Mar­lins shine at Top Fish

Young city swim­mers re­ceive an in­tro­duc­tion to world of com­pet­i­tive meets in Ka­puskas­ing

The Daily Press (Timmins) - - SPORTS -

KA­PUSKAS­ING — Ju­nior swim­mers from the Tim­mins mar­lins swim club par­tic­i­pated in the North­east­ern Top Fish No. 1 meet hosted by Kap­swim.

Top Fish are a se­ries of swim meets that fo­cus on al­low­ing new and de­vel­op­ing swim­mers the op­por­tu­nity to ex­pe­ri­ence the world of com­pet­i­tive swim­ming.

dur­ing th­ese de­vel­op­men­tal swim com­pe­ti­tions, swim­mers have an op­por­tu­nity to work on their div­ing, stroke and flip-turn tech­niques in a rac­ing en­vi­ron­ment. Th­ese are all es­sen­tial com­po­nents of suc­cess­ful com­pet­i­tive swim­ming.

in ad­di­tion, Top Fish meets ex­pose young and new swim­mers to the emo­tional stres­sors that come with all lev­els of com­pe­ti­tion.

When first start­ing out in the swim­ming arena, be­ing able to main­tain proper stroke tech­nique while ad­her­ing the rules and reg­u­la­tions as­so­ci­ated with each stroke, when un­der the pres­sure of com­pe­ti­tion, is vi­tal in their growth as com­pet­i­tive swim­mers. dur­ing Top Fish No. 1, the mar­lins con­tin­ued to rep­re­sent the city with the heart of Gold with great suc­cess.

Twenty-eight ju­nior mar­lins par­tic­i­pated in the com­pe­ti­tion with each of those swim­mers fin­ish­ing in the Top 8 of their races.

in ad­di­tion, each of the 28 swim­mers fin­ished in at least one or mul­ti­ple Top 3 spots.

“Tmsc swim­mers once again show­cased the strength of our club,” said as­sis­tant coach sheri Gin­glo.

“Par­ents, fam­i­lies, com­mu­nity mem­bers, and most im­por­tantly swim­mers should be proud of how they swam at Top Fish. They re­in­forced why Tmsc is such a strong and suc­cess­ful swim club.”

Though swim­ming is a team sport where ath­letes sup­port and cheer each other on as they com­pete against other teams, it is also very much an in­di­vid­ual sport. swim­mers com­pete not only against other swim­mers, but pri­mar­ily against them­selves as they strive to beat per­sonal best times and or to reach the podium.

Phys­i­cal skills and strong men­tal strength are equally im­por­tant fac­tors to suc­cess­ful com­pet­i­tive swim­ming, which Top Fish swim meets in­tro­duce new and young swim­mers to.

“Top Fish meets are a vi­tal com­po­nent to north­east com­pet­i­tive swim­ming, as they open up the world of com­pet­i­tive swim­ming to our new and de­vel­op­ing swim­mers,” said mar­lins coach Tracy mccart­ney.

“com­pet­i­tive swim­ming is com­prised of many facets, so hav­ing our new and up­com­ing swim­mers ex­posed to this world is an im­por­tant part in their devel­op­ment as com­pet­i­tive swim­mers.”

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