Sylvan Lake swimmer heading to Pan Pacific Championships

Sylvan Lake swimmer heading to Pan Pacific Championships

Elizabeth Moore will be competing at the games in Fiji Aug. 23-26.

Sylvan Lake’s Elizabeth Moore, a member of the Red Deer Catalina Swim Club, will be representing Canada at the Junior Pan Pacific Championships in Fiji, Aug. 23-26.

Elizabeth qualified for the team in the 100 meter breaststroke, and 200 meter breaststroke events at the Canadian Trials this past month in Edmonton. The Canadian Trials involved the best swimmers from across Canada competing for spots on both the Senior and Junior Pan Pacific teams. Moore earned her spot by going under the time standard in both breaststroke events and finishing ninth overall in the 100 meter, and eigth in the 200.

Qualifiers for the Junior team had to wait until after the last day of competition before finding out if they had been selected for the team.

“I was very nervous going into my last final on Sunday,” said Moore. “I knew I had to put down a good time to get on the team. I’m very happy that I did, it’s great to be able to represent Canada.”

Moore will be one of 30 swimmers attending the meet, and one of seven selected from Alberta.

Prior to her training in Red Deer, Elizabeth trained with the Sylvan Lake Swim Club for several years.

Swimming Canada will be posting results throughout the competition at https://swimming.ca