Marlatt qualifies for national championship

Local swimmer comes home with two bronze medals at a provincial meet in Vancouver.

Local swimmer Rhyse Marlatt captures bronze medals at a provincial meet and punches ticket to national championship.

Local swimmer Rhyse Marlatt captures bronze medals at a provincial meet and punches ticket to national championship.

Cranbrook swimmer Rhys Marlatt brought a bronze haul back with him following a competition at the B.C. AAA provincial swimming championships in Vancouver last weekend.

Marlatt, a member of the Cranbrook Triton Swim Club, achieved personal best times in five of six swims and gained valuable experience, as his times qualified him for the Canadian Age Group championships at the end of July in Montreal.

Marlatt compete against the top 13-year-old boys in B.C. and raced to a bronze medal in the 200-metre backstroke with a time of 2:25.79 and followed up with the shorter 100-metre backstroke for his other bronze medal with a time of 1:09.64.

He also posted personal best times in three separate events, placing 5th in the 100-metre butterfly with a time of 1:08.29, 7th in the 50-metre freestyle with a time of 28.22 seconds and 16th in 100-metre freestyle with a time of 1:05.66.

Marlatt also competed in a 50-metre butterfly time trial race, finishing with a best time of 29.79 seconds, which gave him his third qualifying time required to attend the Canadian Championships.