NEWS RELEASE · 17th November 2015
Kitimat Marlin Swim Club
Sixteen year old KITIMAT marlin swimmer Zachary Dumas has qualified and will be attending the 2015 swim bc prospects camp this weekend in Kelowna. The camp is designed for the top 14-16 year old boys and girls in the province to further their development in the sport towards national and international levels. Over the two days the swimmers will work on improving their swim technique through world level coaching and videotaping. They will also have presentations in mental skills, nutrition and have a motivational presentation from Canadian Olympic medalist swimmer Brett Hayden.
Dumas qualified for the camp by being one of the top 8 sixteen year old boys in the province. The camp selects the fastest sprint freestyle, distance freestyle, breaststroke, butterfly, backstroke and individual medley 16 year old boys swimmers in the province. It also selects two wild card swimmers for the next two fastest 16 year old boys regardless of stroke. With Dumas taking a bronze medal in the 400 meter individual medley and a top 8 finish in the 200 meter IM at last summers BC provincial swim champs Dumas took one of the wildcard spots. Swim BC will provide $500 to help Dumas travel to the camp.
Dumas had a breakthrough season in his swimming last season with many pool and regional records as well as many top 8 finishes at provincial champs and top 16 finishes at western nationals. Dumas is training hard this season and looks to continue on his success from last season. He has already taken the gold medal for overall points at the first regional swim meet in the season in Prince Rupert last month.