Two swimmers earned medals at provincials

Three swimmers from Sylvan Lake Nauticals travelled to Calgary with Coach Trevor Burns


Three swimmers from Sylvan Lake Nauticals travelled to Calgary with Coach Trevor Burns to participate in the 2013 Speedo Age Group Provincial Championship swim meet, Mar. 1-3.

It was an exceptional meet and many milestones were achieved.

Elizabeth Moore (11) competed in the 11-12 year old age group and had an amazing weekend. She competed in seven races earning herself two silver medals and a bronze medal. Elizabeth qualified for six ‘A’ finals (which were the top eight finishers) and one ‘B’ final (which were the top 9-16 swimmers in prelims). She achieved her silver medals in the 50m and 200m breaststroke and the bronze medal in 100m breaststroke race. Elizabeth earned a 13 year old national time standard in 50m breaststroke, swimming a 36.13 race and a top 10 youth recognition award for her 100m breaststroke swim. She continued on with a strong finish placing fifth in 200m individual medley, seventh in 200m backstroke, eighth in 100m butterfly (getting a 13 year old ‘A’ time), and tenth in 100m backstroke (getting a 14 year old ‘A’ time). In all seven of her races she got personal best times and broke all seven of the club records. Elizabeth also qualified for the North vs. South dual swim camp and swim meet on the weekend of May 11-12. Way to go!

Amber Carson (14) had a fantastic weekend competing in the 13-14 year old age group. She swam her way to a bronze medal in 200m butterfly, taking off over two seconds to also achieve a new personal best and club record. In 100m butterfly, Amber achieved a Western time standard smashing her previous time and getting another personal best time and a club record. Amber also swam the 50m butterfly placing ninth (getting a Senior ‘A’ time), and breaking the five minute mark in 400m freestyle finishing 16 lengths of the pool in 4:57.63. Amber got personal best times and set club records in 50m, 100m, and lastly she swam the 50m backstroke and got a personal best time. Great job!

Michael Carson (11) qualified the previous weekend at trials and joined the girls for his first provincial swim meet. He competed in the 11 and under age group in seven races. Michael swam the 50 and 100m backstroke, 50 and 100m butterfly, 50 and 100m freestyle and the 100m breaststroke and achieved a personal best time in his 50m backstroke. Good job!