December 5, 2018
We had 49 Hurricanes swimmers compete at our own Hollyburn Invitational this past weekend! The pool was packed with swimmers and parents from six teams creating an exciting atmosphere for our team to step up and race!
15 swimmers competed in their first official swim meet! Great work by Dela, Nika, Isla, Stella, James, Yiyang, Edison, Marcus P, Aila, Addison S, Eric, Evelyn, Madelyn, Rickie, JayJay.
One of our main events is always the 200m Individual Medley, our swimmers in Competitive and Regional race the event to qualify for Lower Mainland Meets and it is one of the main qualifying standards for SwimBC Age Group Championships. Both Brooke and Atria had incredible 200m IM's to get their first 11 year old qualifying time for SwimBC Age Group Championships on the weekend! Now both girls just need any other time standard to fully qualify for the meet. We also had four more swimmers race to LMR time standards, congratulations Rebecca, Stella, YiYang and Declan! Rebecca and Declan both took off early in their races to go well under their 4:00 qualifying time, Declan raced to a 3:43.53 and Rebecca was a 3:47.03! Stella and YiYang were both racing the 200m IM for the first time and both of them were fantastic finishing with times of 3:55.96 for YiYang and 3:59.87 for Stella! Esme had an impressive swim, taking off seven seconds to finish with a 4:01 and just missing the time standard. Addison S had a great 200m IM taking three seconds off of her time and JayJay did a tremendous job racing his first 200m IM!
We had countless impressive swims throughout the weekend, from our youngest swimmers racing 25m events for the first time to our most experienced swimmers improving times in their top events. Our meet is such a fun event to see the entire team on deck working together and cheering each other on! Thanks to all the parents and swimmers who volunteered their time over the weekend to make it all happen! It is a big deal for our team to run a swim meet and we can't do it without having a large number of people step up to help out!
Next up for our team is big meets in Pointe-Claire and Richmond the next two weekends for qualified swimmers. In January LMR qualified swimmers will race at the CDSC Invitational January 18-20 and all swimmers will be able to take part in either the Chena Invitational or Chena Distance Meet in North Vancouver January 26-27.
100% Best Times
Claire DeCoteau, Josh DeCoteau, Dela Dordar, Saige Fiorvento, Jason Fu, Nika Ghaderi, Payton Groenewold, Rebecca Haigh, Stella Harris, Esme Jessup, Brooke Johannson, James Johannson, Emily Jones, YiYang Lin, Tiger Li, Edison Liu, Phillipa Lotz, Declan Murtha, Shae Murtha, Marcus Palffy, Aila Radziwill Galbraith, Addison Stewart, Evelyn Wan, Madelyn Wan, Ella Wigmore, Julia Xue, Jialu Yang, Roger Yu, Sarah Yu, Atria Zehtab, JayJay Zhou, Marcus Zhou
75+% Best Times
Keala Haigh, Meghan Haigh, Alessandra McCready, Lucas Ouellette, Kiersa Shariff
New Team Records
13-14 year old
50m Breaststroke - 33.99 - Jessica Strong (was Jessica Strong 34.20 2018)
New Time Standards
Lower Mainland Meets
Rebecca Haigh 200m Individual Medley
Stella Harris 200m Individual Medley
Yiyang Lin 200m Individual Medley
Declan Murtha 200m Individual Medley
SwimBC Age Group Championships
Meghan Haigh 100m Breaststroke
Brooke Johannson 200m Individual Medley
Atria Zehtab 200m Individual Medley
SwimBC Provincial Championships
Josh DeCoteau 100m Backstroke, 100m Butterfly
Lucas Ouellette 100m Backstroke