The Kentville Marlins are gearing up for provincials this weekend in Halifax. Many swimmers are ranked in the top 10 provincially. – Gary Manning photo
With many of the Marlins in the top 10 in the rankings, the Kentville swim team is hoping to move up the placings when they head to provincials this weekend.
Isaac Payne, 14, is one of the swimmers that head coach Shauna Manning is expecting might see the podium.
“Isaac is in some top three placings and could get even higher,” she said. “Many of the swimmers have been doing so well this season taking large amounts of time off of their times each time they swim. I am really excited to see what they can do.”
Provincials, she said, will be a different experience for most of the Marlins. The event will be held at the Dalhousie Athletics Complex, with an eight-lane pool.
“Summer swimmers are used to swimming outside, with the sun, and in a six-lane pool, so it will be a different but exciting experience,” she said.