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NEWS RELEASE · 26th January 2011
Jeannette Szmata
The Kitimat Marlins held an official time trial for all of their swimmers on Saturday, January 15, to help prepare their swimmers for the upcoming championship swim meets coming up over the next few months.

Swimmers swam between three and four events over the morning time trial. Many personal best times were made by the Marlins and they look ready to go for the upcoming meets.

Paige Collier (12), turning 13 at the end of the month, achieved her first AA provincial qualifying standard in the 100 meter freestyle for 13 year old girls. This allows her to compete at AA provincial championships in Chilliwack in mid Febuary.

Nine swimmers achieved the tough task of setting personal best times in all their events of the morning; Robyn Alderman, Hannah Bilash, Leah Desousa, Arthur Firmino, Madison Hauki, Danika Howell, Dylan Pirrotta, Alivia Salema and Madisen Szmata.

Many of the swimmers will be competing at Northwest Regional swim championships held in Terrace at the end of January.

The picture below shows the Kitimat Marlins Mckenna Fisk presenting Treasurer of the Kitimat Food Bank, Sheila Reeves, with $203.45 that was raised at the 20th Annual Kitimat Marlins Swim Club Polar Bear Swim January 20st. The Kitimat Marlins Swim Club wishes to Thank all that attended and contributed.
Bk Row: Madison Hauki, Kelanza Cathers, Mackena Fisk, Sheila Reeves & VP Bill Willis, Coach Jason Cathers, Robyn Alderman & Kate Simons  Front Row: Madisen Szmata, Danika Howell & Alivia Salema
Bk Row: Madison Hauki, Kelanza Cathers, Mackena Fisk, Sheila Reeves & VP Bill Willis, Coach Jason Cathers, Robyn Alderman & Kate Simons Front Row: Madisen Szmata, Danika Howell & Alivia Salema