Varty reaches top 10 in all events at the World Masters Swimming Championships

Eulah Varty and Colleen Nelson put themselves to the test in the World Masters Swimming Championships in Montreal.

Cowichan Valley swimming legends Eulah Varty and Colleen Nelson put themselves to the test in the World Masters Swimming Championships in Montreal.

Varty, 80, of Chemainus won silver medals in the 200- and 400-metre individual medleys. She placed in the top 10 in all her individual events, including a sixth in the 200 breaststroke, fourth in the 100 fly and seventh in the 200 backstroke.

Nelson, 65, was born and grew up in Bermuda and swam for the Bermuda Masters’ Swim Team.

Nelson, who prefers sprint events, earned gold in the 50 breast, silver in 50 fly, bronze in 50 free and 100 breast plus a fourth in 100 free.

“Competition was fierce and I only clinched the gold in 50 breast by 16/100 of a second and third in 100 breast by 8/100 of a second,’’ Nelson noted.



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