Wavemaker Recap

As always the Wavemaker was an exciting meet for our team. With the younger age groups we always get a lot of swimmers into finals and this year we had 16 swimmers finish top eight in their events for 68 final swims! Our finalists were Brek, Durban, Morgan, Quincy, Jade, Sidney, Josh, Thomas, Isabelle, Avery, Lucas, Chris, Marisa, Kourosh, Aidan and Sophie. This meet is a great learning experience for our younger swimmers as they get a great chance to compete in a heats and finals meet, with everyone racing again at night whether in an individual event or on a relay team. Great work by Brek, Meghan, Keala and Alayna who all raced in their first meet in Victoria! 

Sophie, Avery and Aidan all achieved their first Canadian Age Group Championships time standards! Sophie qualified in the 14 year old girls 100m and 200m Breaststroke events. Avery was under the standard in the 13 year old girls 100m and 200m Breaststrokes. Both Avery and Sophie just missed their third time in the 50m Breaststroke. Aidan raced to his first 13&under time standard in the 100m Freestyle and narrowly missed in the 50m, 200m and 400m Freestyle events. Chris is already qualified after participating in his first Canadian Age Group Championships last summer. Swimmers need three time standards to qualify for the meet and we are in a very good position to send the biggest Hurricanes team ever to the top age group meet in the country! 

Our swimmers broke an astonishing 30 club records! 30 records in one swim meet! Morgan broke eight 12&under records on her own! Sidney set seven records in the 10&under age group! Sophie broke four 14&under records, Aidan broke three 14&under marks, Marisa swam to three new 15&over records, Quincy broke two in the 12&under age group, Durban set two new 10&under records and Jade made a new 14&under record! Very impressive swimming! We’ve already had a very successful long course season!

We also came away with an incredible 31 medal swims. Sidney led the way with five gold medals in the 200m Individual Medley, 50m and 200m Butterflies, 50m and 100m Breastrokes as well as a silver in the 200m Breaststroke. Sidney was also the highest placing 10&under in the 400m Individual Medley, 400m and 800m Freestyles which were swam as 12&under events. Chris swept the Backstroke events with first place finishes in the 50m, 100m and 200m Backstrokes, he also added a win in the 50m Butterfly, second place in the 50m Freestyle and third place finishes in the 100m Freestyle, 400m Freestyle and 400m Individual Medley. Aidan swam to a gold in the 50m Freestyle, silvers in the 100m Freestyle and 50m Backstroke and finished with a bronze in the 200m Freestyle. Morgan had a pair of gold medals in the 100m and 200m Freestyles and a pair of silver medals in the 400m and 800m Freestyle events. Durban raced to first in the 100m and 200m Breaststroke events and added a silver in the 50m Freestyle and a bronze in the 50m Butterfly. Sophie swam to silver medals in both the100m and 200m Breaststroke. Avery had two bronze medal finishes in the 100m and 200m Breaststroke events. Quincy raced to third place in the 400m Freestyle.

100% Best Times
Brek Ball, Durban Ball, Morgan Bender, Jade Clement, Sidney Clement, Meghan Haigh, Shona Kelly, Avery Kirstiuk, Laura Leeson, Marisa Ruus, Kourosh Shahbazi, Aidan Smith, Sophie Smith

66+% Best Times
Quincy Bender, Josh DeCoteau, Thomas Dignum, Isabelle Hadad, Keala Haigh, Cami Hill, Naomi Kagna, Alayna Michieli, Lucas Ouellette, Grace Robertson

