Stettler’s Elizabeth Morton, 10, wins gold at the Northern Alberta Long Course Swimming Provincials in Edmonton. With her is swim coach Mark Way. (Contributed photo)

Stettler swimmer wins provincial gold

Breaks two Stettler swimming records dating back to 1983

Stettler’s Elizabeth Morton, 10, won gold at the Northern Alberta Long Course Swimming Provincials.

About 270 swimmers attended the meet at the Kinsmen Sports Centre in Edmonton from June 15 to 17. Morton was the only qualifier from the Stettler Tsunamis Swim Club.

According to Stettler Swim Club President Sarah Halverson, Morton has swum for almost as long as she has walked.

“She swam eight events and bettered her time in every one of them,” said Halverson.

Her results: 50 breaststroke Gold 43.05 shaved 1.17 in a close finish; 100 breaststroke bronze 1:38:86 carved .87 seconds off; 200 breaststroke fifth place knocking more than 11 seconds off; 200 individual medley 3:34:34 in eleventh place and achieving a provincial time while taking off more than 12 seconds; 50 backstroke taking off 4.39 seconds; 100 freestyle taking off 4.18 seconds; 50 butterfly taking off 4.07 seconds; and 100 backstroke taking off more than 20 seconds.

Halverson said it was an amazing weekend because two Stettler Swim Club records were broken, which dated back to 1983 in 50 breaststrokes held by Cindy Payne and 100 breaststrokes held by Brenda Limpert from 1975.

Swim coach Mark Way was integral to her success from preparing for the meet to preparing Morton before every race as well as helping her to stay focused throughout the meet, added Halverson.

Just Posted

Jayda Monilaws raises over $7,000 of cupcakes for Central Alberta Humane Society

This is the most the 10-year-old Red Deerian has raised so far

PHOTOS: Alberta male team takes silver in Winter Games relay speed skating

Alberta was close behind Quebec in the team relay speed skating finals

WATCH: Pet therapy brings calmness to Winter Games athletes

Canada Winter Games in Red Deer continue on until March 2nd

Jayda Monilaws is selling cupcakes again for Central Alberta Humane Society

The 10-year-old Red Deerian is selling cupcakes today from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Alberta was crowned champions in Wheelchair Basketball at Canada Winter Games

Ontario won silver while Quebec took home the bronze medal

National Energy Board approves Trans Mountain pipeline again

Next step includes cabinet voting on the controversial expansion

R. Kelly charged with 10 counts of sexual abuse

R&B star has been accused of sexual misconduct involving women and underage girls for years

Child advocacy centre raising funds through Dream Home Lottery

The child advocacy centre in Red Deer uses its resources to help kids all over Central Alberta

Trudeau tells Canadians to listen to clerk in SNC-Lavalin matter

Privy Council clerk Michael Wernick delivered a blunt assessment at the House of Commons justice

Mueller report looming, new attorney general in hot seat

Robert Mueller is required to produce a confidential report to pursue or decline prosecutions

B.C. woman shares story of abuse with church officials ahead of Vatican summit

Leona Huggins was the only Canadian in the gathering ahead of a historic summit at the Vatican

Sylvan Lake’s Megan Cressey misses Freestyle Skiing Big Air podium

Alberta’s Jake Sandstorm captured silver in the men Freestyle Skiing Big Air contest

Why do zebras have stripes? Perhaps to dazzle away flies

Researchers from University of Bristol look into why zebras have stripes

Poll: More voters believe Canada doing worse under Trudeau government

22 per cent believed the country is doing better and 27 per cent said things are the same

Most Read