NEWS RELEASE · 24th July 2014
Kitimat Marlin Swim Club
The Kitimat marlins swim club had six swimmers representing northwest bc at the 2014 bc summer games in nanaimo. There were 13 swimmers total from the northwest region at the games. To qualify for the games swimmers had to be the fastest swimmers aged 12-15 in their region who were not qualified for canadian western national championships or a higher level.
Zachary Dumas lead the way with a gold in the 1500 meter freestyle. It was a great race with only 4/100 s of a second separating Dumas from the silver medalist swimmer from trail bc in this gruelling 60 length race. Dumas also took two silver medals in the 400 im and 200 fly and made the finals (top 8 race again for medals each evening) in all his other events placing 5th in the 400 freestyle and 200 im, 6th in the 100 butterfly and 200backstroke. Dumas also helped the regional relays. The medley relay finished 5th while the freestyle relay finished 7th.
Also helping out the boys regional relays was marlin swimmer Hayden dobbin. Dobbin had some big personal best times at the swim meet. Dobbin had his highest individual placing in the 1500 meter freestyle placing 11th overall.
Laurence Boucher had her best result in the 800 free placing 24th and helped out the regions freestyle relay to an 8th place finish.
Morgan winterburn had her best results in the 100 Meter backstroke with a 26th placing. She also helped the regional medley relay to a 7th place finish.
Also on the medley relay for the marlins were Madisen Szmata and Vanessa Lamarre. Lamarre had her best individual result in the 200 backstroke placing 31 while Szmata had hers in the 100 breaststroke placing 37th.