December 11, 2017
The Mantas traveled down to Edmonton this past weekend to attend EKSC’s Candy Cane swim meet. 27 swimmers from the Mini Manta, Manta Ray 1, Manta Ray 2, Manta Ray 3 & Junior Squad all came together to represent the Fort McMurray Swim Club.
Through the crowded pool deck, the jammed packed warm-up tank, sickness, losing pants (yes, one swimmer actually lost their pants this weekend and had to wear a teammates extra pair on the bus ride back to the hotel), long waits in between swims and swimming longer events for the first time the Mantas held it together and all did extremely well this weekend! Awesome work swimmers!
Norah Horsley, who turned 11 years old right before the swim meet, swam a new 11 year old Northern Provincial time in her 200m Free with a 7sec PB of 2:47.79. She also received a lovely birthday gift from Coach Mark with her very first short course 400IM. Happy Birthday Norah, I hope you loved your present!
Anika Ewashko swam a new Provincial Championship time in her 200m Free with a 2:27.25 & her 100m Free with a 1:06.61. She swam PB’s in her prelim swims and then again dropping more time in her finals. Great work Anika!
All the swimmers were able to swim on a relay team during the weekend. That’s an obvious sign FMSC is growing and progressing in the right direction. I think all the swimmers who swam on a relay team are beginning to understand how much of a team sport swimming actually is!
This swim meet was Tula Sundholm, Hailey Patey, Sydney Sandmoen, Lily Sundholm, Candace Magee & Evan Byers first ever travel swim meet outside of Fort McMurray. You represented the Mantas very well this weekend, awesome work swimmers!
Up next this weekend, we have 5 Mantas competing in Edmonton at the JP Fiset swim meet and 1 Manta representing Team Alberta in Richmond BC as a member of the Emerge Tour Team. Updates will be posted throughout the weekend.