Nauticals swam well at Calgary meet

Sylvan Lake Nauticals participated at the Calgary Cascade Swimming International Meet May 31 to June 1.

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Sylvan Lake Nauticals participated at the Calgary Cascade Swimming International Meet May 31 to June 1.

Coach Trevor Burns and swimmer Elizabeth Moore, 13, attended the four-day meet with Moore competing in a total of eight races. This made for long days as there were finals in the evening as well.

Out of the eight races she competed in, Moore made seven finals swimming a total of 15 times over four days.

She had a very successful weekend earning six personal best times and six club records. Highlights of the weekend included getting a 15-year-old national qualifying time in 100m breaststroke, and a 13-year-old national qualifying time in 50m backstroke. Moore also earned a 15-and-under western qualifying time in 50m butterfly, and a 16-and-over western qualifying time in 50m breaststroke. These qualifying times open up the doors for Moore to compete at the next higher level of swimming competition in Alberta and Canada.

Chase Murdoch, 17, attended Saturday and Sunday competing in four events in the 16-and-over age category. This was a tough age group as there were competitors from ages 16 up to 20+ years old. Murdoch swam the 100m freestyle, 100m backstroke, 100m butterfly and 200m individual medley. He qualified for three finals and earned a personal best time while setting a new club record in the 100m butterfly.

The next big meet for these two swimmers is July 3 to 6, when they travel to Edmonton to compete at the Speedo Alberta Age Group and Senior Championships. They will be joined by Zoe DeJonge, 10.

Good luck to you all!