July 10, 2019
41 of our best Legends swimmers descended upon Halifax for the annual Ken Dunn Nova Scotia Provincial Championships. The Ken Dunn meet allows us to go head-to-head with the traditional east coast powerhouse club, the Halifax Trojans Aquatic Club (HTAC).
For the second straight year our Legends men's team was able to capture the Top Male Team honours!! Our Legends topped the 20 other teams in the meet, which included the best teams in Atlantic Canada and a few teams from Ontario. The men's team standings were...
2. HTAC..... 1477
3. ROC Swimming (Ottawa)... 1148
Men's team highlights included 17-year old Max Kelly breaking Provincial records in the 50BR and 100BR. The relay team of Ewan MacLean, Max Kelly, Cormac Bull, and Ronan Bull breaking the Provincial Age Group (15-17) in the 400 Medley Relay.
Our women's team finished a strong second place, behind the home team HTAC. The women's team standings were...
1. HTAC... 2624.5
2. SJL... 1711
3. SWAT (Sackville, NS)... 1211
Women's team highlights included 14-year old Abby Williams winning 5 events (50FR, 100FR, 100BK, 50FL, 200IM), setting Provincial Age Group (13-14) Records in all 5 events, earning the 14-15 year old female High Point Award, and qualifying for Olympic Trials (100FR). 18-year old Abby Simms also qualified for Olympic Trials with a 26.66 50FR. Kate Williams broke her own Provincial Record in the 200BK. The team of Abby Simms, Kate Williams, Emily Ricketts, and Abby Williams combined to smash Provincial Records in both the 400FR and 400 Medley relays.
On Monday, following the pool competition, our swimmers participated in the Open Water competition (1km, 3km, 5km) at Long Lake in Halifax. Our Legends swimmers repeatedly earned podium level finishes and we earned the Open Water Top Team award! The Open Water team standings were...
1. SJL... 711
2. HTAC... 517.5
3. ROC Swimming (Ottawa)... 451
The Ken Dunn Championships continue to be the measuring stick for the progress of our club versus the elite teams in Atlantic Canada. To win at this level is something the coaching staff and swimmers are especially proud of achieving. For our younger Legends, this is a level of competition we hope you aspire to reach to be able to see our team at it's best.