March 10, 2015
AAA BC Winter Championships in Vancouver,
Surrey, 5-7th March 2015 Head Coach M. Bukszowana
4 swimmers qualified for this meet.
Hannah Kingscote was the only one who made A final this weekend. She came 6th in 50 Back and her time was faster then required for National Age Group Championships. This is Hannah's first event that brings her closer to National AG level, but she still needs 2 more qualifying times to be eligible for that meet. Her battle is not over yet. Hannah qualified to B final in 100 Back. Her morning swim was her best time, which is also a club record, but she said that she knows she can do it faster, after making a mistake on the last turn. In the evening during her final, Hannah slipped on the start and swam slower than that morning, placing 15th. This shows us, that we still have a long way to go.
Two B finals were swam by Rennes Lindsay. On the first day Rennes qualified in 50 Free and she finished 14th in her age group category. In 200 Fly, which is one of the favourite events for Rennes, she improved her time, placing 12th in BC. Her new best time is another strong qualifying time for National Age Group, which will take place in Quebec City this summer.
Another B finals belong to Cassis Lindsay. The older sister had extra final swim in 50 Back, where she came 14th, 50 Free she placed 15th and 100 Back finishing 10th. Her 100 Back time was a new club record, which belonged up to last weekend to Bronwyn Pasloski and was set in 2007. This time is also a National AG qualifying time. Cassis needs to qualify in one more events to be eligible for that meet in the summer and she is only miliseconds off.
Adrian Robinson improved his times in Breastroke events but this was not enought to qualify to the finals.
It wasn't an easy meet for Glacier Bears, but our swimmers were trying their best. Definitely we have a lot of work to do before summer swim meets.
1x A final- Hannah 6th in 50 Back
6x B finals- 1x Hannah, 2x Rennes, 3x Cassis
National AG qualifying times: Cass 100 back and Hannah 50 back
7 club records broken:
50 Breast. 23rd. Record 33.43
100 Breast. 28th. Record 1:13.89
50 Back. Record 31.85
100 Back Record 1:07. 37
50 Back Record 32.01
100 Back Record 1:09.88
400IM Record 5:30.99