WRASA members aim for Olympics

White Rock swimmers Ben Berg, Emma Mittermaier and Brian Johns are at Olympic trials this week in Montreal.

Three White Rock swimmers are taking aim at the 2012 Summer Olympics this week, at trials in Montreal.

Ben Berg, Emma Mittermaier and Brian Johns – all coaches with the White Rock Amateur Swim Association – are all taking part in the Olympic trials, which began Tuesday and wrap up Sunday.

If any of the three make the cut, they’ll spend the spring and summer gearing up, then participating, in the Games, which are to be staged in London. If not, they’ll spend the summer coaching summer swimmers with WRASA.

Johns, who also trains and coaches at UBC with the Vancouver Dolphins swim club, is WRASA’s head coach, while Berg, the club’s assistant head coach, trains at SFU and is a member of Canada’s national team.

Mittermaier, a longtime swimmer with the Pacific Sea Wolves, is in her second year coaching youth swimmer with WRASA.