November 20, 2021
We had our first ‘regular’ swim meet with multiple teams at a different pool last weekend in 20 months! We had 17 swimmers compete at the Langley Short Course Invitational Meet with really promising results. Our Tsunami swimmers were learning the basics of bigger swim meets throughout the weekend and handled themselves really well. Swimmers in Typhoon and Pursuit were being challenged with multiple 200m and 400m events within a short time frame. They really did a great job managing their races and implementing proper race strategies.
A few highlights…
Cameron was outstanding throughout the meet! He really focused on the skills we have been working on in practice, racing into his walls and holding his underwater push-offs. This led to big time drops in his events, including an improvement of 16 seconds in the 200m Freestyle!
Claire had amazing speed in her 50m Freestyle, getting very close to breaking 30 seconds!
Josh had a really solid meet, executed race plans very well including a four second drop in his 200m Breaststroke!
Saige broke six minutes in the 400m Freestyle for the first time and had a really big drop in the 200m Individual Medley with a great freestyle finish!
Garrick raced a lot of big events and kept getting better throughout the weekend with strong best times in his 100m Breaststroke and 200m Backstroke!
Ashton showed a lot of speed early in his races, making a big drop in his 100m Backstroke and broke 1:30 in his 100m Breaststroke!
Stella had an almost perfect meet, showing her increase in strength and did a great job maintaining technique throughout her races. She had really big drops in both 400m events, a very well swum 200m Breaststroke and a ton of speed in her 50m and 100m Freestyles!
Emma used her long strokes to have a big improvement in her 100m Backstroke and broke 1:30 for the first time in the 100m Freestyle!
Phillipa was very solid in all of her events, she is really learning how to hold the water and slowing down her strokerate to move through the water more efficiently. It really showed in her 400m Freestyle, 200m Freestyle and 200m Backstroke with impressive best times! She also had a lot of speed in her 50m events!
Rafael has really been training more efficiently focusing on stroke length and getting the most out of his kick. It really showed with big best times in his 100m Freestyle, 200m Freestyle and 200m Butterfly!
It’s very fun to watch Natalie Yiu race every time she goes off the blocks! She is learning how to use her speed and it led to best times in all of her events!
Natalie Yu had a very strong swim meet, leading to a long awaited best time in her 50m Freestyle and solid swims in all of her events!
Atria had some big firsts racing under 2:30 in the 200m Freestyle and under 3:00 in the 200m Butterfly! Mia put together her timing in her breaststroke events for big improvements!
All results are uploaded onto our team unify website and our ondeck app!
75+% Best Times
Cameron, Claire, Stella, Phillipa
100% Best Times
New Time Standards
Claire DeCoteau 50m Freestyle
Ashton Govier 100m Backstroke
Stella Harris 50m Freestyle, 100m Freestyle, 200m Individual Medley,
400m Individual Medley
Rafael Wang 100m Freestyle
Surrey LC Provincial Invitational – November
Qualified swimmers: Henry, Josh, Tristan, Stella, Thea, Jessica, Rafael, Natalie Yu
Hollyburn Invitational Swim Meet – November
60 Hollyburn swimmers have registered for the meet from all of our groups!
VPSC Winter Invitational – December
Currently qualified swimmers: Henry, Josh, Tristan, Thea (some Pursuit swimmers may have the opportunity to race relays at Friday and Sunday finals)
Hollyburn Christmas Time Trial – December
Saturday – 7:30-10:30am – all swimmers on our team are encouraged to attend!
Registration deadline is December 16th.