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Mermaids thrive at provincials

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The Estevan Mermaids eight-and-under recreational team competed at provincials.

The Estevan Mermaids synchronized swim team brought home many medals from the Sadie Caulder Knight provincial championships that were held in Regina on April 12 and 13.

Figures competitions were held on April 12. Chloe Krienke won gold in the eight and under recreation division with a score of 41.75

In the nine and 10 recreation figures competition, the Mermaids thrived, as Haley Copeland finished first with a score of 48.667, Rebecca Duncan was second (47.582) and Chelsea Brady was fifth (44.835). Annalise Weinrauch (sixth, 44,335), Seriah Potoma (seventh, 43.585), Laura Swirski (eighth, 43.418) and Katryna Heleta (ninth, 42.915) also finished in the top 10.

Racquelle Gibons was the lone local swimmer in the novice figures, and she came in sixth out of 35 swimmers with a score of 47.833.

In 11 and 12 provincial stream figures, Hannah Mantei was sixth at 51.833, and Nyla Dyck was seventh at 51.333.

Mermaid swimmers swept the top two positions in 11 and 12 recreation figures, as Kaylee Carlson was first with a score of 43.165, and Broklyne Brady was second at 39.918.

Danika Poirier was the top Mermaid in 13 to 15 provincial stream figures, as she finished seventh with a score of 56.333.

Brenna Lawrence finished second in 13 to 15 recreation figures with a score of 45.083.

Mermaids took four of the top 10 spots in 16 to 18 provincial stream figures. Tracy Irwin was third (56.832), Hannah Whitman was fourth (55.75), Kelsey Potoma was seventh (54.748) and Taylor Kuntz was eighth (52.833).

Solos, duets and team competitions were on the second day of provincials. Haley Copeland finished first in the nine and 10 recreation solo division with a score of 46.4335.

Hannah Mantei (52.083) was third in the 11 and 12 provincial stream solo, and Nyla Dyck (50.5665) was fourth.

Breanna Lawrence (45.8248) finished first in the 13 to 15 recreation solo class, and Anna Rose Lawrence (47.0257) took top spot in the 16 to 18 recreation solo.

Kelsey Potoma (54.0573) was third in the 16 to 18 provincial stream solo.

Shannon Wanner won two gold medals in the masters' free 30 to 39 age division, as she topped the free (49.333) and technical (51.2) divisions.

As for duets, Courtney Reetz and Reagan Wall finished third in the 13 to 15 provincial stream with a score of 48.9541.

Hannah Whitman and Tracy Irwin (55.8289) were second in the 16 to 18 provincial stream, and Eden Palmer and Alyssa Wieting (53.2711) were fifth.

In team competitions, the Mermaids won gold in the nine and 10 recreation division with a score of 43.6788. Team members were: Brooklyn Brady, Kaylee Carlson, Haley Copeland, Rebecca Duncan, Katrina Heleta, Jersey McIntyre, Seriah Potoma, Laura Swirski and Kailey Wolfe. The coaches were Nicole Thievin and Susan Swirski.

A team consisting of Gracie Dzuba, Chloe Krienke, Sienna Kuntz, Kylie Phillipchuk, Annalise Weinrauch, Katie Waldegger, Hailey Duke, Kyra Driedger, Chelsea Brady and Kristen Carlson was third at 41.0211. Their coaches were Laurie Dyck, Anna Lawrence and Lauren King.

In the 11 and 12 provincial stream, Kendra Cossette, Caitlin Graham, Gemma Sylvester, Taylor Terness and Emily Thompson were sixth at 45.6915. Shannon Wanner and Bailey Longney were the coaches.

And the Southeast Connection entry, which boasts swimmers from the Mermaids and the Weyburn Synchro Stars, topped the 13 to 15 provincial stream competition with a score of 45.6915. The swimmers were: Danika Poirier, Savannah Pohl, Jillian Harder, Tracy Irwin, Taylor Kuntz, Eden Palmer, Kelsey Potoma, Hannah Whitman and Alyssa Wieting. Coaches were Tess Rensby and Brenda Lyons.

The Mermaids still have one more event this year. They'll host their annual water show on Saturday, April 26 at 6 p.m. at the RM of Estevan Aquatic Centre, located inside Estevan's Leisure Centre.

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