Two Sylvan Lake Nauticals competed at the 2014 Speedo Alberta Age Group Championships Mar. 6 to 8 in the 25m pool at the Talisman Sports Centre in Calgary.
Joining Coach Trevor Burns were Elizabeth Moore (12) and Zoe DeJonge (10).
Moore had a fantastic weekend of swimming and accomplished many milestones.
She competed in seven events and qualified for all seven finals in the 11-12 year old age group.
She took a gold medal in the 50m breaststroke, getting a personal best time and club record as well. She also won a gold medal in the 100m individual medley (one length of each of the four strokes) getting another personal best and club record and a senior (16 and over) provincial time.
She earned three silver medals — in 100m breaststroke, 200m breaststroke, and 200m individual medley.
She earned two bronze medals in her other two events.
In the 50m butterfly, in which she swam a personal best time, she got the club record and earned a 13 year old national time.
Her other bronze medal was in the 100m butterfly, where she got a personal best time, club record and a 13 year old national qualifying time.
She has now earned six national times and qualifies to swim in those events at the 2014 Canadian Age Group National Championships in Winnipeg in July.
She was also awarded a top 10 swimmer recognition award for her times in the 100m and 200m breaststroke, 100m butterfly and the 200m individual medley.
Keep up the great work, Elizabeth!
Zoe DeJonge had a great weekend as a first time attendee for short course provincials.
She competed in seven events and qualified for five finals in the 10 and under age group.
She received personal best times in the 100m backstroke placing seventh, 100m freestyle placing sixth, 200m freestyle placing seventh, 50m butterfly placing seventh, and the 200m individual medley placing eighth.
In her other two events, the 100m butterfly, she swam a personal best placing ninth, and the 50m freestyle she placed eleventh.
Great job, Zoe!
One of the highlights of the meet was that these two swimmers earned 305 points between them to place second for the most points overall for small clubs (49 or less registered competitive swimmers).
Pretty impressive! Keep up the good work!