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SC AAA Championships Results

Swim BC Short Course AAA Championships Results

Our team had a terrific showing at the Short Course AAA Championships this past weekend!

Chris Ruus led the way medaling in all three backstroke events and placing first overall in both the 50m Backstroke and 200m Backstroke! Chris led throughout the 200m Backstroke, showing a big improvement in his second half speed holding off strong competition and racing to a best time of 2:04.86! He also out-touched the competition in the 50m Backstroke finishing with a 26.97 just .01 ahead of the second place finisher. In the 100m Backstroke Chris swam to a bronze medal while beating his best time three times at the meet, his fastest was 57.60. Chris also raced in finals in both the 50m and 100m Freestyle events and broke four team records at the meet.

Aidan Smith had a strong showing narrowly missing his Canadian Age Group Championship times in the 50m Freestyle by .10, 100m Freestyle by .35, 200m Freestyle by .21 and 400m Freestyle by two seconds! Aidan is a strong long course swimmer so should qualify early in the long course season, an incredible accomplishment to qualify in the youngest age group! Aidan raced to second swims in all eight of his events finishing 5th in the 400m Freestyle and 6th in the 50m, 100m and 200m Freestyle events.

Sophie Smith was tremendous at her first AAA Provincial Championships racing to 4th place finishes in both the 50m Breaststroke and 200m Breaststroke as well as a 5th place finish in the 100m Breaststroke. Sophie set new team records in the 50m and 100m Breaststroke events. She qualified as a 13 year old for Canadian Age Group Championship and is close to qualifying as a 14 year old for this summer’s meet.

Avery Kirstiuk also competed at her first AAA Provincial Championships with great results. Avery finished 5th overall in the 200m Breaststroke and 8th in the 100m Breaststroke. She is just over her qualifying times for Canadian Age Group Championships.

Sidney Clement raced at her first AAA Provincial Championships setting four club records at the meet. Sidney still has two more AAA Championships meets in the 11&under age group and was one of the top 4-6 10 year old swimmers in each of her events.

Morgan Bender set a new team record in the 400m Freestyle and just missed finals in her other freestyle events. Morgan is one of the rare swimmers who qualified for the 12-13 year old age group at her first chance and has three more AAA Provincial Championships in her age group to move up the standings. 

We had a much bigger presence on deck with a larger team that included strong relays with some great swimming to end their short course seasons. Great work by Quincy Bender, Jade Clement, Thomas Dignum, Roscoe Dillman, Lucas Ouellette and Marisa Ruus who greatly added to our team throughout the meet.

100% Best Times
Sophie Smith

66+% Best Times
Sidney Clement, Avery Kirstiuk, Chris Ruus, Aidan Smith  

New Team Records
10&under Girls
200m Freestyle – 2:44.36 – Sidney Clement (was 2:48.57 Sidney Clement 2016)
50m Breaststroke – 43.40 – Sidney Clement (was 44.28 Hannah Philpotts 2010)
50m Butterfly – 38.32 – Sidney Clement (was 38.76 Sidney Clement 2016)
400m Individual Medley – 6:21.91 – Sidney Clement (6:29.01 Sidney Clement 2016)
12&under Girls
400m Freestyle – 4:54.85– Morgan Bender (was 4:56.95 Quincy Bender 2016)
200m Individual Medley – 2:44.04 – Morgan Bender (was 2:44.50 Morgan Bender 2015)
14&under Girls
50m Breaststroke – 36.57 – Sophie Smith (was 37.73 Avery Kirstiuk 2015)
100m Breaststroke – 1:17.95 – Sophie Smith (was 1:18.82 Georgina Philpotts 2010)
14&under Boys
200m Freestyle – 2:08.11 – Aidan Smith (was 2:08.63 Aidan Smith 2015)
15&over Boys
100m Freestyle – 52.42 – Chris Ruus (was 53.37 Colby Evans 2014)
50m Backstroke – 26.97 – Chris Ruus (was 27.08 Chris Ruus 2015)
100m Backstroke – 57.60 – Chris Ruus (was 58.77 Chris Ruus 2015)
200m Backstroke – 2:04.86 – Chris Ruus (was 2:06.27 Chris Ruus 2015)

New Time Standards

AAA Provincial Championships
Morgan Bender – 400m Freestyle

AA Provincial Championships
Avery Kirstiuk – 100m Backstroke

A Provincial Championships
Sidney Clement – 50m Backstroke