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MAC WINS LC CENTRAL B CHAMPIONSHIP

Congratulations to MAC – 2017 LC “B” Team Champions! Echoing MAC’s Team win in February at SCM Central “B” Champs, this accomplishment was achieved by a thorough club performance – from all age categories and all groups. Our team performances included very strong swimming in the relay events. The coaches were very pleased with the commitment and enthusiasm for relay swimming – that is what team performances are all about! We are very excited for continued Championship swimming later this month! Well done swimmers!

Congratulation to Elizabeth Yeung for winning the High Point Award for Girls 16 & Over.

Discovery – Coach Cathy Salvo

Congratulations to those swimmers that represented Discovery Group at the Central B Swim meet this past weekend.  Once again, Discovery swimmers raced to their potential, posting best times in their events.  Swimmers are beginning to understand the effort needed in practice to transfer into a meet like Central B Champs.  All Discovery swimmers have continued to work well in practice bringing all components of each stroke together from the start execution to the effort as which they race and right done to the finish.  I look forward to having more swimmers represent Discovery next season.  Congratulation once again to the following Discovery Swimmers:

  • Elena Ene
  • Sarah Gao
  • Michael Chester
  • Adaora Opara
  • Kaitlyn Chu

Go MAC Go!!!

Coach Cathy

Determination – Coach Wayne Zhang

Determination had 15 swimmers attend the Central Region LC B Championship at our home pool. Everyone had very impressive and consistent results.

Congratulations to the following swimmers who found the podium or new standards:

  • Sienna Manzanares
    • Won 1 silver medal on 400 Free
    • Added 3 Festival standards for 50 Free, 100 Free and 400 Free.
  • Lisa Wang
    • Won a gold in 100 Free, bronze in 400 Free and silver on 200 Medley relay
    • Added 3rd Festival standard for 100 Free
  • Jessica Sheng
    • Won gold inn 200 IM, silver in 200 Medley and Free relays
    • Added her 6th Festival standard.

GO MAC GO!

Junior A & B – Coach Richard Tse 

Junior A/B had a pretty strong weekend at Central B Championships.  Some swimmers have been battling sickness and injuries but still pulled through to race hard and do their best to help the team win!  It's definitely been a test of adversity.

Congratulations to the following swimmers for contributing to our Central B victory!

  1. Sydney Burnett - 48 points
  2. Katherine Lee -16 points
  3. Amber Chen - 6.5 points
  4. Chloe Chen - 4 points

I'd also like to congratulate the following swimmers for helping contribute to our MAC relays!

  • Jaimie Kontio
  • Chloe Chen
  • Amber Chen
  • Maddie Jong
  • Hannah Estabrooks
  • Sydney Burnett
  • Olivia Salvo
  • Amadi Opara
  • Matthew Sun

Centrals C is up next and is the final meet for many of the group!  Let's go out there and do it for the team!!!

GO MAC GO!!!

AGP2 – Coach Jim Snow

AGP2 had 16 qualifiers for this past weekend’s “Central Region B Champs”. We brought home 33 best times including 11 top Ten finishes. Highlighting the meet was Daniella Salvo winning Gold in the 100 Breast and qualifying for Easterns and Age Group Provincials with a great time of 1:21.48. Natalie Stokes also won Gold in the 100 Back with a time of 1:15.73 almost another full second off her best and just missing Festivals. Ethan Chan, Michael Gilbert, Justin Mendiola, Ian Ngai, Logan Tran were all best time machines!  Some recent improvements in stroke technique helped Chloe (100 Free), Louie (100 Free) and Ryan Lee (200 Back). 

AGP1 – Coach Glen Steacy

AGP1 had 21 swimmers represent the group this past weekend, and we had the advantage of holding the meet in our home pool.  This helped us in getting the appropriate rest between sessions and race days.  We had a good number of best times over the weekend with many swimmers qualifying for second swims and top 10 finishes.  Once again, we played our part in helping MAC secure another Centrals B Champs win.  Congratulations to everyone! 

Medal winners were as follows:  Faith Caswell (Silver 400m IM, Bronze 200m IM), Edward Cheung (Silver 1500m Fr), Naomi Chiang (Gold 800m Fr & 100m Fr, Silver 200m Fr, Bronze 50m Fr), Jing Wen Hui (Gold 800m Fr), Alex Kan (Bronze 100m Br), Chiok Sze Yeo (Bronze 400m IM, 800m Fr).

We continue to work together in our training group and look forward to Centrals C this coming weekend, and Festivals the following weekend, to help each other be the best possible competitor right up until the end of the competitive and championship season for 2016-2017!

GO MAC GO!

Senior Development – Coach Kent Aitchison

Centrals “B” Championships was a great meet to get things going in Championship Season. I’ve always like getting weekend swimming going with 200 IM and 400 FR on the Friday night. That session set up the meet very well. Lifetime bests were littered throughout the weekend. For some, this was the last meet of the season and a few swimmers did a great job swimming with an obvious layer of inspiration.

Congratulations to Mariam Labib for getting her first ever Trials cut in the 50m Freestyle when lead a relay off on Saturday night. Mariam got the time exactly to the one-hundredth, 26.93! Ethan Boscariol lead the Best Time Count with 6 PB’s in 7 individual events.

Individual Medal winners included:

  • Ethan Boscariol
    • Bronze in 800m Freestyle
    • Bronze in 400m IM
  • David La
    • Silver in 50m Freestyle
  • Aidan Walker
    • Gold in 50m Freestyle
    • Silver in 100m Freestyle
    • Silver in 200m Freestyle
  • Stephanie Boston
    • Bronze in 200m Butterfly
  • Maddi Burnett
    • Silver in 1500m Freestyle
    • Bronze in 200m Breaststroke
  • Rebekah Craig
    • Bronze in 200m IM
  • Cindy Cui
    • Bronze in 100m Butterfly
  • Mariam Labib
    • Silver in 400m Freestyle
    • Bronze in 800m Freestyle
  • Erica Padvaiskas
    • Bronze in 1500m Freestyle
  • Madeleine Trim
    • Bronze in 100m Butterfly

This was the last meet for their MAC Age Group Career for Stephanie Boston and Sebastian Molano. I wish you all the best in University!

Senior Competitive – Coach Rob Novak

Well done on racing hard in every session. SC played a big role in some exciting relays swims. Congratulations to Liz for winning High Point – Payton was close behind in the same category and missed tying by 1 point! SC put a good team effort in and made major contributions to the medal table. Good job and thank you for your leadership!