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Early Season Success at NKB Fall Invite

Early Season Success at NKB Fall Invite


 

This past weekend ROCS swimmers competed in their first competition of the 2017-18 swimming season. It was record-setting event for the club as 103 swimmers competed in three sessions on Saturday and Sunday, the most ever that ROCS has sent to one meet.

 

The first meet is always an exciting event. Returning swimmers are refreshing their competitive mindset while new swimmers are working through jitters and butterflies in their stomach. The focus from top-to-bottom however, is exactly the same. The coaches and swimmers are focused on technique. The sport of swimming is well-known for its incredible physical conditioning, but it is technique that separates a swimmer from the pack. From the success of the weekend, it is clear that many of our ROCS swimmers are working on their technique and racing SMART! Way to go team!

 

Head Coach Nico Bélisle was happy about the early success and sense of team pride noting that “it was a special sight to see so many in ROCS red and black, and every member from 8 year-old Jordan (the youngest member of AC Red) to 20 year-old Meagan (a nationally ranked triathlete training with Senior Performance) represented ROCS with distinction. Full credit to our coaching staff who have worked patiently with the swimmers to prepare them for competition. ”

 

A shout out to our new competitive coaches - Miguel Chavez and Jamie Robertson who work with Academy Red, David Thibodeau who works with Academy White and Filippo Porco who works with Competitive Development - Thank you all for your efforts on pool deck!

 

A big high five goes to the following swimmers who competed in their first-ever competition this weekend:

 

Anya Bose - Comp Development

Jenny Peters - Academy Red

Emma Fraser - Academy Red

Iza Ticala - Comp Development

Mylie Hollingworth - Academy Red

Alexandra Seaman - Academy Red

Sophie Jimenez Leiva - Academy Red

Roman Custic - Academy Red

Vera Leffers - Academy White

Victor Dean - Academy Red

Anastasia McPhee - Comp Development

Owen Maertens - Comp Development

Lilly Meechan - Academy Red

Jordan Pawlak - Academy Red

Kiyomi Miller - Academy White

Ben Thomson - Academy Red

Amelie Ouellet - Comp Development

Isaac Utovac - Comp Development

 

 

Congratulations to the following swimmers who achieved FNQ AA-AAA Qualifying Standards over that weekend:

 

Sara Andersen - 

Senior Performance

Vera Leffers - 

Academy White

Rachel Wang -

Academy White

Johnny Marrongelli - 

Junior Performance

Martina Baseman - 

Junior Performance

Emily Liu - 

Comp Development

Elsa Wiebe - 

Junior Performance

Jacob Pawlak -

Academy White

Sawyer Bosley -

Senior Performance

Emma Macdonald -

Junior Performance

Jillian Wudrich - 

Senior Performance

Kai Phan - 

Academy White

Merin Boyd - 

Junior Performance

Bianca Marginean - 

Senior Performance

Seth Christoffersen - Senior Performance

Greg Pope - 

Senior Performance

Yara Daher - 

Junior Performance

Hanna Markey -

Comp Development

Evan Custic - 

Academy White

Olivier Risk - 

Junior Performance

Sarah Flynn - 

Academy White

Maya Molitor - 

Academy White

Alex Dalessio - 

Junior Performance

William Risk -

Senior Performance

Katie Ford - 

Junior Performance

Mollie O’Toole -

Academy Red

Darren Gao - 

Junior Performance

Evan Stelzer - 

Senior Performance

Cecily Goddard - 

Academy White

Amelie Ouellet - 

Comp Development

Luca Haines -

Junior Performance

Jackson Waddell - 

Junior Performance

Maggie Goddard - 

Academy White

Melanie Roberts - 

Academy White

Tyler Laliberte -

Academy White

 

Samantha Janssen - 

Academy White

Madison Simonini - Junior Performance

Brandon Lee - 

Senior Performance

 

 

 

Congratulations to the following swimmers who achieved Regional Qualifying Standards over that weekend:

 

Sara Andersen - 

Senior Performance

Marlowe Halloran - Academy White

Elsa Wiebe - 

Junior Performance

Jacob Pawlak - Academy White

Martina Baseman - Junior Performance

Annika Hollo - Academy White

Jillian Wudrich - 

Senior Performance

Greg Pope - 

Senior Performance

Sawyer Bosley - 

Senior Performance

Raine Ingram - Academy Red

Alex Dalessio - 

Junior Performance

Olivier Risk - 

Junior Performance

Merin Boyd - 

Junior Performance

Emily Liu - 

Comp Development

Luca Haines - 

Junior Performance

William Risk - 

Senior Performance

Yara Daher - 

Junior Performance

Bianca Marginean - Senior Performance

Tyler Laliberte - Academy White

Evan Stelzer - 

Senior Performance

Katie Ford - 

Junior Performance

Lily Molitor - 

Academy White

Brandon Lee - 

Senior Performance

Jackson Waddell - Junior Performance

Cecily Goddard - Academy White

Madison Simonini - Junior Performance

Johnny Marrongelli - Junior Performance

 

Maggie Goddard - Academy White

Rachel Wang - Academy White

Aidan Moore - Academy White

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to the following swimmers who achieved Festival Qualifying Standards over that weekend:

 

Luca Haines -

Junior Performance

Jackson Waddell -

Junior Performance

 

 

Congratulations to the following swimmers who achieved Swim Ontario AA Qualifying Standards over the weekend:

 

Sawyer Bosley -

Senior Performance

William Risk -

Senior Performance

 

A big final congratulations goes to the following swimmers who Broke Club Records that weekend:

 

Name

Age Group

Event

Course

Time

Sawyer Bosley

13-14

100 FR

scm

1:01.22

Sawyer Bosley

13-14

400 FR

scm

4:44.17

William Risk

13-14

400 IM

scm

5:16.67

 

Special thanks to James Hersey (Elaina - Senior Performance) who officiated on deck as starter and Michael Wheatley (Coulson - Academy Red) who took lovely pictures of the action.

 

Thank you to all our parents and family members in the stands for your support!

 

ROCS ROCK!