The Milton Masters Swim Club (MMSC) held their Spring Splash this past weekend. Considering the meet was only a couple weeks after The Ontario Masters Swimming Championships, there was a decent turnout. Athletes from 18 clubs participated, with representation coming as far away as Quebec.

TOEST had an amazing addition to our team roster… 1988 Canadian Professional Triathlon Champion Beth Primose joined the team to swim at her first masters meet in a long long time. Beth decided to jump right into the action swimming the 100 IM, 200 IM, 200 FLY and 400 FR events. Picking those events turned out to be a great decision as Beth left the meet with four 1st place ribbons.

Rory took off another 0.17secs of his 50 FLY time, dropping it to 27.44 and by making up huge time in the final 15m on Lane 3 almost made up the deficit… if only he had another meter.

With Coach Mark swimming, Team GM Aimee got behind the camera to record all the swims. TOEST athletes should check the “Athletes Access Only” menu for access to videos and data related to each of your individual efforts including full race analyses.

Mark used the 100 BK event to warm up for the day, followed up by taking 5secs off his 200 IM time from his time @EOMAC Semi-Serious Meet in November, finished in 2:46 for the 200 FLY and closed up the meet with a Masters Lifetime P.B. of 5:00.13 in the 400 FR (which saw a closing 100m split of 1:11.56, and a closing 50m split of 34.8 secs).

Afterwards, MMSC invited all to a sit down lunch which overflowed with chili, home made salads, pizza and wings!

For all Intro1 Lane swimmers, this meet is highly recommended as a small relaxed meet which offers the ideal opportunity to dip your toe in to competition.  There is a long list of events to chose from, a great pool to swim in, continuous warm up and cool down lanes, and being less than 30mins drive from Burlington, its a swim meet to pencil in to next years calendar.

Who is Beth Primrose? Elizabeth is a certified triathlon, running and swimming coach with the (NCCP) and a certified swim instructor with the Lifesaving Society and Red Cross. She is also a certified strength and conditioning specialist with the YMCA. She was the first ever Canadian Professional Triathlon Champion in 1988 and in 2011 the Ontario Professional Triathlon Champ (at the age of 50). In addition to her triathlon successes, Elizabeth finished first at the 2013 Niagara Falls Women’s Half Marathon, placed 5th at the 2011 World Snowshoe Running Championships, was the 2009 Canadian Masters Cross Country Running champion, and won the 2008 Niagara Falls International Marathon.

It was a privilege to have Beth swim as a member of The Olympian Experience Swim Team (TOEST). Thank you Beth for a great time and congratulations on your wins!