first in the Junior Female category as well as first in the Female Local swimmers competition. Straight after Zoe to come second in the category was her team mate and friend, Piroska Rideg. The success though continued for Club Natacion as Skye Burns came third in both the Junior Female and Local Females categories, which also saw her as the 18th fastest swimmer overall! Besides the results for the local girls, the fun was that all of them are great friends and they finished in the top three places in the Junior Female category, which is an age bracket that is far older than their actual ages!
Not to be “out swam” the only male member of Club Natacion team, Yuriy Lymar, matched the girls results finishing first in the Male Senior category and first in the local male category, with a time just behind Piroska of 34:09, placing him sixth of the 160 swimmers. Then the two older Natacion swimmers kept up the winning streak with Vicki Connolly, being the oldest of her category, placed second in the Female Masters B group with a time of 37:10 and finishing 25th out of the 160 swimmers. Fellow team mate and friend, Beth Altabas, then followed with a first place in the Female Masters D category with a time of 42:52 and a 60th placing out of the 160 competitors. The bottom line was that the Club Natacion team of six swimmers delivered ten trophies in an outstanding morning for them!