Ex-Marlin swimmers still making Kitimat proud

Dumas, Firmino, Soares and Cathers

Four ex-Kitimat Marlin swimmers currently swimming competitively in college and university this year had their season-ending swim meets recently.

Zachary Dumas, Arthur Firmino, Alivia Soares and Kleanza Cathers swam competitively with the Marlins in their youth.

Zachary Dumas and Arthur Firmino, swimming for the University of Victoria Vikings, both qualified and attended Canada’s highest level university meet in Canada, the Canadian University Swim Championships held in Vancouver.

Dumas had his best result in the 1,500-meter freestyle finishing 17th overall. Arthur Firmino had his best results in the 200-meter breaststroke finishing 20th overall.

Alivia Soares, who swims with the NCAA Division 1 Northern Iowa Panthers, had her season-ending swim meet, the Missouri Valley Conference Swim Championships held in Columbia, OH. Soares swam to all personal best times and had her best placing in the 400 individual medley and 200 breaststroke placing 13th.

Kleanza Cathers swims with the NCAA Division 2 Barton College Bulldogs in Wilson, North Carolina. She competed in her year-end meet, the Carolina Conference Swim Championships held in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Cathers swam to all personal best times and won all three of her events (200-yard backstroke, 400 IM and the 1,000 freestyle). She also took home co-MVP honours for her results at the meet.

Sports news? Email the newsroom

Visit our Facebook page

Typos? Email the editor!


Just Posted

First Nations given max compensation for Ottawa’s child-welfare discrimination

2016 ruling said feds didn’t give same funding for on-reserve kids as was given to off-reserve kids

Power restored to 120,000 customers after northern B.C. transmission failure

Lightning is suspected to be the cause of the outage, says BC Hydro

Kitimat fire department halts JFJV Labour Day weekend waste burning

Fire chief says tighter controls are now in place

Three people wanted on warrants

Terrace RCMP asking for public’s help

Belgian man linked as possible missing kayaker in Nass River

Family pleads on Facebook for more information

VIDEO: Vancouver Island mayor details emergency response after fatal bus crash

Sharie Minions says she is ‘appalled’ by condition of road where bus crashed

Conservatives promise tax cut that they say will address Liberal increases

Scheer says the cut would apply to the lowest income bracket

B.C. VIEWS: Cutting wood waste produces some bleeding

Value-added industry slowly grows as big sawmills close

Fewer trees, higher costs blamed for devastating downturn in B.C. forestry

Some say the high cost of logs is the major cause of the industry’s decline in B.C.

Federal food safety watchdog says batch of baby formula recalled

The agency says it’s conducting a food safety investigation

UVic president offers condolences after two students killed in bus crash

‘We also grieve with those closest to these members of our campus community,’ Cassels says

Coming Home: B.C. fire chief and disaster dog return from hurricane-ravaged Bahamas

The pair spent roughly one week on Great Abaco Island assisting in relief efforts

Newcomer Ferland lines up with sniper Pettersson as Vancouver Canucks camp opens

Ferland provides more depth and a scoring threat up front, Pettersson says

Intelligence official charged seemed to be ‘exemplar of discretion’: UBC professor

Professor Paul Evans says he served on Cameron Ortis’s doctoral dissertation committee

Most Read