Whistler Invitational Review

Whistler Invitational Meet Review

Congratulations to the 28 swimmers who participated in the Whistler Invitational Meet May 28-29! The full range of our team participated with swimmers from every group in the club taking part.

Three swimmers qualified for LMR (Lower Mainland Region) Meets for the first time! Congratulations to Brek Ball (3:58.53), Tiger Li (3:58.49) and Thomas Reid (3:58.14) who all broke the 4:00 time standard! We had a handful of swimmers just over 4:00 so we should have an exciting Development Meet this weekend as our Dream swimmers aim to qualify for LMR Meets for next season!   

Our older swimmers raced short course for the first time since February or March and set new personal bests in many of their events. Quincy Bender, Morgan Bender and Sophie Smith all set new team records in their last short course meet in their current age groups! 

Many Discover swimmers swam in new events and did a great job racing 50s and 100s for the first time! Great work by Tara Danaei, Addison Groenewold, Tessa Harris and Sydney LaVallie! A great experience for our young swimmers!

100% Best Times
Tara Danaei, Thomas Dignum, Addison Groenewold, Keala Haigh, Meghan Haigh, Tessa Harris, Jessica LaVallie, Sydney LaVallie, Tiger Li, Alayna Michieli, James Reid, Thomas Reid, Tyler Winsborrow, Curtis Woods

>75% Best Times
Brek Ball, Shona Kelly, Grace Robertson

New Team Records
12&under Girls
50m Butterfly – 33.68 – Morgan Bender (was 34.94 Quincy Bender 2016)
100m Butterfly – 1:17.39 – Quincy Bender (was 1:19.11 Abbey Heard 2016)
200m Butterfly – 2:51.79 - Quincy Bender (was 2:53.26 Quincy Bender 2016)
14&under Girls
50m Breaststroke – 36.01 – Sophie Smith (was 36.52 Avery Kirstiuk 2016)

New Time Standards

AAA Provincial Championships
Durban Ball - 200m Breaststroke

AA Provincial Championships
Morgan Bender – 50m Butterfly, 100m Backstroke
Sidney Clement – 100m Freestyle
Curtis Woods – 100m Freestyle

A Provincial Championships
Abbey Heard – 50m Freestyle
Grace Robertson – 50m Butterfly, 100m Backstroke
Tyler Winsborrow – 50m Freestyle
Curtis Woods – 100m Freestyle, 50m Freestyle, 200m Freestyle

LMR (Lower Mainland Region)
Brek Ball
Tiger Li
Thomas Reid