November 5, 2017
Over 450 swimmers took part in the competition this past weekend, from 13 clubs across Saskatchewan and Alberta and further afield. Over 21 swimmers from Prince Albert Sharks Swim club were competing in the 41 Goldfins Annual invitational Championship in Saskatoon.
as well, with many competing for the first time, while others were looking to improve on their current times and wanting to achieve those “AA” times for the Provincial Championships.
The swimmers went on to put in some fantastic performances over the weekend. There were personal best swims from over 95% that competed.
Highlights from the championship:
- Swimmers achieved 15 “AA” . 5 swimmers qualified to the ManSask provincial Championship which will be held in Winnipeg , Dec 14-17, 2017.
- Liam Murphy smashed the club record in 800 Free. The previous record stayed for more than 15 years.
- Tristan Anderson Woodsworth came First in 100 and 200 Breast, came second in 200 IM, Third in 800 Free style. New Pbs in 200 Back, 200 & 800 free, 200 IM and 100 Fly.
- Mackalie Bates achieved “AA” time in 100 and 200 free. New Pbs in all events.
- Sophie Bilodeau achieved “AA” time in 200 and 400 IM, 200 Fr and 200 Breast. New Pbs in all events.
- Liam Murphy came fourth in 800 Fr. Achieved “AA” time in 1500 Fr. 400 and 800 Fr and 200 Back. New Pbs in all events. Also broke the club record in 800 Free.
- Alexis McDonald Achieved “AA” times in 50 Fr, 50 Back, 100, 200 and 1500 Fr. New Pbs in 6 events.
- Camryn Cooling achieved “A” time in 400 IM, 200 Back, 100 and 200 Fr, 100 Back and 800 Fr. New Pbs in all events.
- Mackenzie Emery achieved New Pbs in all events.
- Cassidy Lofstrom New Pb in 200 Breast.
- Girls 15 & over 200 Medley relay: Team PA Sharks came third ( Alexis McDonald, Sophie Bilodeau, Mackalie Bates and Mackenzie Emery)
- Girls 10 & under 200 Medley relay: Team PA Sharks came fourth (Hyden Pocha, Abigail Anderson-woodsworth, Dani Boisson and Mckenzie Naytowhow).
- Dani Boisson came fifth in 800 free.
- Boys 12-13 Medley relay: team PA Sharks came second (Andrew Haaris, Luthar Wiberg, Kestyn Pocha and Hunter Porelle.
- Kestyn Pocha achieved “A” 100, 200 and 800 Fr,
Head coach, Dr. Hazem Hussein, said "all of the swimmers have worked hard in training in the build-up to this year's competition. The results they have achieved are down to their dedication and hard work.
We are pleased with our swimmers results and performance. Great Swimming and exciting things to come for the rest of the season!
Congratulations on a job well done!!!