NEWS RELEASE · 10th May 2015
Kitimat Marlin Swim Club
The Kitimat marlins attended the prince Rupert regional swim meet over the weekend. The Kitimat pool is now entering its third month being closed from the strike. Less than 20 swimmers of the 65 marlins who started the year are still training but at a reduced amount in the terrace pool. That being said the swimmers who are training are doing great all things considered. Although the marlins only sent 12 swimmers to the swim meet they all did extremely well and helped the marlins to a second place overall finish. Prince Rupert finished first, terrace third and Smithers fourth respectively.
Adrianna Florit (10) became the sixth marlin this season to qualify for AAA provincials ( the highest provincial meet) Florit achieved the two qualifying times needed in the 11 and under 50 meter backstroke and 50 meter butterfly. Florit took the gold medal for overall points in the 10 and under girls division.
Also in the division younger sister Alexis Florit (9) took home the bronze medal.
Other medalist for the marlins-Jayden Johnston (10) took the gold medal for 10 and under boys, Charlotte collier took the gold in 11-12 girls division while teammate Leah Desousa took the silver. Alex Van Horne took the bronze medal in the 11-12 boys and Zachary Dumas took the silver medal in the 15 and over boys.
Achieving the tough task of swimming personal best times in all seven individual races were Angus Bathe, Emilie Krabes, Alexis Florit, Jayden Johnston and Marianne Trembley