December 15, 2017
Day 2 was filled with great swims and more great moments surpassing the previous. The team is at an utimate high, every good performance inspired and push the next team mate to do even better, and everyone responded to the task.
Zach Gladden was recognized by the coaches as the top performer on Day 1 with his 1500 FR silver medal performance and going under the Canadian Western Championships time in a SC pool. In nomination there was Alexander Sharpe for his stellar swim in the 200 IM, his time of 3:05.11 is 15 seconds faster than his previous PB and secures him a spot in the 200 IM final on Saturday.
Paige Streeter was the next top performer selected by the coaches on Day 2 (prelims session). Her solid swim in the 400 FR inthe morning closed in on the 5-min mark which she beat in finals with a time of 4:58.47. The other nominated top performers were Tetsuya Payne for his valliant effort in the 400 FR; the coaches took notice of his fast and steady pace combined with a strong finishing leg in the 400 FR. Olivia Meller was also nominated following her 200 BR where she beat a heat of bigger girls from lane 8.
Tonight's finals were exceptional! The NCSA boys took the centre stage early on when the first three 100 FY final saw Nathan Wong winning a silver medal, then Michael Schaan doing the same in the 14-15 category. Reid Glatz closed the event with gold medal swim and a new club record previously set by former coach David Ferguson in 2017. Aimee Bereziuk was next with a highlight of her own going under the 3-minute cap in the 200 BR and earned herself a Champs time.
Not before long, Reid Glatz was back at it with a renewed sense of confidence from his win in the 100 FY to get himself on the podium again in the 100 BK (bronze). As mentioned earlier, Paige Streeter took advantage of the finals to better her 400 FR time and to get herself under the 5 minute mark. Other great performers in the 400 FR were Keegan Brown with a bronze medal swim and Tetsuya Payne fighting off very tough competitiors in his finals heat. He came 5th but his race was indeed very exciting!
Two medals were won in the freestyle relay event: the 14-15 boys (Keegan Brown, Michael Schaan, Sean Penner and Nathan Wong) joined effort to clench a shinny silver medal. The Senior boys also did a similar exploit winning a bronze, the team was comprised of Tetsuya Payne, REid Glatz, Zach Gladden and Michael Schaan. Michael was on both relay winning both medals!
Day 3 will have our tired but amped up swimmers competiting in the 200 FY, 100 FR, 200 BK and 50 BR. The team in Winnipeg is hoping the Team in Cochrane will reciprocate with similar phenomenal performances tomorrow and Sunday. Go CREEK!