July 30, 2018
2018 Canadian Junior Championships
Wednesday - Day 1
Arianna Miller was first to compete for BTSC and sawm a new personal best in the Women’s 13-14 100 Fly prelims with a time of 1:05.45, breaking her own club record set previously at Ontario Summer Provincials. Her swim ranked her 5th overall heading into her first CJC A final as a Trojan.
Miller, excited and nervous, earned another Personal Best time of 1:05.32 ranking her 7th in Canada, and breaking her club record for the third time in 2 months. She scored 16 points for BTSC and moved her from 11th to 7th.
Thursday - Day 2
Prelims and Time Trial
Erika Thomas was next to compete for BTSC in her first CJC’s of her career in Women’s 13-14 year old 100 Free. She swam a new personal best of 1:00.91 ranking her 13th overall earning her a spot in the B Final.
Ella Rennine was next to start her CJC’s with another crack at the 400 IM having already swum the event at Trials the week before in Edmonton. This time around she fared slightly better with a time of 5:09.69, roughly 7 seconds of her personal best.
Time trials were last to swim with Kendra Lutsch missing her best in the Women’s 15-17 100 Fly by 1.5 seconds, with a time of 1:10.24. Arianna Miller also swam gaining a new personal best in the Women’s 13-14 100 Free with a time of 1:01.24.
Thomas swam another impressive race in the evening coming away with new personal best of 1:00.71 ranking her 15th overall in the Women’s 13-14 100 Free. Her swim earned BTSC another 2 points to it’s point total of 18.
Friday - Day 3
On Day 3 we saw Ella Rennie and Kendra Lutsch swim in the Women’s 15-17 year old 100 Breast with Ella finishing with a new personal best of 1:14.98 and earning a spot in the B final. She goes in ranked 12th overall and qualified for 17 year old CSC’s. Lutsch swam a strong effort coming just short of her personal best with a time of 1:17.07.
Thomas competed in the Women’s 13-14 200 Fly with an impressive morning swim setting a new personal best of 2:28.27, taking off 5 seconds! The swim secured a spot in the B Final and 2nd alternate for the A final.
Friday night proved to be challenging for Ella with her 100 Breast swim coming in a little slower than the morning, finishing with a rank of 16th overall. She managed to squeak out 1 point for BTSC.
Thomas was next to swim in the evening session and had another incredible race in the 200 Fly taking off more time from her swim in morning with a result of 2:26.78, setting a new 13-14 LC Female BTSC Club Record! Her swim qualified her for 14 and 15 year old CSC and CJC’s. Thomas finished with a rank of 10th overall and managed to come away with 7 points for BTSC leaving our 3 day total at 25 points.
Saturday - Day 4
Day 4 of competition saw Ella and Kendra take part in the Women’s 15-17 200 Breast. Ella came in ranked 12th overall and swam to 10th overall with a time of 2:41.12 in the morning, just shy of her personal best of 2:40.06. Her swim earned her a spot in the B final. Lutsch struggled to get back to her form from 2016 but managed a respectable 2:48.
Ella’s breastroke continued to set the pool on fire with a thrilling swim and new personal best of 2:39.53, shaving .53 of her previous best and just 1.2 seconds from getting her 2nd Canadian Open standard. Her swim ranks her 10th overall and scored 7 points for BTSC bringing the teams total to 32.
Sunday - Day 5
Prelims and Time Trial
Last day of competition brought a mix of highs and lows for the team with Ella Rennine competing in her last event and Erika and Arianna swimming 2 Time Trials to finish the last day of competition. Ella showed some signs of fatigue in the 200 IM but managed to swim a time of 2:27.46, 4 seconds off her best.
Time trials were next with Erika and Arianna both competing in the Women’s 13-14 year old 200 Free and 50 Free. Arianna swam a new personal best of 2:13.62, taking off a total of 8.39 seconds. Thomas also swam a new personal best of 2:15.85, taking close to 4 seconds off her previous personal best. Next up was the Women’s 13-14 year old 50 Free where Miller swam just shy of her best with a time of 28.81, and Thomas set a new personal best time of 29.14.
- Personal Best Swims - 12
- Final Appearances - 5
- Individual High Point - Arianna Miller, 16 points
- BTSC Points Earned - 33 points
- Team Rank - 33rd
- Highest Individual Rank - Arianna Miller 7th overall Women in 13-14 100 Fly
- Club Records Set - 3