June 29, 2018
28 June 2018 (Repsol Sports Centre) - Day 1 of the Alberta Summer Championships got underway amidst the heat, the cold, the humidity and the dryness that is the combined whirlwind of recent Calgary weather these last few days. Thursday night’s session was the distance 1500m freestyle events as well as the 4x200m Free Relays and Cascade was well represented across the podium and across the best time sheet.
In the 1500m free, swum fastest to slowest regardless of each and alternating girls and boys, the club picked up a number of podium finishes. Devon Angus crushed a nearly forty-second personal best to drop from 19:20 to 18:43.01 and take the Alberta Championship title in the girls 12&U age category. Corah Wilson, right behind her in 18:56.97 (nearly a twenty-second personal best), took the silver medal for a Cascade 1-2 punch right out of the gate.
On the boys side of the 1500m event Adam Connell took off twelve seconds in his bronze medal winning swim of 17:42.75. In the boys 16&O category Youssef Maksoud swam to 17:26.65 also taking the bronze medal.
In the 4x200FR Cascade picked up medals in the 13-14 year-old girls, the 14-15 year-old boys, the 15&O girls and the 16&O boys - all age categories!
First to make a podium appearance were the 13-14 year-old girls with Shayla Zielke (2:13.93), Kennedy Neilson (2:19.04), Ella Varga (2:14.89) and Payton Kelly (2:17.11). Final time for the girls was 9:04.97 giving them the silver medal. The Cascade boys team swimming in the 14-15 year-old category was led out by Bradley Zhao in 2:08.64, Addison Butler followed that up next in second position (2:11.14), Sebastian Cariaga was third (2:07.15) and Adam Connell brought the team home (2:07.58) as the anchor leg. Final time for the boys was 8:34.51 for the bronze. Our 15&0 for the girls Cascade put up Isabelle Roth in the lead out position (2:13.40) which was then followed up with by Liz Harper second (2:12.51). Third in was Taryn Pratt (2:09.84) and them Emma Sutton at the end on achy (2:12.08). Final time for the girls was 8:47.83 for the bronze. The final medal of the night came in the boys 16&O category which was a team of William Bissett (2:05.76), Matt Cyr (2:01.79), Hayden Woodrow (2:06.06) and Kian Pratt (2:01.88) who also took bronze in 8:15.49.