NEWS RELEASE · 6th June 2013
Kitimat Marlin Swim Club
The Kitimat Marlins Swim club sent a large team of 28 swimmers to attend the last regional swim meet of the swim season hosted by the Prince Rupert Rapids swim club. Teams from Terrace and Smithers were also in attendance. The Marlins swimmers had some excellent results with a whopping 9 swimmers reaching the podium for overall points aggregate scoring and a new AA Provincial qualifier. The Marlins finished a strong second in overall points behind host Prince Rupert.
In the 10 and under division Leah Desousa (10) took the gold medal for overall points for her results in her seven races. In the 11-12 girls Morgan Winterburn (12) took her first ever medal at a swim meet, a silver for overall points. In the 11-12 boys Gabriel Lamare (11) won his first ever medal at a swim meet a bronze medal for overall points. In the 13-14 girls division Raychel Davies (13) also took her first ever medal a bronze for overall points. Kleanza Cathers (13) took the silver medal in the divison. In the 13-14 boys Brander Pacheco continued to dominate the division with another gold medal performance for overall points. In the 15 and over girls division Robyn Alderman (16) took the bronze medal for overall points. In the 15 and over boys division Kyler Corderio (18) attending his last regional swim meet as he is graduating this year took the bronze medal. While University returni Arthur Firmino (19) took the gold medal in the division.
Achieving his first AA Provincial Qualifying time and punching his ticket to AA Provincial Champs in Victoria at the end of the month was Ethan Velho (12). Ethan achieved the time in the 12 year old boys 200 meter breaststroke.
Making the largest one swim improvement was Laurence Boucher (12) with a 47 second improvement in the 400 meter freestyle. She was also one of only two swimmers to do the tough task of achieving personal best times in all seven individual events. Vanessa Lamarre (13) also achieved 100 % personal best times in her seven races.