It's official: the results are in from the 2017 Battle of the Sexes at the Drumheller Aquaplex and Badlands Community Facility.
"We had 129 women participating (to) 68 men participating," noted Amber Leavitt of the BCF. "The women won with 2,188.28 kilometres; the men lost with 1,701.23 kilometres (so) that's a difference of 487 kilometres."
During the month of February, men and women from the area were invited to visit the pool or the BCF gym and swim laps or walk/run on the track or the treadmills and record their minutes for the competition.
"The men actually had been leading right at the very beginning of the challenge at the BCF," noted Leavitt. "The women pulled together and pulled in a lot more kilometres than the men did and they were in the lead ever since."
It's the third year in a row that the valley's fairer sex have won the competition: the last male win was in 2014. There's more than just bragging rights at stake.
"We're going to be doing a draw for a one month multi-facility membership for the men, the losing team," outlined Leavitt. "All the women who participated and tracked, their names will be put into a draw for a three month multi-facility membership."