March 3, 2019
03 March 2019 (Repsol Sports Centre, Calgary) - After two days of racing and two days of excitement Cascade has put a number for swimmers into the upcoming Alberta Championships happening next month. Not only have we had a whole whack of new qualifiers make the cut we’ve had a tonne of swimmers dropping monster amounts of time in all of their events.
Two make it to Alberta Championships from this weekend everyone has two ways of doing it:
1. Win your event in finals. Full stop. You win and you are in. This is a great way of reminding all of us about the sport we have chosen and the game we are playing in the pool. It’s an awesome game and the aim of that game is to get your hand on the wall first. This method of getting to the championship meet was brought back to the competition by popular demand by the coaching community and is a valuable learning tool for the swimmers. It’s about the racing.
2. Make the Alberta Championships qualifying time. That one is not that complicated.
So far we have had a number of swimmers make the criteria to attend Championships in March - some by winning and some by making the cut:
Ellie Baker, made her 1st time in the 400 free and then solidified it all with a win underneath the cut in the 200m backstroke.
Roan Clifford, made the cut to go, first, by winning the 50 fly and going underneath the standard and then, second, qualifying time came in the 200 breaststroke.
Jessica Chiasson made it by winning the 200m backstroke last night.
Camryn Dale, she got her second qt in the 200IM.
Parker Deshayes, he made his second qualifying time in the 800 Free.
Kaethen Hill, he got his second qualifying time in the 100 Free.
Kaitlyn Kennedy, took home the gold in the 400 free to make the grade.
Alexa Warren, nailed down her second time in the 100m butterfly.
We will have more names and results to report later through the weekend and after our final day of swimming. You can follow the meet through the “ FOLLOW RESULTS” button on the front of the Cascade website.