October 19, 2016
Surrey Fall Invitational Meet Recap
The Hurricanes Swim Team had 24 swimmers race for the first time in the 2016-2017 Swim Season this past weekend in Surrey. The meet is a great way to start the season with all the swimmers racing 50m Freestyle, all four 100m events (Fly, Back, Breast, Free), 200m Individual Medley and 200m Freestyle. Our younger swimmers had great success racing to new best times after growing through the summer. Tessa Harris, Emily Jones, Jessica LaVallie and Tiger Li competed in their first LMR swim meet and did an incredible job racing new events! Our older swimmers showed off their technique that we have been focusing on for the first six weeks of the season and displayed their improved underwater work off the walls. Our team is much better at finishing races now with many swimmers winning heats and holding on to their speed on the second half of their swims.
Congratulations to Jessica Strong who swam to her first 12-13 AAA Provincial Championships Time Standard, as well as a team record in the 100m Breaststroke!
A few other highlights include:
Josh dropping 15+ seconds off of his 100m Breaststroke, 100m Butterfly and 200m Individual Medley!
Tessa swam with great technique in all of her events, racing to all best times!
Meghan had great racing speed to finish all of her events also racing to best times in every event!
Cami had a strong meet with a much improved 100m Butterfly with a 22 second drop!
Emily showed off her work on her dives and raced to a 3:46 200m IM after just breaking 4:00 to qualify!
Jessica also had a great 200m IM swimming to a time of 3:50.
Laura dropped time in every event and raced out in front in most of her heats!
Grace had a great 200m IM, breaking 3:00 for the first time thanks to her improved breaststroke!
Sophie swam to the fastest girls 200m Freestyle with a very well split race!
Tyler showed great finishing speed and swam to bests in all his events!
100% Best Times
Meghan Haigh, Tessa Harris, Laura Leeson, Kourosh Shahbazi, Tyler Winsborrow
>75% Best Times
Keala Haigh, Emily Jones, Jessica LaVallie, Tiger Li, Sophie Smith
Top 8 Finishes
Avery Kirstiuk 5th 100m Breaststroke
Tiger Li 8th 200m Freestyle
Aidan Smith 6th 100m Freestyle, 6th 50m Freestyle, 8th 100m Backstroke
Sophie Smith 7th 100m Breaststroke
Jessica Strong 1st 100m Breaststroke
New Team Records
100m Breaststroke – 1:21.91 – Jessica Strong (was 1:23.39 Georgina Philpotts 2010)
New Time Standards
AAA Provincial Championships
Jessica Strong 100m Breaststroke
A Time Standards
Josh DeCoteau 100m Breaststroke, 200m Individual Medley
Cami Hill 100m Freestyle, 100m Butterfly
Laura Leeson 200m Freestyle, 50m Freestyle
Aidan Smith 100m Breaststroke
Sophie Smith 100m Freestyle, 50m Freestyle