Marlin Swim Club garners 20 medals at weekend meet

The Red Deer Marlins Swim Club garnered 20 medals while winning the team title in the Lacombe Dolphins Big Splash meet during the weekend. Winning individual gold were 12-year-olds Claire Halford and Cale Kooyman as well as Hayden Bettenson (six), Lauren Bettenson (10), Owen Halford (eight) and Ryan Mah (15).

The Red Deer Marlins Swim Club garnered 20 medals while winning the team title in the Lacombe Dolphins Big Splash meet during the weekend.

Winning individual gold were 12-year-olds Claire Halford and Cale Kooyman as well as Hayden Bettenson (six), Lauren Bettenson (10), Owen Halford (eight) and Ryan Mah (15).

Also striking gold were the boys 17 and under 200-metre free relay of Aiden Kooyman, Tyler Driesen, Liam Stalwick and Mah; the boys 14 and under 200m medley relay foursome of Keelan Armstrong, Matthew Purdy, Tyler Driesen and Ryan Claerhout; the girls 17 and under 200m medley relay squad of Kathryn Richards, Julia Richards, Emilie Unrau and Rachel Zabel; and the boys 17 and under 200m medley relay team of Aiden Kooyman, Cale Kooyman, Mah and Cale Weber.

Winning individual bronze were 13-year-old Jame Gosling, Aiden Kooyman, 15, and Eric Sveinson, 12.

Claire Halford, Lauren Bettenson, Liam Stalwick, Cale and Aiden Kooyman and Mah all achieved their ‘A’ times, qualifying them for the Alberta Summer Swimming Association all star team and the Speedo Alberta Age Group and Senior Championships long course competition July 4-7 in Edmonton.

The Innisfail Dolphins and host Dolphins finished second and third in the team standings, followed in order by the Ponoka Gators, Forestburg Aquanauts, Cochrane Piranhas, Killam Cyclones, Castor Tritons, Westaskwin Olympians and Hanna Seals.

Other Marlins medal winners:

Silver: Girls 10 and under 100m medley relay team (Alex Makortoff, Julianna Panteluk, Sara Mateika and Emma Wrench); boys 10 and under 100m medley relay team (Makai Wannop, Jack Walton, Zack Fletch, Seth Tomasson).

Bronze: Girls 10 and under 100m free relay team (Megan Raivio, Jélena Snydal, Rory Zilka, Delaney Lehman); boys 12 and under 200m free relay team (Ethan McDonald, Sebastion Delainey, Ayden Wannop, Erik Sveinson); girls 14 and under 200m free relay team (Tanis Wiancko, Rachel Zabel, Hannah Warrington, Julia Richards); girls 10 and under 100m medley relay team (Zilka, Snydal, Raivio, Lehman); girls 14 and under 200m medley relay team (Wiancko, Jane Gosling, Claire Halford, Kira Weddell).