NEWS RELEASE · 11th March 2015
Kitimat Marlin Swim Club
The kitimat marlins competed at the Smithers regional swim meet over the weekend. The terrace and prince rupert team were also in attendance. With some strong results from all marlins in attendance they were able to place a close second in overall points behind host Smithers who had double the amount of swimmers racing as kitimat.
Alex van Horne (11) reached his second AAA provincial qualifying standard in the 11 and under boys 50 meter butterfly. By reaching two time standards he now qualifies for the long course (50 meter pool) AAA Provincial championships which will be held in July in Victoria. Van Horne took the bronze medal for overall points in the 11-12 boys divison.
Other medal winners for the marlins were jayden Johnston (10)gold in the 10 and under boys and Angus Bathe (10) who took the bronze in the divison.
Olivia Pearson (10) took the silver medal for overall points in the 10-11 girls divison and older sister Hannah Pearson (12) took the silver medal in the 12-13 girls divison. Also in that divison Leah Desousa (12) took the bronze medal. The marlins also had two medal winners in the 13-14 boys with Nolan striker (14) taking the bronze and Ethan Velho (14) taking the gold. In the 14 and over girls Laurence Boucher(14) took the bronze medal while Brander Pacheco(16)took the gold medal in the 15 and over boys divison.
Swimmers who accomplished the tough task of swimming 100 % personal best times in all 6 of their races were Iris striker, Leah Desousa, Jayden Johnston, Alex Van Horne, Emilie Krabes and Ethan Velho.