BY VINCE CARSON
Sylvan Lake Nauticals Swim Club sent seven swimmers to the Blue Bears Invitational swim meet in Edmonton Jan 17-19. 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 outstanding swims.
Eden Price earned best times in 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 DeJonge earned best times in 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 five finishes in five of her swims which was highlighted by the 100 Fly, where she finished second. Congratulations Zoe!
The 11-12 female age group was represented by Eliana Mulholland (12) and Elizabeth Moore (12).
Eliana Mulholland earned best times in 50, 100, 200 Free, 100 and 200 Breast, highlighted by a massive 57 second drop in her 200 Breast.
Elizabeth Moore had best times in 100, 200 Fly (both placing second), 200 Breast, 200 and 400 IM (each placing first). She set club records for 200 Breast, 200 IM, and 400 IM. Elizabeth also achieved a 15 and under Western Canadian Time and her 13 year old SC Age Group National Time for 200 Breast. Congrats on those big achievements!
The 11-12 male age group was represented by Michael Carson (12) who earned best times in 50, 100 Free, and 100 Back (where he dropped over 3 seconds).
The 15 & over age group was represented by Ann Duffy (15) and Amber Carson (15).
Ann Duffy earned best times in 100 Back, 100 Free and 200 Free where she dropped nearly 7 seconds.
Amber Carson earned best times in 100 Breast, 100 Back, and 200 IM. Amber also set club records for 100 Fly (placing 2nd) and 200 IM.
Coaches Sharon and Trevor Burns are very pleased that several of our swimmers are seeing the results of their hard work. Stay tuned for more results as Sylvan Lake Nauticals strive to achieve their goals.