Nauticals ended on high note at provincial championships

This is the end of a very long season for Sylvan Lake Nauticals competitive swim club. We ended on a high note for the swimmers.

Amber Carson in her 100 metre butterfly record breaking swim.

Amber Carson in her 100 metre butterfly record breaking swim.

This is the end of a very long season for Sylvan Lake Nauticals competitive swim club. We ended on a high note for the swimmers.

We took five qualified swimmers to the 2012 Alberta Long Course Age Group and Seniors Provincial Championships, at the Kinsmen Centre in Edmonton, July 5th-8th.

Elizabeth Moore (11) once again had a stellar weekend crushing club records in all her swims and also making finals in all of her swims. She swam the 200 IM and came 15th overall, her 50 back she finished 13th, her 100 back she finished 17th place and got a 12 year old provincial A time, 100 breast she finished ninth, 50 fly she finished 12th, 200 breast she finished seventh and in the 50 breast after prelims she was tied for 10th place and had to do a swim off to make it into the A finals. She did it taking 0.54 off her previous time to make it and finished ninth in the end. Elizabeth made the A finals in all her breast stroke events. We would like to also mention she was recognized as one of the top five swimmers in Alberta for the 10 and under swimmers in long course. Great season Elizabeth.

Erin Matthews (12) swam the 100 free, 100 breast, 50 fly, 200 breast, 50 back, 50 breast and 50 free style. Erin made it to the finals in her 50 metre freestyle and came in 17th place only 0.05 seconds off a club record. Erin took time off five out of seven swims and had a total combined time off of 20.87 seconds. In Erin’s 200 breast she took 18.25 seconds off and climbed a total of five spots over all. Awesome weekend Erin.

Amber Carson (13) swam the 50, 200 and 800 free style swims and the 50, 100 and 200 butterfly swims. Amber took time off five out of her six swims. She made it to the finals in the 100 fly finishing 17th and 200 butterfly finishing 12th. Amber also got club records in both of these swims. She took a combined total of 10.37 seconds off and climbed a combined total of 16 places in the standings. This girl can FLY!

Chase Murdoch (16) swam the 50 and 100 freestyle, 50 and 100 butterfly and 50 and 100 back stroke. Chase made it to the finals in the 50 fly finishing 22nd in the 15 and over category while placing seventh in Alberta for his age. He took time off of four out of six swims, breaking four club records. Chase took a total combined time of 1.87 seconds off and moved up an amazing 64 places overall in his swims. What a great way to finish the season.

Samantha Murdoch (18) swam the 50, 100, 200 and 400 freestyle swims and the 50, 100 and 200 backstroke swims. Sam took time off of two of the seven swims breaking two club records. Her combined total time off was 1.01 seconds and she moved up 38 places overall in the standings. What an accomplishment! Sam will be entering her second year of university in the fall and doesn’t think she will be able to keep up the swimming with her school work load and time spent volunteering. Great season Samantha and good luck in the future.

Good luck to Amber Carson and Elizabeth Moore who will both be attending the Alberta Summer Games the weekend of July 26-29 in Lethbridge. GO ZONE 4 GO!

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