Sharks close jaws on titles

Clint Stevens captured three Canadian titles and Marissa Hutchison one for the Red Deer Silver Sharks Swim Club at the Canadian championships during the weekend.

KELOWNA, B.C. — Clint Stevens captured three Canadian titles and Marissa Hutchison one for the Red Deer Silver Sharks Swim Club at the Canadian championships during the weekend.

Stevens, who is originally from Kindersley, Sask., won the 40-44 year-old men’s 100-metre breaststroke in one minute 8.46 seconds, the 50m breaststroke in 31.49 seconds and the 50m freestyle in 25.47 seconds. He was also second in the 50m butterfly (27.54 seconds) and the 100m freestyle (56.77 seconds) and third in the 100m Individual Medley in 1:02.77. All six times were club records.

Hutchison won the 25-29 year-old women’s 1,500m freestyle in 20:34.29 while taking second in the 800m freestyle in 10:46.41 and the 400m freestyle in 5:08.27. She was third in the 200m freestyle in 2:28.65. All were club records.

Hutchison, who is originally from Kelowna and also competes in triathlons, placed sixth in the 100m freestyle and eighth in the 50m butterfly.

Meanwhile, Teddi Littlechild had six top eight finishes in the women’s 40-44 year-old division.

She was second in the 50m backstroke in 38.18 seconds and in the 200m backstroke in 2:58.39. Both were club records as were her times as she finished fourth in the 400m I.M. and fifth in the 200m I.M. She was seventh in the 100m I.M. and eighth in the 50m butterfly.

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