Moore puts in solid performance at Western Canadian Open

Elizabeth Moore of the Sylvan Lake Nauticals swim club competed at the 2015 Western Canadian Open in Edmonton Feb. 19 to 22.

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Elizabeth Moore of the Sylvan Lake Nauticals swim club competed at the 2015 Western Canadian Open in Edmonton Feb. 19 to 22.

Moore, 13, competed in the 15-and-under age group against swimmers from Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. She had seven qualifying times for the meet and was given one bonus swim, allowing her to compete in eight races over the weekend.

Moore swam the 50m, 100m and 200m butterfly, bettering her time in the 50m race and earning a 14-year-old national qualifying time and a new 15-and-under western qualifying time. She also swam the 50m, 100m and 200m breaststroke, making finals in all three. In the breaststroke, she placed 12th in the 50m, 11th in the 200m and sixth in the 100m, swimming personal best times in all three events and earning a Top 10 swimmer award for 14-year-olds in the 100m breaststroke.

The last events Moore competed in were the 50m backstroke, in which she swam a personal best time and earned a 14-year-old national qualifying time as well, and the 200m individual medley. She qualified for finals and earned a personal best time in that swim as well.