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Hollyburn Time Trial Review

Congratulations to all the swimmers who took part in our team Time Trial on Saturday morning! It was a great opportunity to get off the blocks and implement racing aspects for the swimmers. Pursuit and Typhoon swimmers raced first covering off the 200m Individual Medley, 100m Butterfly, 100m Backstroke, 100m Breaststroke and 100m Freestyle events. Then Tsunami and Monsoon competed in 3-5 of the following events, 200m Individual Medley, 100m Individual Medley, 50m Butterfly, 50m Backstroke, 50m Breaststroke and 50m Freestyle.

Many of our young swimmers raced events for the first time, gaining valuable experience. Congratulations to Zoe, Harris and Frank with their first 100m Individual Medley swims! Saige raced to her first time in the 100m Butterfly! We also had first times in some 50m events for Calais, Zoe, Harris and Frank! Vincent did an incredible job getting off the blocks for the first time after just joining the team this week!

Individual Medley events are always one of our main focuses and we had great results in the first event from each session. In our first session Saige and Stella set new best times in the 200m Individual Medley and we had really strong swims from Josh, Henry and Alessandra just missing their bests! Our Tsunami swimmers really had great 200m Individual Medley’s with Garrick, Emma and Phillipa all racing under their previous best times! We also had Monsoon swimmers Calais, Zoe, Nika, Harris and Frank finishing with best times in their 100m Individual Medley’s!

Overall it is so good for the swimmers to start racing again. We will be turning the focus in training towards more race specific strategy and technique over the next few weeks. Swimmers can also look forward to the following racing opportunities:

  • Wednesday, November 18 – bring your race suit to practice
                                    Pursuit 3:15-5:00pm        Typhoon/Tsunami 5:00-6:30pm
  • Saturday-Sunday, November 28-29 – Team Swim Meet – official results
                                    Pursuit/Typhoon/Tsunami 1:45-4:45pm four events each day
                                    Monsoon/Swim Academy 1 & 2 4:45-7:00pm three-four events each day
  • Saturday, December 12 – Time Trial – official results
                                    Pursuit/Typhoon/Tsunami – 6:45-9:00am – two events
  • Saturday, December 19 – Time Trial – official results
                                    Monsoon/Swim Academy 1 & 2 – 3:45-5:00pm two-three events
                                    Pursuit/Typhoon/Tsunami – 5:00-7:00pm two-three events

Please try to participate in as many racing opportunities as you can. They are a great way to reinforce skills from practice and will motivate swimmers to get more out of practice each day. The times are also important for swimmers who are aiming to make time standards and now our results will be official at our upcoming time trials so we will aim to get more swimmers qualified for SwimBC Divisional and Provincial Championships. We are keeping our numbers low at each session with swimmers spread out on the pool deck.