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NEWS RELEASE · 20th April 2013
Kitimat Marlin Swim Club
The Kitimat Marlins Swim Club had 19 swimmers attend the Prince George Invitational Moose swim meet over the weekend. The swim meet was held in the Olympic distance 50 meter pool which was great experience for the Marlin swimmers many of whom have never swam in a 50 meter long pool before. The competition was fierce with over 300 swimmers competing with teams from Terrace, Prince Rupert, Smithers Prince George, Quenell, Williams Lake, Chetwyn, Fort St John and Grand Prairie. The Marlins took a very large chunk of the podium though with 5 swimmers taking medals.

The Marlins 10 and under girls continued to be a power house this season. Medals were given out for 10 and under swimmers for the 200 meter freestyle and 200 meter individual Medley events only. These events are among the most important for 10 and under swimmers as they encourage aerobic fitness and good technique for a longer race. In the 200 meter freestyle the Marlins swept the medals for the 10 and under girls. Leah Desousa (10) took the gold medal, Hannah Pearson (10) took the silver medal and Charlotte Collier (10) took the bronze medal respectively. In the 200 meter Individual Medley Leah Desousa again took the gold and Hannah Pearson again took the silver medal.

In the 13-14 boys division second year Marlin swimmer Brander Pacheco (14) took the gold medal for highest overall points in the division.

In the 13-14 girls division Marlin swimmer Kleanza Cathers(13) took the silver medal for overall points.

Robyn Alderman (16) achieved her first AA Provincial qualifying time in the 16 and over girls 100 meter breaststroke. Alderman is now welcome to compete at the AA Provincial Long Course (50 meter pool) Championships in Victoria in June.