Kitimat Marlins show well at Prince George invitational

Kitimat swimmers represented their town well at a swim meet in Prince George earlier in April.

The Kitimat Marlins had 23 swimmers attend the annual Prince George Long Course (50 meter pool) invitational swim meet.

Competition was extremely tough with 300 swimmers in attendance from Prince George, Chetwyn, Tumbler Ridge, Fort St John, Grand Prairie, Kamloops, Quesnel, Williams Lake, Smithers, Terrace and Prince Rupert also in attendance.

The Marlins held their own though and competed well.

Alivia Soares (13) had a great meet and took the gold medal for overall points in the 12-13 year old girl division.

Brander Pacheco (15) also had an excellent swim meet and took the silver medal for overall points in the 14 -15 boys division.

Laurence Boucher (13) achieved her first AA Provincial qualifying standard in 50 meter freestyle while leading off the team relay.

If she qualifies for one more swim event she will be eligible to compete at the AA Provincial Championships (long course) in Victoria late June.

Annika Desousa (9) had the largest one swim improvement for the Marlins, a 43 second improvement in the 100 meter freestyle.

Accomplishing the tough task of swimming long course personal best times in all their events were Charlotte Collier (11), Annika Desousa (9), Leah Desousa (11), Hayden Dobbin (14), Zachary Dumas (14), Gabriel Lamarre (12), Hannah Pearson (11), Olivia Pearson (9), Nolan Striker (13), Ethan Velho (13), Kemper Weightman (9) and Morgan Winterburn (13).

– Submitted


Just Posted

Gwaii Haanas celebrates new Land-Sea-People plan

Forty per cent of Gwaii Haanas marine areas protected under new, integrated plan

Kitimat arena closed until further notice due to chilling system malfunction

Saturday night’s Terrace River Kings and Kitimat Ice Demons game was cancelled as a result

Northwest Regional Airport traffic increases

LNG announcement has sparked interest

Study being conducted on proposed railyard

Facility could offload up to 60 rail cars of propane daily

Police aim to prevent retaliation after Hells Angel found dead under B.C. bridge

IHIT confirms Chad Wilson, 43, was the victim of a ‘targeted’ homicide

731,000 Canadians going into debt to buy prescription drugs: UBC

Millennials and those without private coverage were more likely to borrow money

Pot users, investors need to be vigilant at Canada-U.S. border

U.S. authorities say anyone who admits to having used pot before it became legal could be barred

Shirtless stranger loomed over couch and started stabbing, bloody B.C. murder trial hears

Colin John pleads not guilty as trial opens in 2016 Chemainus murder case

Late 2019 too long to wait for ridesharing: B.C. Conservatives

“While the rest of the world is embracing this transportation revolution, B.C. is only now staggering slowly toward legislation on a business model that’s been mainstreamed for over a decade in other jurisdictions.”

ICBC warns shoppers of the high-accident season at mall parking lots

Over 150,000 accidents happened during the holiday season last year

No deal in sight: Canada Post warns of delivery delays into January

Union holds fifth week of rotating strikes as both sides remain apart on contract negotiations

COLUMN: Higher interest rates will slow B.C. economy after ‘unusually robust’ show

Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC

Jason Aldean, Old Dominion to headline Merritt’s Rockin’ River concerts next summer

Four-day music festival at Coldwater River from Aug. 1 to 4

Most Read