SC AAA Championships Recap

SC AAA Champs Meet Recap

We really had an incredible meet from our six swimmers at the SwimBC SC AAA Championships this past weekend! Our team was well represented with a lot of compliments from other teams regarding our racing throughout the meet.

Thursday we had a great start with Quincy dropping 22 seconds in her 800m Freestyle to finish 4th in the 12-13 age group with a time of 9:38.30! Sidney dropped 28 seconds to finish 5th in the 11&under age group. Morgan put points on the board with a 13th place and our 4x200m Freestyle Relay dropped 21 seconds off of our entry time with Quincy, Jessica, Morgan and Sidney all racing to new bests! Jessica was 12 seconds under her best time!

Friday had everyone competing and we raced to nine finals in one session! Jessica raced to new club records in both the 200m IM and 100m Backstroke with second swims in both. Sidney had a busy day with the 200m IM, 200m Butterfly and 400m Free racing to finals in both the Fly and Free! Morgan had an exciting 400m Free dropping nine seconds off her time! Aidan made second swims with new records in both the 400m Free and 100m Back! Quincy finished 5th in the 400m Freestyle dropping 12 seconds and also made consols in the 200m Fly with a five second improvement! We also had an outstanding 4x50m Free Relay that Morgan led off with a 28.08!

Saturday was the most exciting day of the meet, we only had seven races in finals but made the most of them with four trips to the medal podium! In the 12-13 year old 100m Freestyle Quincy finished second with a time of 1:00.39 and Morgan was third with a time of 1:00.84! Sidney raced from 5th to 3rd in the 11&under 100m Breaststroke and Jessica also moved up two places to finish 3rd in the 12-13 100m Breaststroke! Jessica’s swim bettered her club record! Sidney also took off 10 seconds in her 400m IM with another top eight finish! Aidan continued his strong performance with second swims and team records in the 100m Freestyle and 200m Backstroke events! Durban had a great 100m Breaststroke moving up to 16th place!

On Sunday our team had a strong finish with eight more second swims! Quincy led the way with another medal finishing third in the 50m Freestyle! Morgan was just missed the medals by .14 in the 50m Free. Both Morgan and Quincy had big improvements in their 200m Freestyle with Morgan setting a new club record! Sidney raced to finals in the 200m Breaststroke and Jessica won the consolation final of the 200m Breaststroke! Aidan raced again in the consolation finals in the 50m and 200m Freestyles, setting a club record with a very fast 25.51 in the 50m Free! Durban had a great day with big drops in both the 50m Free and 200m Breast!

Our young team still has lots of room for improvement as we add more swimmers and build on this success at a provincial level! Morgan and Quincy broke team records in seven events and between the two of them were under the previous records 20 different times in the 13-14 age group and they are both 13! They also have one more AAA Championships to go in their age group! Jessica is at the bottom of her 12-13 age group and was already winning medals as well as rewriting our 12&under record board! Aidan made second swims in all of his events as a 14 year old in a very fast 14-15 age group and has broken the majority of our 13-14 records which were set by swimmers who went on to medal at age group nationals! Sidney and Durban are on track to be at AAA Championships throughout their swimming careers after qualifying as 11 year olds! Aidan, Quincy and Morgan all qualified for future BC Senior Open Meets where swimmers need 16&over times standards to participate in and we already had Jessica, Sophie and Avery achieve these standards. Very exciting as our team took another big step forward!  

100% Best Times
Quincy Bender

>66% Best Times
Morgan Bender, Aidan Smith

New Team Records
11-12 Girls
100m Backstroke – 1:11.46 – Jessica Strong (was Jessica Strong 1:12.88 2016)
100m Breaststroke – 1:17.32 – Jessica Strong (was Jessica Strong 1:17.87 2016)
200m Individual Medley – 2:37.62 – Jessica Strong (was Jessica Strong 2:42.48 2016)
13-14 Girls
50m Freestyle – 28.08 – Morgan Bender (was Quincy Bender 28.72 2016)
100m Freestyle – 1:00.39 – Quincy Bender (was Quincy Bender 1:02.87 2016)
200m Freestyle – 2:15.19 – Morgan Bender (was Marisa Ruus 2:17.85 2015)
400m Freestyle – 4:40.72 – Quincy Bender (was Morgan Bender 4:51.05 2016)
800m Freestyle – 9:38.30 – Quincy Bender (was Morgan Bender 9:55.80 2016)
100m Butterfly – 1:12.33 – Quincy Bender (was April Barnes 1:12.48 2013)
200m Butterfly – 2:37.63 – Quincy Bender (was Quincy Bender 2:43.07 2016)
13-14 Boys
50m Freestyle – 25.51 – Aidan Smith (was Aidan Smith 26.03 2017)
100m Freestyle – 56.32  - Aidan Smith (was Aidan Smith 56.53 2017)
400m Freestyle – 4:23.54 – Aidan Smith (was Aidan Smith 4:24.85 2017)
100m Backstroke – 1:03.24 – Aidan Smith (was Chris Ruus 1:03.83 2013)
200m Backstroke – 2:17.65 – Aidan Smith (was Chris Ruus 2:18.17 2013)

New Time Standards

AAA Provincial Championships
Durban Ball – 50m Freestyle
Morgan Bender – 200m Freestyle
Quincy Bender – 200m Freestyle