Bronze medal for Burns Lake’s Kyle McMahon

Past local resident and para-swimmer Kyle McMahon, 19, recently competed in six events at the 2011 B.C. short course AAA championships held in Victoria.

Kyle McMahon with a bronze medal he earned at the 2011 B.C. Short Course Championships in Victoria earlier this month.

Kyle McMahon with a bronze medal he earned at the 2011 B.C. Short Course Championships in Victoria earlier this month.

Past local resident and para-swimmer Kyle McMahon, 19, recently competed in six events at the 2011 B.C. short course AAA championships held in Victoria.

The event was held at Saanich Commonwealth Place over four days from March 3 to March 6.

McMahon now represents Island Swimming in Victoria after making the move to the club last year from the Prince George Barracudas club, to concentrate more on his swimming.

He lives with his grandfather in Victoria however his mom and sister still currently live in Burns Lake.

He qualified for the finals in all six short course championship events swimming good times in the preliminary races.

In the male open 200 metre individual medley short course finals McMahon earned a bronze medal coming in third place with a time of 3:15:43.

McMahon came in sixth place in the male open 50 metre freestyle short course finals clocking a time of 36:75.

He also came in sixth place in both the male open 50 metre short course butterfly event with a time of 43:76 and the male open 100 metre short course freestyle clocking 1:23:03.

McMahon came in fourth with a time of 1:33:28, in the male open 100 metre backstroke finals.

In the male open 100 metre breaststroke short course final McMahon was disqualified.

He is now preparing to head to Minnesota to compete in the Pan Pac trials to be held at the University of Minnesota from April 7 to April 9, 2011. These trials are to see who will earn the right to represent Canada at the 2011 Para Pan Pacific Championships in Edmonton, Alberta from August 10 to 14.