NEWS RELEASE · 18th February 2013
Kitimat Marlin Swim Club
The four qualified Kitimat Marlins Swim Club swimmers attended the AA short course ((25 meter pool) Swim Provincials over the weekend in Surrey and had some exceptional results. All four swimmers had big personal best times and placed well among the almost 400 swimmers from 49 different BC clubs in attendance.
Second year swimmer Ben Anker (14) lead the way for the Marlins. Anker achieved three gold’s in the 14 year old boy 100 and 200 meter backstroke and the 200 meter breaststroke. Anker finalled (top 8) in the 100 meter breaststroke placing 6th respectively. Anker also achieved his first AAA Provincial time in the 14 year old boy 200 meter backstroke. Anker will now be allowed to compete at the AAA Provincials championships short course (25 meter pool) in Victoria in three weeks and long course (50 meter pool) in July in Vancouver.
Raychel Davies (12) finalled in 3 events in the 12 year old girl’s category. Davies placed 6th in the 200 butterfly, 6th in the 800 freestyle and 8th in the 400 freestyle. Davies also achieved the AA standard for the next age group up, 13 year old girls, in the 800 meter freestyle.
Madisen Szmata (11) competing in the 11 and under category swam to 4 out of 5 personal best times with her best results coming in the 50 freestyle and 400 freestyle. She placed 14th overall for these events respectively.
Morgan Winterburn (12) swam to personal best times in all 5 of her races while competing in the 12 year old girls division. Winterburn’s best result came in the 400 freestyle, a 19th place finish.
Comment by EW on 18th February 2013
Great job guys!!