by Pam Moore – Special to Sylvan Lake News
While Sylvan Lake Nauticals battled it out at their home swim meet the weekend of Oct. 27 two swimmers from the club took to the road to compete at the 36th annual Saskatoon Goldfin’s swim meet.
Elizabeth Moore (11) and Chase Murdoch (16) rocked the pool throughout the weekend.
Friday, Chase started the meet by breaking club records, making provincial “A” qualifying times and getting personal best times. He swam his way into finals that night breaking his own records and placing sixth in the 100m freestyle and eighth in the 100m backstroke.
Elizabeth followed suit breaking club records, making provincial “A” qualifying times, getting personal best times and placing first in the 200m breaststroke and third in the 200m individual medley during finals.
Saturday was yet another successful day as both Chase and Elizabeth excelled in the pool.
Chase placed seventh in the 100m butterfly and second in the 50m freestyle earning two more personal best times and two more “A” times.
Elizabeth made it into finals in the 100m breaststroke placing second and placing fifth in the 50m freestyle while earning herself two more personal best times.
Going into day three of the meet the swimmers were not tired but continued their strong performance.
Chase placed fifth in the 50m backstroke, sixth in the 50m breaststroke, and second in the 50m butterfly.
Elizabeth also had a great finish placing third in the 50m backstroke, first in the 50m breaststroke and third in the 50m butterfly.
Chase set a total of nine club records, five “A” provincial qualifying times and 10 personal best time swims and Elizabeth set six club records, eight “A” provincial qualifying times and 10 personal best times.
What a weekend for these two swimmers!