NEWS RELEASE · 8th July 2015
Kitimat Marlin Swim Club
The Kitimat Marlins swim club had three swimmers in attendance for the BC AAA Long course (50 meter pool) swimming championships in Victoria over the weekend. The bc championships had 720 of the best swimmers from around bc and the Yukon in attendance.
Only three of the 6 Marlins who qualified for the meet were in attendance due to the Kitimat swim pool closure in late March that is ongoing. The three who attended all made big sacrifices since april. They all moved to other communities and swim clubs to continue their training away from their families and changing schools.
Zachary Dumas had his most successful swim meet ever. He competed in the boys 14-15 category. In the 400 meter individual medley Dumas achieved his second Canadian age group national time and broke the 22 year old northwest regional record for 15 and over boys held by former bc record holder in breaststroke john stamhuis. Shaving one second off the record. In the final Dumas shaved another 3 seconds off the time and achieved his first ever AAA provincial medal a bronze. His time is currently the 4 fastest time in Canada for his age group. Dumas was not done he also broke the regional record in the 1500 meter freestyle shaving 5 seconds off the old record held by Marlins alumni kyler corderio from 2012. It was also Dumas third Canadian age group national time which fully qualifies him to attend age group nationals later this month. Dumas finished 7th in the event. Dumas also made the A final (top 8) in the 200 fly with a 5th place finish and two B final results (finals for 9-16 placing) 10 th place finishes in the 200 Im and 400 free.
Kleanza cathers competing in the 14/15 girls category swam to personal best times in four out of five events and made the b final in four events. She swam to a 11th place finish in the 400 free. 12th place in the 400 im, 13th in the 200 free and 14th in the 800 free.
Alivia Soares also competed in the 14/15 girls division. Soares had her best result in the 400 IM finishing 22nd in a personal best time.