May 15, 2018
Team Sungod Takes a little “Short-Course break” at SFA
Delta Sungod Swim Club’s developmental swimmers spent their past weekend of May 12-13 at the Paul and Marge Savage Aquatic Center located on the Burnaby Mountain, at the Simon Fraser University. It was the chance for some of them to race some important events in a short-course format, after having spent a month and a half through the long-course season.
This little long-course season hiatus brought some interesting results to the team. The boy’s team went in full force, displaying some great achievements, First, it was the first official meet for 2 of the club members: Joachin Aranda (13) and Siddarth Krishna Mohan (13) demonstrated some great attention to details and improvements. Eldon Shen (13) came in and achieved 100% personal best marks through 6 different events, bringing his times down enough to set attainable goals towards the 13 years-old boys Tier 1 provincials standards. And in addition, Eldon totaled five top-3 positions. Lucas Jamias (12) came very close to the 12 years-old Tier 1 Standard in the 200 IM, with only a little 0.73 seconds left to accomplish it. Qinjia Jiang (12) realized the Provincial Tier 1 Standard in the 400m IM and raced with Lucas in the 400m FR, with both over 34 seconds faster than their previous mark, making the Provincial cut so much more attainable.
“The swimmers who came in on a mission completed it with success. They were some very positive moments from each swimmer, whom I’m certain left this weekend with good performance and sportsmanship memories. Our team displayed great spirit, sticking close together and regularly cheering for each other. We all know what our next focus will be until our next competition, our team travel to Kamloops” shares coach Maxime.
Top 8 finishers :
Jannat Banghu (9) – 2nd in 50 FR and 200 IM, 3rd in 100 FR, 5th in 100 BK and 8th in 200 FR.
Ellen Ge (12) – 6th in 50 BK.
Pavan Gill (11) – 8th in 200 BK.
Lucas Jamias (12) – 5th in 400 FR, 7th in 200 BK, 8th in 200 BR.
Sam Kidd (16) – 6th in 100 FLY, 7th in 50 FR, 8th in 400 FR.
Chloe Meredith-Jensen (12) – 5th in 400 IM.
Yuvraj Rai (11) – 4th in 100 FR, 8th in 200 BR.
Ramneet Sandhu (13) – 4th in 400 IM.
Pawaneet Sangha (13) – 5th in 200 FR, 6th in 100 FR, 7th in 100 BR.
Eldon Shen (13) – 1st in 200 FLY’, 2nd in 400 FR, 100 FLY and 100 BK, 3rd in 400 IM, 7th in 200 IM.
Nyssa Sunner (13) - 6th in 400 IM.
Kirra Trites (12) – 1st in 400 IM.
Marcus-Hugo Viloria (12) – 1st in 50 FLY and 400 IM, 6th in 200 BR.
Qinjia Yang (12) – 2nd in 200 BK, 4th in 400 FR and 8th 100 BK.
Coming Up next for DSSC: The club will be hosting its annual DSSC 11 & Under Sprint cup on May 25. Every member of our in Mini Dragons Level 2, JAG, Novice, DAG and CompDev groups encouraged to participate! Swimmers do NOT have to have their LMR qualifying times to attend. Competitive groups will then travel to Kamloops for our annual summer team travel meet, happening on June 1 through 3, For more information on DSSC programs including fees, practice times, expectations and requirements to join visit www.teamsungod.ca or call 604-345-5912. DSSC has ongoing registration throughout the season so it is never too late to start.