The home pool advantage served the Moose Jaw Kinsmen Flying Fins well over the weekend at the Kinsmen Sportsplex.

The local swim club collected 28 medals and finished in fourth place overall in the team standings as they hosted the Swim Saskatchewan Junior 'A' Short Course Championship.

"This weekend was really good, I had lots of fun swimming with not only my friends but competing against other teams from around Saskatchewan," said 13-year-old Damian Chartrand, who four medals and captured two 'AA' times during the meet.

Chartrand took gold in 200-metre freestyle, silver in the 50m breaststroke and 400m freestyle, and bronze in the 50m freestyle.

He said he's very happy with how he was swimming, especially getting the two 'AA' times, "It's really encouraging and makes me feel like I want to do it more," said Chartrand.

"I've been trying to practice harder and work on my technique."

2019 JuniorAProvincials ElizabethColenutt Mar10Moose Jaw's Elizabeth Colenutt competes in the 50m butterfly during provincials on Sunday at the Kinsmen Sportsplex. (Photo: Marc Smith)

10-year-old Emily Lin had a great showing at the meet, winning four silver medals and three bronze.

"I'm very tired," said Lin after the meet. "I've been meeting new people and hanging out with them."

Lin finished second in the 100m freestyle, breaststroke and butterfly, as well as the 200m medley. She also came in third in the 200m freestyle and backstroke, and the 400m freestyle.

11-year-old Makaya Arnott walked away with a silver medal in the 50m backstroke and a bronze in the 800m freestyle, but she also picked up six new 'AA' times.

"I pushed hard so that I would do well," said Arnott, who will also be competing at the Prairie Championship next weekend.

"This [meet] got me ready for next week."

Cadence Olson, 12, won gold in the 200m butterfly and 400m freestyle, a silver in the 50m butterfly, and bronze in the 50m freestyle, 100m and 200m breaststroke.

Kate Waldenberger won four medals, including gold in the 50m and 100m backstroke and 200m medley. The 13-year-old also picked up a silver medal in the 100m butterfly.

12-year-old Mateah Purdy won a gold medal in the 400m medley and picked up silver medals in the 50m breaststroke and 800m freestyle.

13-year-old Cole Gross picked up silver medals in the 50m butterfly and 200m medley.

Click here for full results from the meet.

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