Marlins impressive at summer provincials

The Red Deer Marlins Swim Club turned in an impressive performance at the Alberta Summer Provincials in Edmonton. The club accumulated 13 gold, 16 silver and three bronze medals and finished fourth out of 50 teams in the team competition.

The Red Deer Marlins Swim Club turned in an impressive performance at the Alberta Summer Provincials in Edmonton.

The club accumulated 13 gold, 16 silver and three bronze medals and finished fourth out of 50 teams in the team competition.

Edmonton Huma won the team title with 500.5 points with Edmonton Derrick Devil-Rays at 361, Lethbridge Orcas at 356 and the Marlins at 346.

Claire Halford and Cale Kooyman led the way with four gold each while Lauren Bettenson had three gold and a silver.

Halford won the 11-12 year-old girls’ 200-metre freestyle in two minutes 24.13 seconds, the 100m freestyle in 1:04.70, the 400m freestyle in 5:05.84 and the 100m backstroke in 1:15.36.

Kooyman captured the 11-12 year-old boys’ 100m Individual Medley in 1:12.15, the 100m backstroke in 1:14.14, the 100m breaststroke in 1:20.01 and the 50m breaststroke in 35.59 seconds.

Bettenson won the 9-10 year-old girls’ 50m freestyle in 31.74 seconds, the 50m backstroke in 37.24 seconds and the 100m I.M. in 1:23.07. She was second in the 100m freestyle in 1:10.66.

Liam Stalwick won gold in the 13-14 year-old boys’ 50m butterfly in 29.35 seconds while taking second in the 100m butterfly in 1:08.76 and the 200m I.M. in 2:36.38.

The other gold came in the boys’’ 10-and-under 100m freestyle relay where Jack Walton, Kaden Schiller, Owen Halford and Adam Hucal came in at 1:10.00.

Aiden Kooyman won two silver and a bronze in the 15-17 year-old boys’ division, He was second in the 50m backstroke in 30.53 seconds and the 200m I.M. in 2:31.36 and third in the 100m backstroke in 1:07.16.

Jane Gosling (13-14 girls), Sydney Hucal (11-12 girls) and Erik Sveinson (11-12 boys) all won two silver.

Gosling finished the 100m breaststroke in 1:24.53 and the 50m breaststroke in 38.61 seconds while Hucal came in at 1:28.45 in the 100m breaststroke and 38.06 in the 50m breaststroke. Sveinson had a clocking of 1:27.93 in the 100m breaststroke and 38.72 seconds in the 50m breaststroke.

Ryan Mah was second in the boys’ 15-17 year-old 100m butterfly in 1:05.85 and third in the 50m breaststroke in 34.41 seconds. Owen Halford was second in the seven-and-eight year-old 50m backstroke in 30.53 seconds.

The club also won three silver and a bronze in the relays.

The 12-and-under girls captured two silver with Claire Halford, Sydney Hucal, Erika Driesen and Lauren Bettenson finishing the 200m medley relay in 2:28.93 and Bettenson, Hucal, Julie Gosling and Halford coming in at 2:11.80 in the 200m freestyle final.

The 10-and-under boys’ team of Adam Hucal, Kieran Monaghan, Walton and Schiller were second in the 100m medley relay in 1:22.81 while Aiden and Cale Kooyman, Stalwick and Mah were third in the 17-and-under 200m medley relay in 2:02.51.

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