Wolfpack Invitational meet report - Kamloops June 2017

Kamloops WOLF Pack Invitational meet - June 2-4, 2017

5 swimmers from WGB went to Kamloops for an invitational WOLF Pack meet on 2nd- 4th June 2017. The event took place in a 50m pool.
All 5 girls swam well and broke a few personal best times and gained some experience in long course pool and in relays.

Cassidy Cairns said:

“Overall I think this weekend went good. I got three best times but all my other races I barely added any time. My best times were in the 100 breast, 100 back and 200 breast. I now have four AA (Canada Summer Games) times in the 100 breast (B final), 100 free, 100 back and 50 free. On Sunday I struggled with my two races, 200 free and 100 fly.” Cassidy said that she will make sure that all her problems are going to be fixed at AA BC Championships. Cassidy was very happy seeing her improvement in Backstroke. She said: “I literally couldn’t move a muscle after” (100 Back race).

Hannah Kingscote qualified to 2 A finals and 2 B finals and out of 6 individual races she swam 3 best times. Generally Hannah had a good meet and a good lesson. Her second day didn’t go as well as we would like it, but after the swim meet Hannah admitted that she just didn’t believe in herself. This is probably the best acknowledgment from a young athlete, who has high goals for the future in swimming. On the first day Hannah won bronze with 32.17 in 50 Back. Second day for Hannah ended with B final in 100 Back, which she was not happy with adding few second in this event and slipping off the start, trying to get it back,. She also had a B final in 50 Fly. After the third day Hannah said: “Third day I swam 100 Fly and 200 Back. My 100 Fly felt great, probably it was my best race of the meet. I got 1:10.08 and made an A final. In the final I beat my time again with 1:09.64 and came 7th. The 200 Back I beat my best time by a second. It felt strong, but I still need to work on the third 50.”

Brooklyn Massie beat her best times in 50 Free and 100 Free and she made B final.

Ella Pollock- Shepherd qualified for Canada Summer Games in 50 Fly. She was very excited and full of energy and believe after that race. She had good Breastroke races, Ella felt that her stroke is getting better and she felt strong and swam B final in 100 Breast. The meet was good for her in Backstroke too. Ella qualified to B final in 50 Back and was happy to get the best times in the stroke that she could not improve for few months.

Meghan Pennington came back from Kamloops not very happy. She didn’t make required qualifying times for Summer Canada Games and felt left alone. Meghan was struggling with a knee injury for the whole last season and she didn’t train as much and as hard as it was needed. All those months are paying off now. Meghan did an amazing work at the swim camp in Arizona during spring break and she is back in fully training, she is working hard, but this still was not enough.