Thirteen Kenora Swimming Sharks were in Winnipeg over the weekend to compete in the Golden Plains swim meet. It was their first long-course meet of the season.

Leading the way:

- 13-year-old Gabriel Mastromatteo with 6 gold medals (He's still leading as Canada's fastest 13-year-old in the 100m and 200m breaststroke.)

- Natalie Peterson earned 2 gold,

- Brayden Martin brought home 1 gold, 1 silver, and 2 bronze, Emilia Matromatteo collected 1 silver, and 3 bronze, and Keely Mash and Alexandra Illman picked up 1 bronze each.

The remaining Sharks -- Amelia Illman, Winnie Boucha , Jarrett Weedon and Clara Rogers -- all earned Top 8 finishes.

The highlights of the meet were the incredible race to the wall for Brayden Martin to win gold in 400m freestyle, and the super tight finish to a silver medal for Émilia Mastromatteo in the 200m breaststroke.

For Alexandra Illman, she moved one step closer to competing in her first age-group nationals, as she achieved her second national age group qualifying time in the 200m butterfly.

The Kenora Swimming Sharks are looking ahead to their next big meet, which will be the Manitoba-Saskatchewan Provincial Championships in July back at the Pan Am pool in Winnipeg.    

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