May 31, 2017
Whistler SeaWolves Meet Recap
We had an incredible team swim meet this past weekend in Whistler with 33 swimmers at the competition! Saturday night we had a great team dinner with parents and swimmers all bonding on the patio at Dusty’s. Sunday morning most of the team met at Lost Lake for a cold swim and fun team bonding before heading to the pool to continue racing! The team really came together at the pool both days with swimmers from all of our groups racing in the meet.
Our youngest swimmers swam many of their 50m and all of their 100m events for the first time. Congratulations to Zach, Mason, Rebecca, Cooper, Esme, Alessandra, Mikayla, Declan and Shae, who all swam 100m events for the first time! Our youngest swimmers also did a fantastic job improving their 50m Freestyle times, Zach raced off 4 seconds, Rebecca dropped 4 seconds, Esme improved by 6 seconds, Declan took off 9 seconds and Shae was 10 seconds faster! Most of their 50m Freestyle times were from just a month ago.
We had one new LMR Meets qualifier as Sarah raced her first 200m Individual Medley with an amazing time of 3:44, 16 seconds under the 4:00 time standard! She was out very fast in the butterfly and backstroke and kept working in the breaststroke and freestyle to smash the time standard! Addison and Hana also had fantastic 200m Individual Medley’s both taking off over 11 seconds and setting themselves up to get the LMR time early next year!
We added three more swimmers to our AA Championships roster at the meet! Kourosh raced to his second qualifying time in the 100m Backstroke! Thomas broke 27 seconds in his 50m Freestyle to get his second AA time standard! Lucas took the complicated route to his second time standard but finally went under the 50m Freestyle standard on his third attempt. We now have 11 swimmers racing at LC AA Championships a big improvement on the four we had attending SC AA Championships! Tyler is very close, racing to his AA time standard in the 50m Freestyle and just missing his 100m Freestyle by .11, he will take one more go at getting his qualifying time before AA Championships.
Taya also competed in her first swim meet! She was great in her backstroke events and swam very well in her freestyle and butterfly races. Taya has been a very enthusiastic addition to our team this year and it was fun to have her join the team at a competition.
Addison, Sarah, Keala, Meghan, Tessa, Cami, Hana, Emily, Laura, Jessica, Tyler and Natalie should also all be mentioned for taking off a lot of time from numerous events. Our team was constantly winning heats and looking very strong against our competition at the meet.
We also had great relay swims to end each session with every swimmer competing on at least one relay. The sessions were very busy with Hollyburn swimmers racing in almost every heat, but it was a very fun atmosphere and the small pool deck can get very loud when everyone gets into cheering.
All of our LMR qualified swimmers will now prepare for their
LMR Champs – June 17-18 in Langley
AA Champs – June 16-18 in Richmond
AAA Champs – July 6-9 in Kamloops
Everyone should be attending our Team Fun Meet and Awards Banquet on Friday, June 2!
100% Best Times
Taya Flemons, Addison Groenewold, Sarah Gunn, Rebecca Haigh, Cami Hill, Esme Jessup, Laura Leeson, Mikayla Morris, Tyler Winsborrow, Natalie Yu
>66% Best Times
Zach Bosa, Mason Fiorvento, Keala Haigh, Meghan Haigh, Tessa Harris, Cooper Hatswell, Hana Horsman, Emily Jones, Alessandra McCready, Declan Murtha, Shae Murtha, Kourosh Shahbazi, Jessica Strong
New Team Records
50m Backstroke – 33.26 – Jessica Strong (was Jessica Strong 34.38 2016)
100m Backstroke – 1:08.92 – Jessica Strong (was Jessica Strong 1:11.46 2017)
100m Butterfly – 1:15.73 – Jessica Strong (was Quincy Bender 1:17.39 2016)
400m Individual Medley – 5:40.07 – Jessica Strong (was Avery Kirstiuk 5:50.81 2015)
New Time Standards
AAA Provincial Championships
Natalie Yu – 50m Freestyle
AA Provincial Championships
Sidney Clement – 200m Backstroke
Thomas Dignum – 50m Freestyle
Cami Hill – 200m Butterfly
Laura Leeson – 200m Backstroke, 100m Breaststroke, 50m Freestyle
Lucas Ouellette – 50m Freestyle
Kourosh Shahbazi – 100m Backstroke
Jessica Strong – 100m Freestyle, 200m Freestyle
Tyler Winsborrow – 50m Freestyle
Natalie Yu – 100m Freestyle, 100m Backstroke, 200m Backstroke
A Provincial Times
Tessa Harris – 100m Breaststroke, 200m Breaststroke
Laura Leeson – 100m Butterfly
Tyler Winsborrow – 100m Backstroke
LMR Time Standard
Sarah Gunn – 200m Individual Medley