Proud Papa Wants To Share The News!

I am very proud to report that my daughter, Erin Miller, is doing extremely well with her swimming and her goal of perhaps getting to the Olympics in London next year. It has been a long and hard road for her as she suffered an injury to her shoulder these past years and has been recovering and training hard!

Here is an excerpt from the results posting.....read on!

2011 Summer Nationals - Day 3    
Gold for Lindsay Delmar and two Provincial Records for Erin Miller

The Summer Nationals while a peak performance for many Canadian Swimmers it also serves as a final preparation meet for many Alberta swimmers who are attending additional international and domestic competitions.  A number of Alberta athletes will represent Canada at the 2011 Universiade which will be held in Shenzhen, China.  The Canadian Age Group Championships, which is being held next week in Montreal, will see many of the 18 and under swimmers competiting for national titles for their respective age groups.  Following Age Championships Alberta will have many representitives on Canada's North American Challenge Cup team held in Peurto Vallarta, Mexico.  Finally Alberta has a team attending Kamloops, BC for the Western Canada Summer Games.

                                          

Lindsay Delmar from the University of Calgary Swim Club took home the gold in the womens 400 freestyle with a convincing win in the 400 freestyle.  Lindsay led from the 100 meter mark and built on the lead holding off a late charge from Bridget Coley from the Hamilton Aquatic Club.  Lindsay's finished with a time of 4:15.38 on route to earning her first national title.

Erin Miller from the University of Alberta swam to provincial record time in the morning to qualify first for the 100 meter butterfly final.  Erin's preliminary time was 1:00.12 knocking a tenth off Jessica Amy's previous mark set in 1995.  In the final Erin had a great start and raced neck and neck against Noemie Thomas from the UBC Dolphins.  Noemie took home the gold with a result of 59.65 while Erin broke the record for a second time finishing with a 1:00.00.

In relay action Lindsay Delmar led the University of Calgary to their second relay title of the meet in the 4 x 100 freestyle relay.  Lindsay led out the team with a 57.07 with her teammates supporting her strong.  Fiona Doyle (57.63), Bethany Flemington (58.08) and Seanna Mitchell (56.87) finished just over a body length ahead of the UBC Dolphins finishing in 3:49.65.  Edmontons Olympian Swim Club rounded out the top three teams.  On the mens side the race was very close between the UBC Dolphins and the University of Calgary with the final result being decided by just two tenths.  The UBC Dolphins took the lead in the final few meters of the race.  The University of Calgary club took second and Calgary's Cascade Swim Club finished third. 

We will keep posting her great achievements on this blog so stay tuned to share in the fun and excitement!

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