Nolen Knox and Lucas Johnston. Photo supplied

Nolen and Lucas fly the Marlins flag

The Kitimat Marlins Swim Club had two swimmers competing at this year’s AA provincial long course (50 metre pool) championships in Richmond over the June 24th weekend.

To qualify for the meet, swimmers had to reach two AA Provincial swim racing time standards and be qualified in less than three AAA Provincial time standards.

Nolen Knox (13), competing in the 12 to 13 boys had a great swim meet, took home a gold medal in the 400 metre freestyle and a silver medal in the 200 metre freestyle.

In both events he reached the AAA Provincial qualifying times. As Knox already had two AAA qualifying times coming into the meet in the 100 and 200 metre butterfly, he has now qualified for the AAA Provincial championships in Kamloops at the beginning of July.

To qualify for AAA Provincials, swimmers must reach the qualifying standards in three swim events. Knox also took the silver medal in the 200 metre fly and a bronze medal in the 100 metre fly.

He reached the final (top eight) in the 1,500 metre freestyle finishing sixth and placed seventh in the 100 metre freestyle.

Lucas Johnston (10) was competing in his first Provincial championships in the 11 and under boys division.

Johnston had his best result in the 200 freestyle making the finals and placing eighth overall.