April 18, 2019
The 2019 Canadian Swimming Trials were April 3-7 at the Pan-Am Pool in Scarborough, with 8 LAC'ers competing. Maggie MacNeil, fresh off an poutstadning freshman year at the University of Michigan, followed that up with her first-ever senior national team selection, being nominated to the World Championship squad that will compete in Gwangju, South Korea in July. Maggie won 3 events, the 100FL with the 3rd fastest time in Canadian history and at the time 2nd-fastest in the world in 2018-19, as well as the 50FL and 50FR. She also placed 4th in the 100FR which was actually the swim that originally earned her spot on the Worlds team. All four of these swims were LAC club records.
Charis Huddle was named to her first Canadian National Team, and will compete at the FISU Games in Naples, Italy in July. David Hickey performed lifetime bests in all 6 of his events, swam in 3 B finals, and set a club record in the men's 100BK. Josie Andres, Carter Buck, Katie Callon, Ryan Estabrooks and Jack Haycock also raced well, with this being the very first Canadian Trials experience for all but Ryan.
At the Eastern Canadian Championships in Quebec City one week later, six LAC'ers continued the great swimming from Trials. Carter Buck won gold and silver in the Youth Boys 200BK and 100BK, Jack Haycock won silver in the Youth Boys 100BR (breaking a 40 year old club record) and placed 4th in the 200BR, Colin Shearer swam in the A final of the 200IM and set new pb's in 3 other races, Lauren Campbell won the B final of the Youth Girls 200BR and established pb's in 3 other events; Katie callon swam in the B final of the Open Girsl 100 and 200BK, and james Quigley raced to pb's in the 100BK and leading off the boys 4x100FR relay.