Submitted – Special to Sylvan Lake News
On Oct 27 the Sylvan Lake Nauticals swim club hosted its annual swim meet.
Sylvan Lake was represented by 49 swimmers, Red Deer had 41, Olds with six, Rocky Mountain House sent 12, and Three Hill swim club brought three swimmers.
Tim Hortons was a fantastic sponsor, feeding all 111 swimmers, coaches and officials. It was also Cole Matthews’ 10th birthday and lucky him he got a swim meet to attend for his party.
In the eight and under category, Isaac Bahler won three silvers and a bronze; Chrystal Munroe got a fifth; Chloe Snyder won three bronzes and a sixth; and they all set personal best times (PB). Capri Fraser earned a silver medal; Leightan Yablonski got two golds, a silver and a bronze medal. Both of these girls and Sarah McClelland all set PBs. Shelby-Lynn Battenfelder got a fourth; Blake Carson got two bronzes and a two fifth places; Gracie Langford got a sixth; Claire Weberg got a fifth place; and these four, along with Taylor Lunde and Ava Pusztai all set two personal best times. Getting one PB was Justin St. Germain.
In the nine- and 10-year-old age group, Asha Weaver earned a silver, bronze and fourth and fifth place finishes; Zoe DeJonge got a silver, and a fifth and sixth; Emily Girard got two golds, a bronze and fourth; and Eliana Mulholland got two silvers, two bronze medals. All of them, along with Allyne Siminot, Justice Fancie and Kristin Sandberg set four PBs .
Avery Burger placed with two fifths and one sixth; Kora-lynn Juneau placed sixth twice; Cole Matthews got a gold, silver, bronze and fourth. Also joining these swimmers achieving three PBs were Molly Cocks, Hayley Nixon and Sydney Nixon. Sam Jones got a fourth and fifth place; Brayden Lukash placed fifth; Eden Price, third; Owen Prier second and sixth; Mackenzie Siemens, second and fifth places. These swimmers and Megan Luchak and Taylor Pangracs all got two PBs. Getting one PB was Paris Ouellette.
The 11- and 12-year-old age group was represented with Kyla Bancroft getting three silvers and fourth; Sydney Bouvette, two silvers and two fourths; Tyler Brayden-Morris with a fourth and a sixth; Jordan Smith, a fifth and two sixths; and they all got four PBs as well. Michael Carson with a gold and two silvers and fourth, Kacey Joseph with two silvers and a bronze, along with Jayna Keast, got three PBs. Getting one PB was Max Prier.
The last group was the old timers for the meet, the 13- and14-year-old group. Taylor Nixon earned a silver, a fourth and a sixth, and set three PBs. Tatam Lavallee won a silver, bronze, a fourth and a fifth; Lexi Sparrow got two silvers and two bronze medals. Amber Carson got gold medals in all four events. She also broke four club records. All three swimmers achieved two PBs. Erin Matthews brought home three golds and a silver; and Ann Duffy got one gold and three silver medals.
Congratulations to all swimmers.
Good luck to all swimmers attending the Poppy Meet in Edmonton Nov 3 and 4.