Pointe-Claire Invitational Review

We had five Hurricanes swimmers race at the Pointe-Claire Invitational this past weekend with incredible results throughout the weekend. The team raced to eight individual medals, two relay medals, seven short course team records, 11 long course team records and a new Canadian Trial qualifier thanks to Jessica’s 50m Breaststroke! The Pointe-Claire Invitational is a great age group meet with short course heats and long course finals with top clubs from across the country participating.

Morgan had a fantastic meet with best times in four of her events! Morgan was especially good in the long course finals improving her placing to medal with a gold in the 100m Freestyle, silver in the 50m Freestyle and bronze in the 50m Butterfly! She also raced to a bronze medal in the 400m Freestyle! Morgan’s time of 30.39 was a new team record in the 50m Butterfly!

Quincy took care of her best event going into the meet first overall and earning the gold medal in the 50m Freestyle with a team record time of 27.07! Quincy also improved the team records in the 100m, 200m and 400m Freestyle events! Quincy also broke a minute in the 100m Freestyle for the first time long course, racing to a time of 59.85!

Josh had an incredible 50m Freestyle in finals, racing to a time of 26.37, knocking almost two seconds off his best long course time and setting a new club record! He also was just .01 away from a bronze medal with his freestyle sprint. Josh also really improved his long course times in the 200m and 400m Individual Medley events, setting new club records in each distance.

Olivia set new team records in the long course 100m Butterfly, long course 400m Individual Medley and 200m Individual Medley in both short and long course! She was on her game throughout the meet racing to best times in five of her six events and had some great long course swims in the 100m Butterfly, 400m Individual Medley and 200m Individual Medley!

In the 50m Breaststroke Jessica raced to a fast short course time of 33.12 in the morning heats and then took off the final finishing with a time of 33.97 to finish first overall! Her time was well under the 34.56 youth qualifying time and just missed the open age group qualifying time of 33.82! Jessica finished on the medal podium with a silver in the 100m Breaststroke and bronze in the 200m Breaststroke. She also added the 50m Backstroke to her list of events at Western Championships with a time of 32.24, just missing another medal by .07.

Overall, the team was very strong racing long course, which has been one of our main training goals for the season. The biggest meets in Canada take place in long course pools and this was a great sign for our season that our swimmers stepped up and swam so well in the 50m format only three months into the season!

Pointe-Claire Medals

Morgan Bender           Gold 100m Freestyle, Silver 50m Freestyle, Bronze 50m Butterfly,
                                    Bronze 400m Freestyle
Jessica Strong            Gold 50m Breaststroke, Silver 100m Breaststroke,
                                    Bronze 200m Breaststroke
Quincy Bender            Gold 50m Freestyle
Quincy, Jessica, Olivia, Morgan         Bronze 4x50m Freestyle Relay
Olivia, Jessica, Morgan, Quincy         Bronze 4x50m Medley Relay

Short Course Records
14&under Girls
50m Backstroke – 31.36 – Jessica Strong (was Jessica Strong 31.80 2018)
50m Breaststroke - 33.12 - Jessica Strong (was Jessica Strong 33.99 2018)
200m Individual Medley – 2:30.25 – Olivia Jakeman (was Jessica Strong 2:31.40 2018)
15&over Girls
100m Freestyle - 58.55 - Quincy Bender (was Quincy Bender 59.26 2018)
200m Freestyle - 2:06.41 - Quincy Bender (was Quincy Bender 2:11.50 2018)
400m Freestyle - 4:31.36 - Quincy Bender (was Quincy Bender 4:34.97 2018)
14&under Boys
400m Individual Medley - 5:03.36 - Josh DeCoteau (was Aidan Smith 5:04.33 2017)

Long Course Records
14&under Girls
50m Backstroke – 32.24 – Jessica Strong (was Jessica Strong 32.45 2018)
50m Breaststroke - 33.97 - Jessica Strong (was Jessica Strong 34.87 2018)
100m Butterfly - 1:07.45 - Olivia Jakeman (was Olivia Jakeman 1:07.97 2018)
200m Individual Medley – 2:32.82 – Olivia Jakeman (was Olivia Jakeman 2:33.18 2018)
400m Individual Medley - 5:26.54 - Olivia Jakeman (was Olivia Jakeman 5:28.94 2018)
15&over Girls
50m Freestyle - 27.07 - Quincy Bender (was Quincy Bender 27.12 2018)
100m Freestyle – 59.85 – Quincy Bender (was Quincy Bender 1:00.00 2018)
400m Freestyle – 4:42.28 – Quincy Bender (was Jennifer Darling 4:58.23 2010)
50m Butterfly – 30.39 – Morgan Bender (was Quincy Bender 30.75 2018)
14&under Boys
50m Freestyle - 26.37 - Josh DeCoteau (was Aidan Smith 26.41 2017)
200m Individual Medley – 2:26.91 – Josh DeCoteau (was Aidan Smith 2:27.11 2017)

New Time Standards

SwimBC Provincial Time Standards
Josh DeCoteau           50m Freestyle, 400m Individual Medley

SwimBC Open Time Standards
Morgan Bender           50m Butterfly

Canadian Western Championships
Jessica Strong            50m Backstroke

Canadian Senior Championships
Jessica Strong            50m Breaststroke

Canadian Trials
Jessica Strong            50m Breaststroke