December 18, 2017
The Mantas were spread all over the place this weekend as some were competing in Edmonton at the JP Fiset swim meet and another Manta was in Richmond BC as a member of Swim Alberta’s Emerge tour team.
The Mantas had a strong showing at JP Fiset this weekend. It was full of PB’s, finals swims, podium performances and new Provincial Championship qualifying times.
Aidan Pilgrim went 9 for 9 for PB’s this weekend! Awesome work this weekend Aidan! His first race of the weekend was his first ever 1500m FR in a time of 21:20.1, he top 10 finishes in the 50BR 200BR 400IM & 1500FR, and he capped off the weekend with a stellar 15sec PB in his 200BR with a time of 3:08.5!
A big congratulations to Maya Slee in qualifying for Provincial Championships in her 200m BK with a big 8 sec PB in a 2:44.5. Maya is the 6th swimmer on the Mantas to qualify for Provincial Championships this season!
Alex Karamujic swam Provincial Championship times in her 100m FL with a 1:19.7 and 400m FR with a 5:14.17. She now can be entered in the full 6 events offered at Champs in March. Great work Alex, keep working hard!
Hunter Helberg was busy this weekend with 11 swims & 9 PB’s. He joined the “sub 1:10 club” this weekend in his 100FR with a 1:09.0 and won a bronze medal in the Multi-Class 100BR with a PB of 1:37.9 The Para Multi-Class finals at JP definitely will help his preparation leading to the Western Canadian Championships where he will be competing in Victoria BC in April!
Salima Thibault had some great swims this weekend. She swam a PB of 2:28.8 in her 200FL to win GOLD and a PB of 1:07.9 in her 100FL to win bronze this weekend. Great performances Salima!!
Naomi Slee traveled out west this weekend with 19 other emerging talented swimmers to form TEAM ALBERTA in Swim Alberta’s Emerge Tour Team. She had a very busy trip that included 3 work-outs with the provincial team, a full workload of 18 races during the competition and surely loads a team building activities with her Alberta teammates. We hope you had a great experience Naomi, you represented FMSC and the community of Fort McMurray very well this past week!!