May 17, 2017
West Coast Open was a great long course meet for the ten Hurricanes swimmers who took part!
Laura, Kourosh and Natalie all raced to new AA time standards! Kourosh swam to his AA time in the 200m Backstroke after narrowly missing his time in Langley. Natalie added her third and fourth events in the 100m Backstroke and 200m Individual Medley. Natalie raced to 100% best times and is just over the AA time standard in the 100m Breaststroke and 200m Freestyle. Laura added her fourth and fifth AA Championships events in the 400m Freestyle and 100m Breaststroke, her 100m Breaststroke was a 13 second drop!
Sidney had a great 200m Butterfly breaking 3:00 for the first time with a time of 2:58.33 which set a new club record! Sidney’s meet was very successful taking off time in almost all of her events and as usual racing more meters than anyone else on the team.
Tyler dropped a lot of time in his 100m Freestyle and 100m Backstroke events. He also raced well under his converted best times in the 100m Butterfly and 200m Freestyle, racing them long course for the first time.
Keala raced her first long course 200m Breaststroke and 400m Freestyle, racing under her best converted times in each event! Emily competed at her first meet with entry standards and had a fantastic 50m Breaststroke!
50m Butterfly was a great event for us with Lucas, Grace and Marisa all dropping time. Lucas was very strong in his freestyle events with best times in the 100m and 400m Freestyle. Grace was 100% best times and Marisa also had a strong 200m Individual Medley.
Our AAA swimmers will compete this weekend at the Hyack Festival Youth Cup, May 19-21. Swimmers from all groups will then compete at the Whistler Invitational May 27-28.
100% Best Times
Grace Robertson, Natalie Yu
>75% Best Times
Sidney Clement, Keala Haigh, Kourosh Shahbazi, Tyler Winsborrow
New Team Records
200m Butterfly – 2:58.33 – Sidney Clement (was Quincy Bender 3:00.76 2016)
New Time Standards
AA Provincial Championships
Laura Leeson – 400m Freestyle, 100m Breaststroke
Kourosh Shahbazi – 200m Backstroke
Natalie Yu – 100m Backstroke, 200m Individual Medley
A Provincial Times
Tyler Winsborrow – 100m Freestyle