The Alberta Summer Games proved to be a little overwhelming for Cole Bremont, given the competition he saw and had, but this Manatees swimmer would compete again if he was allowed to.
“I was really nervous (competing),” says Bremont.
“But I would do it again if I could. It’s been the best experience of my life so far.”
The games were held in Leduc during July 14-17. Bremont was one of several 14-year-old boys from Zone 8 to compete at the games.
It was Zone 5 that caught Bremont’s attention, as they had the top swimmers in his estimation. His rankings from the games were as follows:
. 50-metre freestyle, with a time of 31.59 seconds and placing seventh overall, with an improvement of 0.81 seconds.
. 100 Min., with a time of 1:28.46, placing seventh overall, with an improvement of 9.21 seconds.
. 100-metre freestyle, with a time of 1:13.04, placing eighth overall, with an improvement of 1.91 seconds.
. 100-metre butterfly, with a time of 1:27.82, placing sixth overall, with an improvement of 6.36 seconds.
. 200-metre freestyle relay, with a time of 1:59.37, placing sixth overall, with an improvement of 0.63 seconds.
. 200-metre freestyle, with a time of 2:54.68, placing seventh overall, with an improvement of 7.14 seconds.
. 50-metre butterfly, wtih a time of 37.31 seconds, placing ninth overall, with an improvement of 2.39 seconds.
Although Bremont didn’t win any medals, he is pleased with his improved times. Moreover, he encourages all competitive swimmers to try for the next Alberta Summer Games in two years.
High Prairie Invitational Swim Meet
Eight Manatees swimmers participated at the High Prairie Dolphins Invitational Swim Meet on July 23.
Their results are as follows:
. Cole Bremont, first place in the 25-metre freestyle and 400-metre freestyle, second in the 50-metre backstroke, and third place in the 100-metre breaststroke.
. Mathieu Maisonneuve, first place in the 200-metre freestyle and third place in the 100-metre IM.
. Alix Maisonneuve, third place in the 25-metre butterfly stroke.
. Maxime Maisonneuve, second in the 50-metre freestyle and third place in the 50-metre butterfly stroke and the 50-metre breaststroke.
. Mia Maisonneuve, second place in the 100-metre freestyle.
. Meera Sylvain, third place in the 100-metre breaststroke and the 50-metre freestyle.
. Rohan Sylvain, third place in the 25-metre backstroke.
They also participated as a team in two mixed relays. They took first place in the 200-metre medley, as well as first place in the 200-metre freestyle.