January 24, 2018
7 Mantas competed in Kelowna BC this weekend at the KAJ Snowfest Swim Meet.
They started racing Friday afternoon
where all 7 Manta’s competed in the 1500m
Drew Germain finished his 1500 with a 19:55.6 for new AB Provincial Championship time standard, awesome work Drew! He’s now the 7th Manta competing at the AB Provincial Championships in March.
Naomi Slee broke the female 13-14 club record in her 1500 with an 18:28.6, nice swim Naomi!
The other Mantas finished their 1500’s with big PB’s across the board: Alex (21:16.7), Aidan (21:18.7) Ellie (21:32.9), Anika (21:33.5) & Maya (21:34.3). A fantastic team effort where all 7 Mantas supported each and put on display the work they do in training swimming the tough LCM 1500m Freestyle!
Saturday was a successful day of swimming for FMSC. Maya Slee walks away with 2 Gold & 1 Silver medal with 3 big PB’s in her 200BR, 100BK & 200FR! Anika grabbed a bronze in her 200 FR with a PB of 2:28.9 which was another Prov Champ time standard! Naomi had 2 PB’s which got her 2 silvers in the 200BR & 100FL this evening. Aidan had a great 200BR this evening with a 6sec PB good for 6th place. Alex & Ellie were busy Mantas having 2nd swims in all 3 events they competed in this evening. Alex had a great heat winning 100FL with a 1:23.6 which was good for 9th and Ellie swam a great 200BR with a 3:08.8 PB good for 5th place.
Sunday Funday was just that for that Mantas, a FUN day! The Mantas put on display their hard work with some 200Fly swims (in case their 1500m FR races weren’t evidence enough!). Ellie, Alex, Naomi, Aidan, Drew & Maya threw down some massive PB’s in the event earning 2 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze which presumably left the BC parents thinking “are those the same kids that all swam the 1500?”. Why yes, yes it is BC parents.
Drew Germain swam his way to a 2nd AB Champ time standard in his 200BK with a 2:40.1
Maya Slee swam her way to her 2nd AB Champ time standard in her 200IM with a PB of 2:50.2
Naomi Slee capped the weekend off for FMSC with a very solid 400FR performance. It takes a lot of confidence standing up next to girls 3-4 years older than you in the very last race of a weekend. It presumably left the BC parents thinking “Is that 13 yr old in the training suit keeping up with 16 & 17 year olds in tech suits?”. Why yes, yes she is BC parents 😛
A successful weekend of racing and team bonding for FMSC in Kelowna. Lots of PB’s and well put together performances which sets the swimmers up well for the 7 months left of Long Course racing this season. Thank you very much to the The Kelowna AquaJets who put on a fantastic event and made the FMSC swimmers and coaches feel very welcome this weekend. FMSC will be back next season!