Sylvan Lake Nauticals Coach Trevor Burns took our one Western qualifier, Chase Murdoch (16), to Saskatoon for the four-day Western Canadian Championship meet on the weekend of Feb. 14-17.
Close to 500 of the top swimmers, ranging in age from 12-45 years old, competed from 63 clubs in Western Canada and the Northwest Territories.
Chase swam the 50m butterfly in 27.38 seconds moving him up a placing in the meet and up to fifth place ranking in Alberta/NWT for his age group! He also swam the 100m freestyle swimming a 56.48. Coach Trevor was very pleased with this as he took over a second off his seed time moving him up three placings in the meet.
While Chase was in Saskatoon the club hosted a time trial on Valentine’s Day (held for kids close to their Meet Qualifying Times to get to regionals). We had 14 youngsters swim with most of them trying to qualify for regionals and we had three who accomplished their goal.
Great job to Eden Price (9), Avery Burgar (10) and Asha Weaver (10). They joined Emily Girard (10), Zoe DeJonge (10) and Michael Carson (11) in Sherwood Park the weekend of February 23-24.