Alberta Summer Championships Day 4 Report

02 July 2018 (Repsol Sports Centre, Calgary) - The last day was another one of those “fast” days for the Cascade Swim Club and some more great swims from all of your Cascade Swimmers. Not only that  we had the final farewell for a couple of longtime Cascade boys who retired at the end of the meet - and went out on a bang! Jacob Jubenvill and Jacob Windsor closed the final scene on their career with a few medals, best times and great swims.

First event up was the 100m freestyle with Devon Angus in the pole position after swimming a 1:03.12 swim in the morning. The Cascade club record in the girls 11-12 was a 1:01.35 set 7 years ago by Shayla Pogany and the way Angus had been swimming all weekend meant that record was possibly in jeopardy. Devon was out in 29.9 and then back in 31.7 for a 1:01.67 final time. Gold medal and right by the Cascade club record of 1:01.35 - so close but equaling the 2nd fastest Cascade girls 12&U 100m freestyle of all time!

In the boys 13&U race Addison Butler cruised a 1:00.1 in the morning, less than a second off of his best, at night 28.0 and then 29.6 on the back end just 12/100ths off of top spot in 57.68 for the silver medal.

In our mixed (boys & girls) para multi-class event Cascade had some good representation on the podium as Peyton Morey and Morgan Bird both picked up medals. Morgan was good for gold in 1:12.64 - in the midst of preparation for the Senior Para Pan Pacific trials in Edmonton in two weeks while Morey took bronze in 1:10.30.

The 200m backstroke has perennially been one of Cascade strongest events reaching all th way back to 2005! The history of event winners at the highest of all levels with Cascade swimmers reads like a who is who of Cascade hall of famers and Ella Varga is looking to make some history of her own. She won the 50m event, the 100m event and now was running at the 200m race. 32.8, 35.1, 36.1 and 35.6 for a 2:19.84 win.

Kadin Werner Enns was back on the podium in the boys 13&U race of the backstroke after swimming 2:34.1 in the morning and then a 2:31.37 at night for the bronze. Kadin medalled in nearly every single event he swam this weekend and is fast proving himself to be one of the top young 13&U boys, while still 12!, in the province of Alberta. In the boys 14-15 year-old race Cole Pratt took the gold in 2:06.56.

In our boys 16&O race Sebastian Somerset, Canada’s reigning national champion after winning the Canadian Swimming Championships in April, was in strong form prepping for the Canadian Trials and Junior Pan Pacs later this summer. She was strong in his splitting in 30.5, 32.6, 32.5 and then 31.5 for a silver medal finish in 2:07.27.

In the 100m breaststroke Rakiya Johnson qualified in 7th place for the finals right off of her best in 1:21.22 then again, just like in the 200m race, out of lane 1 with her big sister once again cheering her on from the side, she dropped to 1:18.69 and went from 7th to silver!

Isabelle Roth dropped almost two seconds from her prelims time of 1:16.3 to 1:14.28 moving herself from 5th to silver by taking a second off of her first 50m and then a second off of her second 50m splits.

It is not often that you hear about drops like this next one in 100m events. Try this one on for size - 10 seconds. Remember, this not a 10 second drop in the 1500m freestyle but, rather, the 100m breaststroke! Wow! 10 seconds in this event is almost a 15m+ improvement. Addison Butler went from 1:23 entry time to 1:15 in the prelims before going 1:13.73 in the finals to take the silver.

In the girls 13-14 50m butterfly event Ella Varga was 29.9 in the prelims before going 29.6 at night to take bronze in a close final just missing out on the silver medals by 3/100ths of a second.

In the 800m freestyle event for both the boys and girls we grabbed a number of medals in this timed final event. The top-8 seeded swimmers, all ages, swam at night while everyone else swam in the morning. They took the results combined them all and then determined overall placings at the end. Cascade medals:

Corah Wilson, silver, 12&U, 10:06.85, 12 second best.

Caleb Gaine, gold, 13&U, 9:55.69, 12 second best.

Kian Pratt, silver, 14-15, 9:01.05, 45 second best.

The last event of the night was the 4x100 Medley Relay and the girls 13-14 grabbed the silver medal in 4:43.83 with Payton Kelly on the backstroke (1:10.89), Rakiya Johnson on breaststroke (1:19.47), Sophie Idle on butterfly (1:12.67) and then Shayla Zielke on freestyle (1:00.80).

The boys 14-15 were pretty dominant in their win on the night in 4:05.92. Matt Cyr was 1:01.00 on the backstroke while Hayden Woodrow threw down a 1:13.31 breaststroke leg. The Pratt brothers finished it off with Cole hitting a 55.64 on the butterfly and Kian anchoring away on the freestyle in 55.97 - gold medals all-around.

Our girls 15&O were up next with Alexandra Butler on the backstroke in 1:05.62. Isabelle Roth was next in 1:14.72 swimming the breaststroke leg. Taryn Pratt swam the butterfly leg for the crew in 1:04.77 before anchor leg, Miranda Kasko, brought home the freestyle in 59.54. Final time for the girls - 4:24.57 taking the gold medal.

The boys 16&O race was a fitting end to a fitting career for our two Jacobs as both the Jubenvill and the Windsor version were on hand for this one. Jacob Jubenvill swam a full-second better than he has in the last 12 months on this one with his 1:14.95 split that helped the “C” team to a 7th place finish. The “A” team had Seb Somerset lead out in 59.01 which was followed up by Matthew Ketchin in 1:08.68 on the breast. Butterfly was swum by Youssef Maksoud who put down a 58.50 before it as our next Jacob’s turn. Jacob Windsor had a lifetime best time off 56.7 to start out the year - a time he had dropped to 55.7 by this spring’s Alberta Championships. At this meet, he went 54.85 in the “B” finals earlier in this final’s session and here - in the last race of the summer and his career - he took off another full-second with a 53.74 anchor-leg split giving the team a 3:59.93 final time and podium finish in second.

Aggregate Award Winners

Girls 12&U

1. Devon Angus 62 points

2. Jordan Greber 50 points

3. Joanna Robertson 47 points

Girls 13-14

1. Ella Varga 58 points

2. Catherine Minic 53 points

3. Christey Liang 44 points

Boys 13&U

1. Cameron Chan 62 points

2. Addison Butler 58 points

3. Michael Williams 54 points

3. Minh Nguyen 54 points

Boys 14-15

1. Isaac Fletcher 48 points

2. Mathieu Cyr 47 points

3. Liam Dennett 43 points

FINA High Point Winners


1. Kyla Leibel 791 points

2. Emma O’Croinin 744 points

3. Elizabeth Moore 727 points

4. Alexandra Butler 721 points

5. Christey Liang 719 points


1. Tristan Cote 739 points

2. Sebastian Somerset 729 points

3. Peter Brothers 725 points

4. Finlay Knox 719 points

5. Kier Pryzwitt 704 points

Team Scores after Day 4

1. UCSC 1435.5

2. CASC 973

3. EKSC 789.5

4. OSC 479

5. TRITON 257


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