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NEWS RELEASE · 12th March 2013
Kitimat Marlin Swim Club
The Kitimat Marlins had 4 swimmers in Victoria over the weekend competing at the AAA Provincial Short Course (25 meter pool) swimming championships. The AAA Championships is the highest Provincial age group swimming competition with 650 of the best BC swimmers aged 11-18 in attendance. The Marlins swimmers had some excellent swims with all four swimmers placing at or near the top of their respective age categories.

Alivia Salema (12) had an incredible swim in the 12 year old girls distance swim the 800 meter freestyle. Her entry time was ranked 6th going in but with a 25 second improvement she came out AAA Provincial Champ taking the gold medal in the event. Salema also took the bronze medal in the 200 and 400 meter freestyle and placed 5th in the 400 Individual Medley. Her times in the 400 freestyle, 800 freestyle and 400 Im made the tough age group national qualifying time for the 12 year old girl category. Salema swam 100 % personal best times in all 5 of her races.

Brander Pacheco (14) achieved his first age group national qualifying time in the 14 year old boy’s 200 meter butterfly. His time placed him 6th in the final of the event for 14 year old boys. Pacheco also placed 8th in the 100 meter butterfly and swam to 100 % personal best times in all 5 of his events.

Kleanza Cathers (13) competing in the girls 13 year old girl category also place in the top 10 in the province with a 9th place finish in the 400 meter freestyle.

Kyler Cordeiro (17) competing in the toughest division the boys 16-18 age group. With many first year university swimmers competing in the division Cordeiro had his best result in the boys distance event the 1500 meter freestyle placing 17th overall in the event.