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Estevan Golden Eels second at provincial swim meet

Estevan Golden Eels finish second to Regina at provincials in Weyburn.
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The Estevan Golden Eels were second at the provincial swim meet in Weyburn.

ESTEVAN - The Estevan Golden Eels Swim Club had a strong showing at the provincial championships that were held in Weyburn on Saturday and Sunday. 

The Eels finished second in the province with a total of 637 points, based on their finishes in different events. The Regina Piranahs were first with more than 1,000 points, while the host Weyburn Silver Seals were third at 569.

Overall age group medal winners were: 

  • Charlie Pyra, seven and eight girls, first;
  • Jordyn Tarnes, 13-14 girls, first; 
  • Ethan Elliott, 15-17 boys, first;
  • Tristan Threinen, 15-17 boys, second; and 
  • Isabelle Pyra, nine and 10 girls, third;

Tarnes also broke four provincial records and her relay team broke one as well. Her individual records came in the 100-metre butterfly, the 50-metre butterfly; the 100-metre freestyles and the 200-metre individual medley. Her relay team broke the 200-metre medley relay. 

In the Halliday Cup, which is a total points showdown between the clubs from northern and southern Saskatchewan, the south won 2,877-2,768. 

The Oxbow Sea Wolves had the most points among small clubs entered. 

This week's edition of the Mercury will have more on this story.