Catalinas win 15 medals at Edmonton Keyano Meet

Led by Josh Young and Recbecca Smith, the Red Deer Catalina Swim Club snared 15 medals at the Edmonton Keyano Meet during the weekend. Young broke the provincial record in the 50-metre breaststroke (33.04 seconds) and earned gold medals and broke meet records in the 100m and 200m breaststroke events and finished with a silver in the 200m freestyle and a bronze in the 100m butterfly.

Led by Josh Young and Recbecca Smith, the Red Deer Catalina Swim Club snared 15 medals at the Edmonton Keyano Meet during the weekend.

Young broke the provincial record in the 50-metre breaststroke (33.04 seconds) and earned gold medals and broke meet records in the 100m and 200m breaststroke events and finished with a silver in the 200m freestyle and a bronze in the 100m butterfly.

Smith placed first in the 50m freestyle and won a silver medal in the 200m free and a bronze in the 100m butterfly.

Teammates Halle Loyek (bronze, 50m free), Madalyn Smith (silver, 50m breast), Kristen Trepanier (silver, 100m ‘fly), Breanna Manzel (bronze, 100m breast), Emma MacDermaid (silver, 800m free, 100m free), and Marshal Parker (silver, 100m free), as well as the medley relay team of Rebecca Smith, Menzel, MacDermaid and Kennedy Townsend (bronze), also earned spots on the podium.

The team is now preparing for the summer competition season, including the Freeze or Fry meet in June at the Red Deer Rec Centre pool as well as the provincials, age group nationals and senior nationals.

Meanwhile 40 members of the club attended a meet in Lethbridge with Jaleesa Zaparniuk also got a new A time in 100-metre freestyle, which qualified for the provincial A championships.

Meet qualifying times were reached by a number of nathletes, which earned them a berth in the Age Group Trials.

They were:

200m I.M.: Jack Barschel, Abi Sawicki, Kylie Dulc, Maren Eberts, Rachel Vida, Hannah Corrigan, Zoie Kachor, Chloe Grant.

400m I.M.: Isaiah Janzen, Levi Johnson.

200m free: Alex Mah, Ocean Roos, Kylie Dulc.

400m free: Jaleesa Zaparniuk, Ocean Roos, Zoie Kachor, Maren Eberts, Hannah Corrigan, Abi Sawicki, Levi Johnson, Isaiah Janzen.

800m free: Abi Sawicki, Ocean Roos, Isaiah Janzen.

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