New Team Records
10&under Girls
800m Freestyle – 12:00.08 – Sidney Clement
50m Breaststroke – 42.50 – Sidney Clement (was 42.73 Hannah Philpotts 2011)
200m Breaststroke – 3:15.12 - Sidney Clement (was 3:23.04 Sidney Clement 2016)
50m Butterfly – 39.35 – Sidney Clement (was 42.08 Hannah Philpotts 2011)
200m Butterfly – 3:21.06 – Sidney Clement (was 3:36.86 Sidney Clement 2015)
200m Individual Medley – 3:05.86 – Sidney Clement (was 3:12.20 Morgan Bender 2014)
400m Individual Medley – 6:30.76 – Sidney Clement
12&under Girls
50m Freestyle – 30.18 – Morgan Bender (was Morgan Bender 30.27 2015)
100m Freestyle – 1:04.13 – Morgan Bender (was Morgan Bender 1:07.24 2015)
200m Freestyle – 2:20.75 – Morgan Bender (was Morgan Bender 2:27.19 2016)
400m Freestyle – 4:56.76 – Morgan Bender (was Morgan Bender 5:13.67 2015)
800m Freestyle – 10:36.68 – Morgan Bender (was Carly Kagna 12:12.57 2010)
50m Backstroke – 35.74 – Morgan Bender (was Carly Kagna 36.40 2011)
50m Butterfly – 34.45 – Morgan Bender (was Morgan Bender 36.43 2015)
100m Butterfly – 1:22.79 – Quincy Bender (was Quincy Bender 1:24.93 2016)
200m Butterfly – 3:05.12 – Quincy Bender (was Quincy Bender 3:15.16 2015)
200m Individual Medley – 2:47.90 – Morgan Bender (was Morgan Bender 2:54.89 2015)
14&under Girls
400m Freestyle – 5:19.00 – Sophie Smith (was 5:19.25 Georgina Philpotts 2011)
800m Freestyle – 11:26.60 – Jade Clement
50m Breaststroke – 36.96 – Sophie Smith (was 37.34 Georgina Philpotts 2011)
100m Breaststroke – 1:19.68 – Sophie Smith (was 1:20.65 Georgina Philpotts 2011)
200m Breaststroke – 2:51.60 – Sophie Smith (was 2:52.41 Georgina Philpotts 2011)
15&over Girls
200m Freestyle – 2:19.26 – Marisa Ruus (was 2:22.34 Jennifer Darling 2010)
800m Freestyle – 10:30.59 – Marisa Ruus
200m Butterfly – 3:01.50 – Marisa Ruus (was 3:03.82 April Barnes 2013)
10&under Boys
50m Backstroke – 42.31 – Durban Ball (was 46.15 Aidan Smith 2013)
200m Breaststroke – 3:35.71 – Durban Ball (was 3:38.75 Durban Ball 2016)
14&under Boys
50m Freestyle – 27.51 – Aidan Smith (was 27.55 Chris Ruus 2013)
100m Freestyle – 59.21 – Aidan Smith (was 1:00.41 Chris Ruus 2013)
200m Freestyle – 2:11.99 – Aidan Smith (was 2:13.56 Chris Ruus 2013)

New Time Standards

Canadian Age Group Championships
Avery Kirstiuk – 100m Breaststroke, 200m Breaststroke
Aidan Smith – 100m Freestyle
Sophie Smith – 100m Breaststroke, 200m Breaststroke

Western Canadian Championships
Sophie Smith – 100m Breaststroke

AAA Provincial Championships
Morgan Bender – 100m Freestyle, 200m Freestyle, 400m Freestyle
Sidney Clement – 50m Breaststroke, 200m Butterfly, 200m Breaststroke
Avery Kirstiuk – 50m Breaststroke, 100m Breaststroke, 200m Breaststroke
Chris Ruus – 400m Individual Medley
Aidan Smith – 50m Backstroke, 50m Butterfly, 400m Freestyle
Sophie Smith – 50m Breaststroke

AA Provincial Championships
Morgan Bender – 50m Backstroke, 50m Butterfly
Quincy Bender – 50m Butterfly, 400m Freestyle, 100m Butterfly
Jade Clement – 100M Breaststroke, 400m Individual Medley
Sidney Clement – 200m Individual Medley, 100m Breaststroke, 50m Butterfly, 400m Freestyle
Thomas Dignum – 1500m Freestyle
Avery Kirstiuk – 200m Backstroke, 100m Butterfly
Chris Ruus – 400m Freestyle
Marisa Ruus – 200m Freestyle
Kourosh Shahbazi – 50m Backstroke, 200m Freestyle, 400m Freestyle
Sophie Smith – 400m Individual Medley

A Provincial Championships
Jade Clement – 50m Breaststroke, 400m Freestyle, 100m Butterfly
Josh DeCoteau – 200m Backstroke
Cami Hill – 200m Backstroke
Naomi Kagna – 50m Freestyle

Shona Kelly – 400m Freestyle, 50m Freestyle
Avery Kirstiuk – 50m Butterfly
Laura Leeson – 200m Breaststroke
Lucas Ouellette – 50m Breaststroke
Grace Robertson – 200m Backstroke, 100m Breaststroke, 50m Butterfly, 400m Freestyle
Marisa Ruus – 50m Butterfly
Sophie Smith – 50m Butterfly, 50m Freestyle