Catalina swimmers medal and set records at Western Canadian Championships

Kyla Leibel led the Red Deer Catalina Swim Club to another strong showing at the Western Canadian Swimming Championships from April 11-14.

Leibel, 17, was one of 15 Catalina swimmers at Westerns and collected three gold medals at the event in Edmonton. She earned wins in the 50 and 100 metre freestyle, as well as the 50m butterfly. Elizabeth Moore, 17, of Sylvan Lake earned silver in the 200m breaststroke in a time of 2:34.95.

Liebel and Moore also combined with Claire Halford and Brooklyn Wiens for a silver medal performance in the 400m medley relay.

Murray Duncan, Owen Halford, Morgan Johannson, Delaney Lehman, and Logan Lopaschuk also all qualified for finals in their first appearance at Westerns. Lopashcuk had a top 10 finish in the 100m butterfly, while Johannson earned top 10 spots in each of the 100m backstroke, 100m freestyle and 50m freestyle.

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