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Whitehorse Glacier Bears race to qualify for Canada Summer Games – Yukon News

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Some competitors at a local swim meet last weekend are hoping to compete at the national level this summer.

The Yukon Invitational Championship swim meet was held April 29-30 at the Canada Games Center in Whitehorse.

Mia Barrault, 17, of the Whitehorse Glacier Bears Swim Club touched the wall under the watchful eyes of officials to mark the end of her run in the 400-meter freestyle timed finals on April 30. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Swimmers from the Whitehorse Glacier Bears Swim Club competed in the timed finals of freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly and medley.

Sabine Keesey was one of the athletes who raced against the clock in hopes of qualifying for the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games which take place August 6-21.

Thirteen-year-old Sabine Keesey of the Whitehorse Glacier Bears Swim Club raced against the clock April 30 in an effort to qualify for her first Canada Summer Games.  (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Thirteen-year-old Sabine Keesey of the Whitehorse Glacier Bears Swim Club raced against the clock April 30 in an effort to qualify for her first Canada Summer Games. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

“Most of my events have been pretty exciting,” she said after competing in the 100-metre butterfly timed finals. “I think it’s going very well.”

Eleven competition records and four club records were broken at the event, meet manager Fraser Pearce said in an email after the April 30 competition.

A Whitehorse Glacier Bears Swim Club teammate joined the cheers of 11-year-old Cody Hirsch in the timed 400-meter freestyle finals on April 30.  (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

A Whitehorse Glacier Bears Swim Club teammate joined the cheers of 11-year-old Cody Hirsch in the timed 400-meter freestyle finals on April 30. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

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