Six swimmers participated in age group trials; Carson earned gold

Sylvan Lake Nauticals swim coaches Trevor and Sharon Burns took our six qualified swimmers to Sherwood Park

Sylvan Lake Nauticals swim coaches Trevor and Sharon Burns took our six qualified swimmers to Sherwood Park for the 2013 Team Aquatics regional age group Trials, on Feb. 22-24, with the hopes of having these kids get their provincial A times in order to attend the 2013 Provincials in Calgary Mar. 1-3.

All five of our girls who qualified for trials were in the 10 and under category.

Asha Weaver got two personal best times with her best swim being the 100m freestyle taking a total of three seconds off.

Avery Burgar had a great weekend getting a ‘B’ qualifying time in 50m freestyle swim and three personal best times.

Eden Price had another amazing meet getting five personal best times; her best swim was the 200m Individual Medley in which she took off one minute and eight seconds.

Emily Girard also had a super weekend getting three personal best times and making finals in two of her events. Her best swim was the 100m backstroke — in prelims she took of one second and then in finals she took off another three seconds. She placed fifth in 50m freestyle, fourth in 400m freestyle and eighth in 100m backstoke.

Zoe DeJonge also had a great meet getting five personal best times and getting ‘B’ qualifying times in both 100m backstroke and 100m Individual Medley.

In the 12 and under boys age group we had our lone male swimmer, Michael Carson. This was a truly outstanding weekend for Michael. He earned four personal best times, set two new club records, was in finals for four events, and placed top 10 in five of his swims. He placed tenth in 100m Individual Medley , ninth in 50m breaststroke, seventh in 800m freestyle. In the 200m freestyle he got a 11 yr. old ‘B’ time, in 50m butterfly he got a bronze medal and a 12 yr. old ‘B’ time. His proudest moment was in 100m butterfly in which he finished first in the finals getting the gold medal and earning himself a provincial ‘A’ time.

Michael Carson will be joining the previously qualified Amber Carson and Elizabeth Moore in Calgary for the 2013 Short Course Swimming Provincials Mar. 1-3. Good luck to those three swimmers!