Local swimmer still making a splash

Shane Issler

Trochu native Shane Issler has kept up his sport since his days with the Three Hills Neons, competing now in Masters swimming competitions.

Issler swam with the Three Hills Neons Swim Club for four years before he moved on to swim with the Olds Rapids for one year and one session, then swam with the Canadian Badlands Aquatic Club out of Drumheller from September 2017 to July 2018.

Since November 2018 he has been an unattached Masters swimmer in Calgary where he is attending Mount Royal University in pursuit of a Diploma in Massage Therapy.

Shane recently participated in a two-day long Masters Swimming Alberta Provincial Meet in Calgary in the brand new Brooklyn Residence YMCA Seton, which was his fourth Masters meet. His times have stayed quite consistent and he is still practicing twice a week. In the 18-23 years bracket, Shane came in 1st in the 100M with a time of 1:11.29, 1st in the 200M freestyle with a time of 2:18.65, and 1st in the 50M butterfly with a time of 28.01.

Shane had a 2nd place finish in the 100M butterfly with his time of 1:04.22, in the 100M freestyle at 59.81, the 400M freestyle at 5:07.22, and in the 50M backstroke at 33.17. He was 3rd in the 50M freestyle with a time of 28.03.