November 18, 2017
Hyack Fall Into Finals Review
Another great weekend of racing by our swimmers in Challenge and Excel at the Hyack Fall Into Finals Swim Meet! Swimmers focused more on their best events at this meet but were still off the blocks numerous times, some swimmers swam 10 events in heats and finals as well as relays. We are racing well now getting out of the blocks quickly, working hard to move up in heats, and improving in heats and finals. Our swimmers have put in a lot of racing work these past two weekends, will get back into training to focus on improvements for their December meets in Pointe-Claire and Chilliwack.
For a training swim meet, the results were fantastic. Everyone swam to best times, we had 15 new provincial time standards and 12 new team records. Our 13-14 year old girls are setting new records in almost every event we swim at meets, very exciting for the future of our club! Jessica had an incredible seven team records (50m Back, 100m Back, 200m Back, 50m Brst, 100m Brst, 100m Fly and 200m IM) and she still has another 20 months in the 13-14 age group! Jessie also achieved two new SwimBC Senior Championships time standards in the 50m Backstroke and the 200m Breaststroke. Lucas had a big break through meet, just missing 100% best times and getting his first SwimBC Tier II Provincial Standards in six events over the weekend! Cami also swam to her first three SwimBC Tier II Provincial Standards and a team record in the 400m Individual Medley! Natalie had a very busy meet and raced to her first SwimBC Tier II time standard in the 50m Freestyle and broke her first 11-12 year old team record in the 50m Butterfly! Quincy has continued to improve her 200m racing strategy with new team records in both the 200m Freestyle and the 200m Butterfly! Josh had a very well rounded meet with his biggest improvements in the distance freestyle events. Sophie broke 30 sec for the first time in 50m Free after a great 50m Fly that for one day was faster than her free time.
Our 13-14 year old relays were outstanding! Jessie, Quincy, Cami and Morgan set a new meet record in the 4x50m Freestyle Relay! Jessica led off the relay with a 29.15, Quincy was 27.10, Cami swam a 29.25 and Morgan finished it off with a 27.08! All bests and their time was the best ever with a lot of big clubs competing at the meet over the years! In the medley relay our 13-14 girls also swam under the previous meet record but were out-touched for first overall. Jessie started it off with a best 31.80 backstroke, Avery was 35.70 in the breaststroke, Morgan was 30.81 in the fly and Quincy went 26.95 in the freestyle! Very fast swimming. Our other relays swam well too with big best times by Avery (under 30 in 50m Free) and Laura (under 40 in 50m Brst). This was our first swim meet with relays this year, the relays at Pointe-Claire should be very exciting!
It really was a great meet and our team is in a great position to really race fast once we fine tune and properly prepare for meets in December.
100% Best Times
75+% Best Times
Josh DeCoteau, Cami Hill, Laura Leeson, Lucas Ouellette, Natalie Yu
New Team Records
50m Butterfly – 32.61 – Natalie Yu (was Jessica Strong 32.81 2017)
200m Freestyle – 2:11.41 – Quincy Bender (was Quincy Bender 2:13.23 2017)
50m Backstroke – 31.80 – Jessica Strong (was Cami Hill 34.25 2017)
100m Backstroke – 1:08.62 – Jessica Strong (was Jessica Strong 1:09.36 2017)
200m Backstroke – 2:30.01 – Jessica Strong (was Jessica Strong 2:32.02 2017)
50m Breaststroke – 34.62 – Jessica Strong (was Avery Kirstiuk 35.07 2016)
100m Breaststroke – 1:15.97 – Jessica Strong (was Avery Kirstiuk 1:16.43 2017)
100m Butterfly – 1:08.92 – Jessica Strong (was Quincy Bender 1:09.14 2017)
200m Butterfly – 2:35.80 – Quincy Bender (was Quincy Bender 2:37.63 2017)
200m Individual Medley – 2:32.98 – Jessica Strong (was Morgan Bender 2:35.93 2017)
400m Individual Medley – 5:25.53 – Cami Hill (was Quincy Bender 5:28.14 2017)
50m Butterfly – 31.01 – Sophie Smith (was April Barnes 31.80 2013)
New Time Standards
SwimBC Tier I Championships
Natalie Yu 200m Freestyle, 100m Breaststroke
SwimBC Tier II Championships
Cami Hill 100m Backstroke, 200m Backstroke, 400m Individual Medley
Lucas Ouellette 50m Freestyle, 100m Freestyle, 200m Freestyle, 1500m Freestyle,
100m Backstroke, 200m Backstroke
Jessica Strong 50m Freestyle
Natalie Yu 50m Freestyle
SwimBC Senior Open Championships
Jessica Strong 50m Backstroke, 200m Breaststroke