July 3, 2019
03 July 2019 (Calgary, AB) - The Cascade Swim Club is heading in to the Alberta Summer Championships beginning tomorrow, Thursday the 4th of July, and running through the weekend until Sunday. Cascade is heading in to the Edmonton championship event having broken more than 50 club, 43 provincial and 7 national record marks so far this year. Last year in the the 2017-2018 season Cascade had managed 49 club, 73 provincial and 3 national records over the course of the eleven-month competitive calendar. Cascade sits ahead of the pace from last season in terms of both club and national records but lags in the provincial record front by 30 marks. With more than a half-dozen meets left to go on the “sked” though there are likely plenty more to come with plenty of exciting racing expected at the Alberta Summer Championships.
The club’s record for record breaking in a season is as follows:
National Records Broken 23 2016-2017
Provincial Records Broken 85 2016-2017
Club Records Broken 92 2015-2016
Most recently Cascade saw a number of provincial marks done at the Alberta Summer Provincials held at Seton as well as one provincial record breaking relay that we missed reporting - done at our own CSI: 2019 swim meet. Back at CSI: 2018 the meet record in the girls 15-17 4x50 Free Relay was set by the University of Calgary swim club who in doing so also set girl’s the provincial mark. The old time, 1:47.90, stood until the CSI:2019 meet when Gray Almasi (27.89) led the team out quickly followed by Alexandra Butler (26.62), Payton Kelly (26.91) and then anchored very fast by Ella Varga (26.03). The quartet swam 1:47.45 which was a Provincial mark, meet mark as well as club record. The time eclipses the previous club record set in 2015 in a time of 1:48.75 by Paige Bergen, Ingrid Wilm, JoJo Kaluznick and Taryn Pratt. These four new Alberta provincial record breaking swimmers will have to wait until next year to get another crack at this one but luckily all swimmers will still be in this same age-category for relay events through most of next season. This is the very first ever (lifetime!) provincial record set by Almasi, Butler & Kelly while for Varga this is her 2nd lifetime mark and 2nd this season.
All Cascade records have now been updated and should be accurate as of today!
You can follow the team all weekend long through both meet mobile and the live results link on their website: http://results.teamunify.com/canosc/2019_AB_Summer_Champs/