May 9, 2016
Yukon Championships Recap
Jade, Sidney, Cami and Avery did an incredible job of representing the Hurricanes at the Yukon Championships this past weekend. We also had Iris Tinmouth join us from the Comox Valley Sharks and our small team had a great time enjoying Whitehorse and racing fast!
Sidney broke a couple of former Whitehorse Glacier Bear star Bronwyn Pasloski’s 10&under breaststroke records from 2002. She dominated the 10&under age group with seven first place finishes in seven events and came away with the top aggregate award for the swimmer with the most points in her age group! Sidney also broke three more of our club records (400m Freestyle, 100m Breaststroke and 100m Butterfly) in her last short course meet as a 10 year old.
Avery raced to a third place aggregate award in the 13-14 year old girls age group! She swam to first place finishes in all three breaststroke events and the 200m Individual Medley. Avery narrowly missed fully qualifying for Canadian Age Group Championships by .12 in the 50m Breaststroke with an incredible swim that bettered her time by over a second. Avery set new club records in the 50m Breaststroke and 200m Individual Medley!
Jade raced to three medals in the 200m Breaststroke, 200m Individual Medley and 400m Individual Medley! She had a big time drop in the 400m Individual Medley breaking 6:00 for the first time and is moving closer to her AAA time in the 100m Breaststroke.
Cami had a great meet with all best times and is closing in on AA times in the 400m Individual Medley, 100m Breaststroke, 200m Individual Medley and 200m Breaststroke. She dropped over 10 seconds off her time in multiple events and swam the 400m Individual Medley for the first time!
We also had the opportunity to explore around Whitehorse and joined the Glacier Bears for a practice before the meet. The team hiked along the Yukon River to Canyon City an old gold rush town. At the Animal Preserve we saw muskox, lynx, arctic foxes, mountain goats, cariboo and bison including a baby bison less than a day old. We also swam in the Takhini hot springs to finish off the trip since no one was tired of the pool yet.
Sidney Clement, Avery Kirstiuk
400m Freestyle – 5:43.56 – Sidney Clement (was 5:57.35 Morgan Bender 2014)
100m Breaststroke – 1:33.53 – Sidney Clement (was 1:34.69 Hannah Philpotts 2010)
100m Butterfly – 1:27.69 – Sidney Clement (was 1:34.77 Sidney Clement 2015)
50m Breaststroke – 36.52 – Avery Kirstiuk (was 36.57 Sophie Smith 2016)
200m Individual Medley – 2:41.27 – Avery Kirstiuk (was 2:41.99 April Barnes 2012)
New Time Standards
Sidney Clement – 100m Butterfly, 50m Freestyle, 100m Breaststroke, 400m Freestyle, 200m Breaststroke
Jade Clement –100m Butterfly
Cami Hill – 100m Breaststroke, 50m Backstroke, 50m Breaststroke