24 swimmers from Club Natacion Torrevieja took part in last Sunday’s Travesia Puerto de La Torre event at Torre de la Horadada which attracted over 400 competitors in four different distances across a variety of age categories.
The Masters race saw double success for Torrevieja with Beth Altabas and Vicki Connolly coming first and third respectively, and they are part of the club’s Masters team that are in Zaragoza this weekend for the Summer National Championships, which The Courier will report on next week.
In the main race, the 1500 metres travesia, there were over 250
Participants, with a frenzied start as everybody entered the water at the same time. First to finish from Club Natacion Torrevieja was Zoe Connolly who was placed sixth in her Infantil category (13-14 years), with Yuriy Lymar taking third spot in the Absoluto category (19-24 years).
In the youngest category, Pedro Gomez Martinez came ninth in the 200m race, whilst the first of Torrevieja’s swimmers to finish in the Benjamin and Alevin categories was Densel Fusha in 14th spot. For the girls, first in was Amy Connolly being placed 10th in the Alevin 500m race, and the club’s only competitor in the 800m Unica race was Skye Burns who came sixth.
Pictured left to right are Yuriy Lymar, Vicki Connolly, and Beth Altabas.