Xmas Cracker Recap

Xmas Cracker Meet Recap

26 Hurricanes swimmers traveled to Victoria to compete at the Xmas Cracker December 4-6th! It was great to see our swimmers continue to make improvements after how well we raced in November! We raced to over 85% best times as a team at the meet with nine swimmers finishing with all bests and everyone was best times in over half of their events! Five different swimmers broke 11 club records, Sidney, Morgan, Quincy, Sophie and Chris! Sophie and Roscoe are now fully qualified for AAA Provincial Championships! Durban, Marisa and Amanda are fully qualified for AA Provincial Championships! Chris raced to two bronze medals in the 100m Backstroke and the 200m Backstroke. Morgan, Quincy and Aidan also made the A finals and raced again at night. Abbey, Avery and Sophie all raced individual events in the consolation finals as well. We had some great swimming with every swimmer racing in at least one relay at the meet as well! Another great team effort at the Xmas Cracker!

We have seven swimmers – Morgan, Quincy, Roscoe, Avery, Chris, Marisa and Aidan – traveling to Montreal this weekend to compete in the Pointe-Claire Invitational. Follow results at:

Our next big focus meets will be LMR Championships, AA Championships and AAA Championships in February and March. We currently have four swimmers qualified for AAA Championships (Roscoe, Chris, Aidan and Sophie) and 11 qualified for AA Championships (Durban, Morgan, Quincy, Jade, Sidney, Abbey, Avery, Lucas, Marisa, Kourosh and Amanda). That is a huge list for our club! And a half dozen more are closing in on qualifying times!

100% Best Times
Quincy Bender, Sidney Clement, Thomas Dignum, Isabelle Hadad, Cami Hill, Avery Kirstiuk, James Maycher, Lucas Ouellette, Sophie Smith

>70% Best Times
Brek Ball, Durban Ball, Morgan Bender, Josh DeCoteau, Roscoe Dillman, Shona Kelly, Laura Leeson, Behbod Panahandeh, Grace Robertson, Marisa Ruus, Kiana Shahbazi, Aidan Smith, Curtis Woods, Amanda Yang

Top 3
Chris Ruus – 3rd 200m Backstroke, 3rd 100m Backstroke

Top 8 (Finals)
Morgan Bender – 400m Individual Medley,
Quincy Bender – 200m Butterfly
Thomas Dignum – 50m Backstroke
Chris Ruus – 100m Freestyle
Aidan Smith – 200m Backstroke, 50m Freestyle, 100m Backstroke

Top 16 (Consolation Finals)
Morgan Bender – 200m Freestyle, 400m Freestyle, 100m Freestyle, 50m Freestyle, 200m Breaststroke
Quincy Bender – 200m Freestyle, 400m Freestyle, 50m Freestyle
Sidney Clement – 200m Butterfly
Abbey Heard – 50m Backstroke, 200m Backstroke
Avery Kirstiuk – 50m Breaststroke, 100m Breaststroke, 200m Breaststroke
Chris Ruus – 200m Butterfly
Aidan Smith – 400m Freestyle, 400m Individual Medley
Sophie Smith – 50m Breaststroke, 100m Breaststroke, 200m Breaststroke

New Team Records
10&under Girls
200m Freestyle – Sidney Clement – 2:53.90 (was Morgan Bender 2:54.13 ’14)
100m Butterfly – Sidney Clement – 1:34.77 (was Amelia Baston 1:40.66 ’09)
200m Individual Medley – Sidney Clement – 3:13.90 (was Hannah Philpotts 3:15.19 ’11)
200m Butterfly – Sidney Clement – 3:18.18 (was Sidney Clement 3:26.15 ’15)
12&under Girls
50m Freestyle – Morgan Bender – 30.26 (was Morgan Bender 30.89 ’15)
100m Freestyle – Morgan Bender – 1:05.52 (was Morgan Bender 1:06.76 ’15)
400m Freestyle – Morgan Bender – 5:02.48 (was Carly Kagna 5:18.51 ’11)
200m Butterfly – Quincy Bender – 3:05.41 (was Annika Steiro 3:25.90 ’10)
14&under Girls 
50m Breaststroke - Sophie Smith - 37.76 (was Georgina Philpotts 38.16 '10)
15&over Boys
100m Backstroke – Chris Ruus – 58.77 (was Chris Ruus 59.35 ’15)
200m Backstroke – Chris Ruus -2:08.79 (was Chris Ruus 2:12.58 ’15) 

New Time Standards

Western Canadian Championships
Chris Ruus – 50m Freestyle

AAA Provincial Championships
Roscoe Dillman – 200m Freestyle
Avery Kirstiuk – 100m Breaststroke
Chris Ruus – 200m Butterfly
Aidan Smith – 400m Individual Medley, 100m Backstroke
Sophie Smith – 50m Breaststroke

AA Provincial Championships
Durban Ball – 50m Breaststroke, 100m Breaststroke, 100m Freestyle, 50m Freestyle
Morgan Bender – 400m Individual Medley, 200m Breaststroke
Quincy Bender – 200m Individual Medley, 400m Freestyle, 200m Butterfly
Roscoe Dillman – 200m Individual Medley, 200m Backstroke, 50m Freestyle, 100m Backstroke
Abbey Heard – 200m Backstroke
Avery Kirstiuk – 200m Freestyle, 100m Freestyle, 100m Butterfly
Lucas Ouellette – 50m Freestyle
Marisa Ruus – 200m Freestyle
Sophie Smith – 200m Freestyle, 200m Individual Medley, 400m Freestyle
Amanda Yang – 100m Backstroke

A Provincial Times
Durban Ball – 50m Backstroke
Quincy Bender – 100m Butterfly, 200m Breaststroke
Jade Clement – 200m Freestyle
Sidney Clement – 100m Breaststroke, 100m Butterfly
Thomas Dignum – 50m Backstroke, 50m Breaststroke, 100m Breaststroke
Abbey Heard – 200m Freestyle
Cami Hill – 200m Individual Medley
James Maycher – 100m Breaststroke, 200m Breaststroke
Behbod Panahandeh – 100m Breaststroke, 100m Freestyle, 50m Freestyle
Marisa Ruus – 50m Butterfly, 100m Butterfly
Sophie Smith – 100m Butterfly
Curtis Woods – 200m Freestyle, 50m Backstroke, 200m Individual Medley, 50m Freestyle, 100m Backstroke
Amanda Yang – 200m Individual Medley