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).

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