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REPORTING · 19th May 2011
Walter McFarlane
The Kitimat Marlin Swim Club held the Husky Market Invitational over the weekend of May 6th 7th and 8th. Four clubs were involved with the tournament, Kitimat, Terrace, Prince Rupert and Bulkley Valley. Around 79 swimmers took part in the swim meet.

“This weekend, we have the Kitimat Market Invitational which is a heat and finals tournament for the swim meet for the North West Region,” said Joe Salima.

The results came from a press release from the swim club:

Marlins 10 and under girls, 10 and under boys, 12 and under girls, 14 and under girls and 15 and over boys were able to win both the Medley and Freestyle relays. On the individual side there were some great results with all 35 members competing at the meet achieving at least one personal best time.

Twelve swimmers that achieved the tough task of posting best times in all seven of their individual events were Robyn Alderman(14), Hannah Bilash(11),Paige Collier(13), Hayden Fisk(9)(Hayden also had the biggest one swim improvement for the meet with a 46 second improvement in the 100 meter freestyle.) Makenna Fisk(11), Morgan Nichol(10), Katherine Ocsovai(12), Hannah Pearson(9), Dylan Pirrotta(16), Alivia Salema(10), Nolan Striker(9) and Madison Szmata(10).
The Marlins had a whopping 8 swimmers who reached the podium for age group aggregate medals. The gold medalists for the Marlins were in the 10 and under girls Alivia Salema(10), 12 and under girls Kleanza Cathers(11) (Kleanza also achieved her first AAA Provincial qualifying standard in the 11 and under 200 backstroke the week before at a time trial), and 15 and over girls Rachel Rice(15). Silver medalists for the Marlins were 14 and under girls Daphne Howell(13), and 15 and over boys Arthur Firmino(17). Bronze medalists for the Marlins were 12 and under girls Danika Howell(12), 14 and under girls Paige Collier(13) and 15 and over boys Kyler Corderio(15).


Salema thanked all the volunteers who were involved in the swim meet and all the sponsors of the meet. The next meet will be in Prince Rupert.