Kitimat Marlins swimmers Alivia Salema and Zachary Dumas took part in the AA Provincial Long Course Swimming Championships in Victoria recently. The duo combined to win five medals.

Salema and Dumas splash to medal haul

Kitimat Marlins swim club members Alivia Salema and Zachary Dumas combined to win five medals.

The Kitimat Marlins swim club had two swimmers attend the AA Provincial Long Course (50 meter pool) swimming championships over the weekend at the Commonwealth Pool in Victoria. Competition was tight as 341 of BC best AA qualified swimmers were in attendance. The Marlin swimmers were up to the task though and came up with some impressive results.

Alivia Salema (12) who just aged up into the 12 year old age group a month ago took double gold in the 12 year old girl 400 and 800 meter freestyle. More importantly she achieved her first AAA Provincial qualifying standard in the 800 freestyle for the age group and will now attend the AAA Provincials in two weeks in Richmond. Salema also made two more finals (top 8) placing 4th in the 200 Individual Medley and 5th in the 200 meter backstroke.

Zachary Dumas (12) who continues to make impressive improvements after a full season out of the sport continued to impress as he medaled or made the finals in the 12 year old boy age group in all 5 of his individual swims. Dumas took silver in the 200 meter butterfly. More importantly, his time was his first ever AAA Provincial Qualifying time. He will now be able to attend the AAA Provincial Champs in two weeks in Richmond. Dumas also took the silver in the 200 meter freestyle, a bronze in the 200 Individual Medley and two 5th place finishes in the 100 and 200 backstroke.

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