Alivia Salema

Marlins splash to medals

Four members of the Kitimat Marlins Swim Club competed at the provincial championships

The Kitimat Marlins had four of its 6 AAA Provincial qualified swimmers attend the AAA Provincial Long Course (50 meter pool) swimming championships in Richmond. As always when attending Provincial and National level meets they joined qualified swimmers from Smithers and Prince Rupert as part of the Points North swim team. Six hundred and forty of the best swimmers of all ages from around the province were in attendance making for some extremely tough competition.

With stronger results and more AAA qualified swimmers from around the region for the first time in many, many years Points North fielded relay teams in both the 12 and under girls and 12 and under boys divisions. Zachary Dumas (12) from the Marlins in his first ever AAA Provincial meet joined with Liam McChesney, and Trey Kish from Prince Rupert as well as Luke Baraduci from Smithers to bring home Bronze medals in the 12 and under boys 200 meter Medley Relay, 200 meter and 800 meter freestyle relays. Alivia Salema (12) and Kleanza Cathers (12) from the Marlins joined with Avery Movald and Amy Leighton from Prince Rupert to win silver in the 12 and under girls 800 meter freestyle relay.

Kleanza Cathers (12) competing in the 12 year old girls division had four top 8 finishes (top 8 swimmers in each event make the finals) Her strongest result came in the 200 meter backstroke, a 5th place finish in the finals. It was Cathers best result ever at a AAA Provincial Championships. She also placed 7th in the 400 meter, 800 meter and 2 km open water freestyle events.

First year competitive swimmer Brander Pacheco (13) continued to have outstanding results for a swimmer who is brand new to the sport as he made the finals (top 8 overall) in two events in the 13 year old boy division. Pacheco finishing 6th in the 100 butterfly and 7th in the 200 butterfly respectively.

After coming back to the sport after a one year hiatus Zachary Dumas (12) continued to impress with two top 8 finishes in the 12 year old boy division. Dumas finished 7th in the 100 meter butterfly and 8th in the 200 meter butterfly.

In the bottom of her age group Alivia Salema (12) competing in the 12 year old girl division had two top 8 finishes with 8th place finishes in the 800 meter freestyle and 2 km open water swims.

 

Just Posted

Cable Car quarry to go ahead

A second application for a quarry on Kitamaat Village Road is underway

Heavy rains threatened operations at Rio Tinto

Situation aggravated by the washout of the PNG gas pipeline

Ross backs Wilkinson for head of BC Liberals

“As an urbanite, he’s very aware of the issues that are important to rural people.” - Ross

Amendments will prevent unreasonable rent increases

The amendments would improve the rights of renters throughout the province.

VIDEO: Researchers rely on drones to survey aftermath of B.C. wildfires

UBC researchers are using aerial drones to study the historic 2017 wildfires in the province

VIDEO: Average Canadian food bill to rise by $348 in 2018

Atlantic Canada and B.C. will see the most increases for consumers

Owl found dead after eating rat poison leaves B.C. woman concerned

After finding the owl on her Surrey property, Christine Trozzo says the poison is a concern for kids

Change to CPP death benefit panned as insufficient to cover funeral costs

Funeral Services Association of Canada lobbied governments to raise the value to $3,580

#MeToo at work: Employers play a role in fixing culture of sexual harassment

B.C. workplaces are getting ahead of being the next MeToo debacle, calling on experts to train staff

New real estate rule will hurt Kitimat market

“I feel I have been robbed of what I have been good at for the past nine years”

B.C. woman brain injured in crash as a baby gets $1.1 million in damages

Trial heard the woman was 16 months old, being carried by her mother when they were both hit

Court denies WestJet’s bid to toss out discrimination lawsuit of former worker

Mandalena Lewis is suing WestJet over allegations of gender-based discrimination

VIDEO: 3 months later, rescued sea lion released back into ocean

The young animal was found in Campbell River three months ago

Sagmoen neighbours recall alleged hammer attack

Woman was screaming outside Maple Ridge townhouse in 2013

Most Read