Black Back on Top

Black Back on Top

On Saturday, November 4th the fourth annual ROCS Red vs Black Team Duel was held at Carleton pool. This fun sanctioned competition featured 107 swimmers divided into two teams, team Red and team Black. Each heat was then swum with Red swimmers in the odd lanes and Black swimmers in the even lanes. First, second and third placement in a heat meant the swimmer earned 5, 3 or 1 points for their respective team. Throughout the afternoon friends and family in the stands were treated to many close races with several come-from-behind victories and photo finishes. New this year was a coach’s relay that saw six coaches from each team race a 25 meter freestyle at the end of the meet to earn their team an additional 10 bonus points. The dark side reigned supreme in the relay and for the fourth year in a row Team Black claimed the golden goggle trophy by a score of 307 to Team Red’s 262.








Many thanks to our Meet Referee, Wendy McCutcheon, and our Meet Manager, Margaret-Ann Kellett, as well as to all the volunteers who helped out on the day, we could not do it without you. As well a special thanks to Michael Wheatley and Jamie Risk who helped organize the over 100 swimmers while taking the team picture!











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

Trisha Clarmo - Competitive Development
Abigail Croteau - Academy Red
Liya Ravard - Academy Red
Iza Ticala - Competitive Development
Anthony Charbel - Competitive Development
Isaac Utovac - Competitive Development


Congratulations to our swimmers who achieved a Top Ten Improvement in a single swim that weekend:



Melanie Roberts - Academy White (100 IM) - 20%

Kai Phan - Academy White (50 FLY) - 20%

Isobel McBride - Academy White (50 FLY) - 19%

Safia Haines - Academy White (50 BK) - 18%

Samantha Janssen - Academy White (100 IM) - 18%

Tiana Dobaj - Academy Red (50 FR) - 15%

Simon Lee - Competitive Development (100 BK) - 15%

Rachel Wang - Academy White (100 FR) - 14%

Maya Molitor - Academy White (200 BK) - 14%

Evan Ostrowalker - Competitive Development (50 BR) - 14%



Congratulations to the following swimmers who achieved Regional Qualifying Standards at that competition:


Sara Andersen

Lily Molitor

Tyler Laliberte

Martina Baserman

Bianca Marginean

Brandon Lee

Sawyer Bosley

Lauren Mouser

Johnny Marrongelli

Merin Boyd

Madison Simonini

Aidan Moore

Katie Ford

Rachel Wang

Olivier Risk

Maggie Goddard

Elsa Wiebe

Wililam Risk

Samantha Janssen

Alex Dalessio

Evan Stelzer

Emily Liu

Luca Haines

Jackson Waddell
















Congratulations to the following swimmers who achieved Festival Qualifying Standards at that competition:


Katie Ford - Junior Performance

Jackson Waddell - Junior Performance


Congratulations to the following swimmers who achieved Swim Ontario AA Qualifying Standards at that competition:


Sawyer Bosley - Senior Performance

William Risk - Senior Performance