The BC Summer Games will be taking place July 17-20 in Nanaimo and a number of Comox Valley and area athletes will be competing.
Anton Cecic, a 14-year-old Mark R. Isfeld Secondary School student, will be competing in triathlon. Cecic has been participating in many triathlon events, including the Comox Valley Shoreline Orthodontics Tri-K and the Victoria Youth Triathlon since 2006.
A member of the Comox Valley Triathlon Club, Cecic works with the Comox Valley Aquatic Club Sharks swim club and the Comox Valley Blue Devils Summer Swim Club in the spring and summer, plays hockey and soccer, and skis in the remainder of the year.
“I started doing triathlon to keep up my swimming skills and to maintain some fitness activity in the summer after the hockey and soccer seasons,” Cecic says. “After a few races, I found that I really enjoyed the competition and the challenge of beating my personal best times.”
Following a couple of very successful races in 2013, Cecic decided to take his game to a new level this year. Joining forces with Lynda Magor, a highly experienced triathlete and coach and Zone 6 triathlon head coach, he increased the intensity and focus of his training program and landed a spot on the Zone 6 (Vancouver Island) triathlon team for the BC Summer Games.
With the generous support of sponsors Frontrunners and Oak Bay Bikes, Cecic and his seven teammates will be showcasing their skills in the sprint, duathlon and aquathon events against other B.C. teams.