January 4, 2019
The Killarney Swim Club wrapped up the Fall Cycle at the JP Fiset competition in Edmonton December 13-16th. The team sent a contingent of 27 swimmers to the OSC hosted meet.
Leading the way for Killarney was Maria Olarescu. Olarescu picked up five individual medals. She was golden in the 50 Bk, 100 BK, and 50 Fly. Maria added a bronze in the 200 BK and 100 Fly. She also established 5 new Killarney Records.
Kyle Troskot won the 50 free and 100 Free events. Issac To was on the podium 3 times with triple bronze medals in his breaststroke specialty.
Emma Mitchell was the winner of 4 silver medals (200 FR, 400 IM, 200 IM, 400 FR), while Kate MacLean rounded out the Killarney Medal totals with a Gold in the 200 FL and bronze in the 100 Bk.
The team recorded 156 personal best times and 13 of 27 swimmers advanced to at least one Final.
“We had some really good swims to end short course. The boys 1500m swim off was special to watch as well. Gabriel Zaquia was awarded a re-swim when the timers forgot to ring the lap bell. So the next day he was joined by Cole Childrey and Sam Wise in a 1500 swim off! All 3 boys had significant best times.”
This was also the final meet for the Cranmer kids, Thomas and Isabelle. The family is off to Australia for new adventures!