CBAC swimmer dominates Spring Championships
Ava Harrington represented the Canadian Badlands Aquatic Club (CBAC) along with four other teammates from Airdrie at the Swim Alberta Spring Championships in Edmonton from Friday, March 16 to Sunday, March 18.
This is considered the top event for Swim Alberta as teams from the entire province come to push their tough qualifying times.
“She did amazing,” said CBAC Coach Sheila Martin. “She continues to surprise and impress us.”
Harrington swam in six events, achieving new personal best times in each one. She claimed silver in the 200 meter Freestyle, bronze in 50 meter Freestyle, fourth in 100 meter Freestyle and sixth in 50 meter Butterfly.
For her 400 meter Freestyle event, Harrington moved from 15th place to a fifth place finish for swimming under five minutes.
At just 12 years old, Harrington has achieved three Western Canadian 13-yearold qualifying times in 50 meter, 100 meter and 200 meter Freestyle as well as the Swim Alberta Youth Recognition Award for being Top 10 in the province for her age.
“She is definitely on route to be on the national stage that’s for sure,” said Martin.
Harrington will be making an appearance at the Swim Alberta Summer Championships in July as she has already made qualifying times to enter the event.
“We are pretty proud of her and we are looking forward to her future accomplishments,” said Martin.
Ava Harrington shows off her two medals for silver in the 200 meter Freestyle and bronze in 50 meter Freestyle during the Swim Alberta Spring Championships held in Edmonton from Friday, March 16 to Sunday, March 18.