The Sylvan Lake Nauticals Swim Club sent 5 qualified swimmers to Team Aquatic Supplies Age Group Trials North, at Millennium Place Pool, Sherwood Park, from Feb 21-23.
In the 10 & under age group, Eden Price (10) swam best times in her 50 back, 50 fly, and 50 breast, where she made the final and placed 7th. Eden continues to show great stroke technique in all of her swims.
Zoe DeJonge (10) had several more great swims, as she swam best times in her 50, 100 back 50, 100, 400 free, (placing 1st in each), 50 fly (placing 1st), and 100 IM (placing 3rd). Zoe also achieved 6 new provincial A times. Wow! Super Job Zoe!
In the 11-12 age group, Justice Fancie (11) swam best times in her 50, 100 back, 50, 100, and 200 free, highlighted by a 16 sec drop in her 200 IM (with another 11 year MQT).
Submitted by: Vince Carson
On February 13-16, the Sylvan Lake Nauticals Swim Club sent Chase Murdoch (17) Amber Carson (15) and Elizabeth Moore (12) to compete at Western Canadian Championships, at Canada Games Pool, New Westminster, BC.
Chase Murdoch, who swam in the men’s 17 & over category, had 3 outstanding swims. He swam 50 fly (dropping .6 sec and earning a new short course 17 & over Western Time), 100 Fly (dropping .78 sec and achieving another 17 & Western Time), and 200 IM (dropping 4.55 sec and achieving a 3rd 17 & over Western Canadian Time).
Amber Carson swam in the female 15 & under age group for her first Westerns experience. Amber swam the 50 fly, 100 Fly, and 200 Fly. Amber’s strongest swim was her 200 fly, where she finished 19th, and set a new club record.
The Sylvan Lake Nauticals Swim Club sent 20 swimmers to the Red Deer Catalina Valentine Invitational Meet on February 8-9. The ages of our group ranged from 8-15 year olds.
Our 10 & under girls were represented by Capri Fraser (8), Sarah McClelland (9), Molly Cocks (10), Leightan Yablonski (10), Eden Price (10), Mackenzie Siemens (10) and Zoe DeJonge (10).
The Sylvan Lake Swim Club sent 7 swimmers to the Blue Bears Invitational Swim Meet Jan 17-19 in Edmonton. Our small group earned several best times and top 10 finishes.
The 10 and under age group was represented by Eden Price (10) and Zoe DeJonge (10) who both had some outstanding swims. Eden earned best times in her 50, 100 (placing 9th), 400 free, 50, 100 Breast (placing 10th) and 200 IM, highlighted by her 400 free where she dropped an incredible 40 seconds. She also achieved an 11 year MQT (Meet Qualifying Time). Wow! What a swim!
Zoe earned best times in her 50, 100 free, 50, 100 Back, and 100 Fly where she achieved her Provincial A time, which qualifies her to attend Alberta Age Group Championships in March.
Zoe also had top 5 finishes in 5 of her swims which was highlighted by the 100 fly, where she finished 2nd. Congratulations Zoe!
The 11-12 female age group was represented by Eliana Mulholland (12), and Elizabeth Moore (12)
On November 23 and 24th 11 swimmers went to the Calgary Winter Club to compete. Callan Flanagan, Meagan Abram and Colby Walsh are new to the club and are taking to competition easily. Zoe DeJonge and Eden Price performed well at this meet. They are already qualified for Provincial trials and are working towards becoming Provincial Qualifiers by February. Mackenzie Siemens, Molly Cocks, Kora-Lynn Juneau, Sarah McClelland, Isaac Bahler and Justin St Germain demonstrated their dedication to doing well and are using their performance to establish new goals for the next round.
Go Sylvan !
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