In the game — Ladysmith sports briefs

Sports briefs from around Ladysmith and Chemainus.

Ladysmith Golf Club offers free junior program

Ladysmith Golf Club is offering a free junior golf program for four days in July.

Young golfers aged seven to 13 can learn about grip, swing, chipping, putting and etiquette during four afternoon sessions July 16, 18, 23 and 25 from 2-4 p.m.

These sessions, which are offered courtesy of the Ladysmith Golf Club member volunteers, are limited to 18 participants. Parents must accompany youth to register, and they can register daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Ladysmith Golf Clubhouse at 380 Davis Rd.

For more information, call 250-245-7313.

Chemainus swimmer earns firsts at nationals

Eulah Varty of Chemainus and Colleen Nelson participated in the Canadian national swimming championships in Ottawa during the May long weekend.

They were part of the Masters Swimming B.C. contingent so they could join relay teams.

Varty, 79, a North Cowichan-Duncan Sports Wall of Fame member, earned first place in numerous events, including the 100-metre fly, 200 I.M., 400 freestyle, 100 breaststroke, 200 freestyle and 400 I.M.

She also earned a second place in the 100 backstroke for her age category and was part of three relay teams that placed second, third and seventh.

Nelson, 64, claimed first place in the 200 I.M., 50 fly and 50 breast. She also finished second in the 50 free, 100 free, 200 free and 100 I.M. Nelson was on four relay teams ages 240 to 279 combined that all placed first and three set Canadian records.


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