NEWS RELEASE · 27th November 2014
Kitimat Marlin Swim Club
The Kitimat marlins swim club had 21 swimmers attend the Prince George invitational swim meet over the weekend. There were over 200 swimmers from teams in Prince George, Williams Lake, Quesnel, Chetwyn, Fort Saint John, Smithers and terrace. The marlins had some great swims with many personal best times. A whopping 7 marlins took home medals.
Zachary Dumas (15) qualified for his first national level swim meet, western Canadian nationals by reaching the 16 and under time standard for it in the 200 Meter butterfly. He is now welcome to attend western nationals in Edmonton February of 2015. Dumas took the gold medal in overall points for the 14-15 boys category at the meet.
Kleanza Cathers (15) broke the points north (northwest BC region) record in the 15 and over girls 800 meter freestyle. Her time of 9:31 for the event shaved 1 second off the old mark set by former UBC alumni and BCrecord holder Stephanie Nichols from prince Rupert in 2001. Cathers made her third western national qualifying standard in the event and her fourth standard in the 200 meter freestyle on her way to a silver medal in the 14-15 girls division.
Hayden Dobbin (15) reached his first two AA provincial qualifying times in the 200 meter backstroke and 1500 meter freestyle. Dobbin is now welcome to attend the AA Provincial championships in Chilliwack this coming February. Dobbin took the silver medal for overall points in the 14-15 boys division.
In the 10 and under division there were no medals given for overall points but instead for two of the events, 200 meter freestyle and 200 meter individual medley.
Olivia Pearson (10) took the gold medal in the 200 freestyle and silver medal in the 200 im,
Adrianna Florit (10) took the silver medal in the 200 meter freestyle.
Ethan Velho (13) took the gold medal in the 12-13 boys for overall points.
Brander Pacheco (16) took the bronze medal in the 16 and over boys division for overall points.
Four swimmers accomplished the tough task of swimming personal best times in all 8 of their races. They were Kevin Bae, Kemper Weightman, Hayden Dobbin and Marianne Trembley.