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Strong Showing at Eastern Ontario Short Course Championships

Strong Showing at Eastern Ontario Short Course Championships


35 swimmers from ROC Swimming competed at the Quinte Sports and Wellness Center on February 2-4 weekend against over 600 swimmers from 25 clubs across Eastern Ontario. The competitors were broken down into four age categories: 10 and under, 11-12, 13-14 and 15 and over. As a team ROCS finished in 6th place, two ahead of our rank based on number of swimmers entered, and more importantly ROCS achieved best times at an over 75% rate, with every swimmer achieving at least one best time, and with 29 out of 35 swimmers finishing in the top 16 in at least one event.

The meet was divided into three sessions daily, with swimmers aged thirteen and older competing in morning prelims, and then having the top 16 return for finals in the evening. Between these two sessions were the swimmers aged twelve and under, who competed in timed final events. Keeping our over thirty swimmers on team travel fed, rested, and organized were our four dedicated chaperones: group parents Cynda Lavoie, David Moore, Charles Haines, and Competitive Development coach Kristine Deacon. Many thanks to the four of them for sacrificing a weekend to this demanding role, we could not do it without you! Thanks also to all who baked muffins or provided kitchen equipment for us to use; we are confident that not only do we save time and money by cooking for the swimmers, but the menu planned by our registered dietitian, coach Amanda, helps to optimize their performance in the pool.

Speaking of the performance in the pool, it was extremely satisfying for the coaching staff of Amanda, Kelly, and Nico to see the long hours of practice the swimmers put in pay off with so many seconds dropped. In every session, ROCS swimmers would fight hard to the wall and nearly every swimmer who qualified for finals improved in the evening races. A complete list of all those swimmers who scored points by placing in the top 16 in an event would amount to nearly the entire squad, so here are lists of those who placed in the top 3 in the region for their age group, along with a list of those who are now moving on to a provincial level competition thanks to their efforts this weekend. Following this another table lists all of the club records that were set by swimmers over the weekend.

Finally all swimmers should take pride in the fact that not only did their swimming performances over the weekend deserve praise, but their behaviour is also to be commended. As a group the swimmers of ROCS continue to impress with their maturity and manners and make the job of those responsible for them that much easier. We look forward to the end of the short course season and the start of our provincial championship meets. Until next time,

ROCS ROCK!!!

 

Swimmer

Medal Event

Swimmer

Level of Qualificiation

Sara Andersen

1500 Free - 3rd

Merin Boyd

Katie Ford

Elsa Wiebe

Alex Dalessio

Tyler Laliberte

Jackson Waddell

Luca Haines

 

 

 

Festival Championship

Sawyer Bosley

100, 200, 400, 800 Free - 1st , 1500 Free, 100 Back - 2nd

Alex Dalessio

400 IM - 3rd

Katie Ford

200 Fly – 1st, 100 Fly, 400, 800 Free – 2nd, 400 IM - 3rd

Luca Haines

50, 100, 200 Breast, 400, 800 Free, 400 IM - 1st , 200 Fly - 3rd

Sara Andersen

Sawyer Bosley

Merin Boyd

Katie Ford

Elaina Hersey

Hannah Markey

Elsa Wiebe

Freddy Chandler-Baas

Alex Dalessio

Luca Haines

Greg Pope

William Risk

Evan Stelzer

Jackson Waddell

 

 

 

Ontario AA Championship

Olivier Risk

800 Free - 3rd

William Risk

200, 400, 1500 Free - 1st , 400 IM - 2nd , 100 Free, 200 Fly - 3rd

Elsa Wiebe

1500 Free - 3rd

 

 

Sarah Andersen

Sawyer Bosley

Freddy Chandler-Baas

Luca Haines

Greg Pope

William Risk

 

 

Ontario Championships

As well, the following swimmers set club records over the weekend:
 

Name

Age Group

Event

Course

Time

William Risk

Open

200 FR

scm

2:02.26

William Risk

13-14

200 FR

scm

2:02.26

Sara Andersen

Open

100 BR

scm

1:16.98

Sawyer Bosley

Open

200 FR

scm

2:08.49

Sawyer Bosley

13-14

200 FR

scm

2:08.49

Sara Andersen

Open

200 BR

scm

2:43.32

Luca Haines

11-12

50 BR

scm

35.51

Luca Haines

11-12

200 BR

scm

2:42.97

Luca Haines

11-12

400 IM

scm

5:26.56

Luca Haines

11-12

800 FR

scm

9:56.50

Katie Ford

11-12

100 FLY

scm

1:12.87

Katie Ford

11-12

200 FLY

scm

2:40.52

Katie Ford

11-12

400 FR

scm

5:01.34

Jackson Waddell

13-14

50 FR

scm

26.59

William Risk

13-14

100 FR

scm

57.91

William Risk

13-14

400 FR

scm

4:19.06

William Risk

13-14

400 IM

scm

4:59.47

William Risk

13-14

1500 FR 

scm

17:02.34

Sawyer Bosley

13-14

100 FLY

scm

1:07.92

Sawyer Bosley

13-14

400 FR

scm

4:29.97

Sawyer Bosley

13-14

800 FR

scm

9:25.00

Sawyer Bosley

13-14

1500 FR 

scm

18:05.41

Sara Andersen

15-16

800 FR

scm

9:29.80

Sara Andersen

15-16

1500 FR 

scm

18:11.35

Sara Andersen

15-16

100 BR

scm

1:16.98

Sara Andersen

15-16

200 BR

scm

2:43.32

Freddy Chandler-Baas

15-16

200 FLY

scm

2:19.90

Jacob Pawlak

Tyler Laliberte

Olivier Risk

Luca Haines

11-12

FR Relay

scm

2:06.68

Jacob Pawlak

Luca Haines

Tyler Laliberte

Olivier Risk

11-12

Medley Relay

scm

2:21.17

Jackson Waddell

Alex Dalessio

Johnny Marrongelli

William Risk

13-14

FR Relay

scm

1:51.78

Madison Simonini

Elsa Wiebe

Merin Boyd

Sawyer Bosley

13-14

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Open

FR Relay

scm

1:59.05