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Local swimmers attend major competitions

Eloise Allen makes the podium at both meets
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Ava Hynd left and Eloise Allen right in the banner photo at Westerns.

The Chinook Swim Club attended two of the largest and most competitive meets in Canada last month.  

Eloise Allen competed in the Canadian Swimming Trials in Victoria on April 5 to 10. This meet was for the fastest swimmers across Canada. This competition was a challenge, as Eloise was returning to the sport from a broken hand, yet she still stood up and competed to the best of her ability. Her perseverance during a time of adversity led to many second swims amongst Olympians in the finals. The swim that placed her on the podium for a bronze medal at Canadian Swimming Trials in the junior category was her 100 Breast with a time of 1:11.89. The Chinook Swim Club would like to congratulate Eloise on her success at this meet!  

The second meet that the Chinook Swim Club attended was Canadian Western Championships. This meet was for the fastest athletes in Western Canada. This meet was held from April 21 to 24 in Edmonton, Alberta. Ava Hynd, 15, and Eloise Allen, 18, represented the Chinook Swim Club at this competition. Both athletes attained best times in the events that they swam. Eloise received four medals: gold in 200 individual medley (2:20.47), silver in 100 Breast (1:11.72), bronze in 50 Fly (27.76) and bronze in 50 Breast (33.06). Congratulations to both Ava and Eloise on their success in qualifying for the competition and on their performances. 

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