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History 2013-2014

In 2013 and 2014, RHAC continued the second year of its four-year plan. RHAC’s presence started to show quickly, and at the last Canada Cup, RHAC had 18 Final Swims. At the Ontario Cup, RHAC had 11 Final Swims and 3 Medalists. At Central Regions, RHAC had 53 Final Swims, 21 Medals and Olivia Regan, Daniel Markos, Celeste Hui, Mark Huang, Alexandra Ferrari and Elbert Chuang won at least one Gold Medal.

RHAC had 15 swimmers compete at Eastern Championships and 26 Final Swims. Victoria Wicks won a Bronze Medal in both the 100 Breaststroke and 50 Breaststroke. Victoria Radounski won a Silver Medal in the 200 Freestyle with a time of 2:01.28 and a Bronze medal in the 50 Freestyle. 

  

The Provincials, RHAC swimmers had a strong showing in Finals with 21 swims. Eun Soo Ha won Silver and Bronze in the 200 Backstroke and 100 Backstroke respectively. 

Two swimmers represented RHAC at the World Championship Trials in Victoria, British Columbia. Victoria Radounski made two Finals. At Long Course Provincials, RHAC had 27 Final swims and 11 Medals. Nemanja Colic won both the 100 Breaststroke and the 200 Breaststroke, and Todd Tian won the 13-year-old 100 Breaststroke in a time of 1:10.50. Jax Chan, Victoria Chan, Connor Norval, Victoria Wicks, and Eun Soo Ha also Medaled at least once throughout the meet.                           

At summer Senior Nationals, Victoria Radounski, Victoria Wicks, Nemanja Colic, and Victoria Chan represented RHAC.  Victoria Radounski placed 6th in the 200 Freestyle and was a Finalist in the 50, 100 and 400 Freestyles as well. Victoria Wicks placed 15th in both the 200 Breaststroke and the 100 Breaststroke, and 12th in the 50 Breaststroke. Nemanja Colic placed 14th in the 200 Breaststroke.

Around the same time, Todd Tian, Jax Chan, Connor Norval, Eun Soo Ha and Nina Varah raced at the Age Group National Championship in Winnipeg, Manitoba. These swimmers won three Medals, made eight "A" Finals and set two new Team Records                   

        

Throughout the season, RHAC’s younger swimmers have also demonstrated consistent performance. At Central Regions, Adam Chabchoub, Cindy Cui, Gellert Fallus, Kent Goni Avila, Evan Holtby, Raya Kee, Annie Li, Julia Ramsay, Maxim Shostachenko, Tiffany Wu all went home with Medals. Maxim Shostachenko, Raya Kee, Kent Goni Avila and Gellert Fallus each won an event.

At the Winter Festival, RHAC fielded 18 swimmers, and had 15 Final Swims. Erich Lai won a Bronze Medal in the 100 Freestyle. At the Summer Festival, RHAC had 8 Medals from a variety of swimmers in a variety of events. Nicholas Bulban, Erich Lai, Annie Li, Bianca Marchetti and Misha Gubatan-Behi each won at least one Medal, and RHAC placed second in the 200 Medley Relay.

RHAC will continue to improve performances in all groups, right down to the Novice Group, and will move to creative and new approaches to help swimmers succeed.                    

This past year RHAC added open water practices and introduced three new Coaches, Siham Moussaddaq, Nemanja Colic and Adrian Bunyi. The new Coaches, philosophy improvements and training changes will continue to help RHAC move to the forefront of swimming and develop future Olympians.

The Club had a total of 23 new Team Records over the 2013 – 2014 Swimming Season. The following is a summary our new Team Records.  For a complete list of all the Team Records please go to the RHAC web site.

New Short Course Records

Name

Age Group

Event

Todd Tian

Boys 11 – 12

50 m. Breaststroke and 100 m. Breaststroke

Elbert Chuang

Boys 13 – 14

50 m. Freestyle

Elbert Chuang, Jax Chan, Mark Huang and Kai Dingman

Boys 13 – 14

4 x 50 m. Freestyle Relay and 4 x 100 m. Freestyle Relay

Adrian Bunyi

Senior Boys

50 m. Backstroke

Kaitlin Lam, Cindy Cui, Renie Kee and Tiffany Wu

Girls 11 – 12

4 x 50 m. Freestyle Relay

Kaitlin Lam, Tiffany Wu, Cindy Cui and Domenika Tinajero-Cordovez

Girls 11 – 12

4 x 50 m. Medley Relay

Joan Shiao-Chen

Girls 13 – 14

50 m. Breaststroke

Kaitlin Lam, Joan-Shiao Chen, Olivia Regan and Melissa Yuan

Girls 13 – 14

4 x 50 m. Freestyle Relay

Victoria Wicks

Senior Girls

50 m. Breaststroke, 100 m. Breaststroke and 200 m. Breaststroke

 

 

 

New Long Course Records

Name

Age Group

Event

Todd Tian

Boys 13 – 14

100 m. Breaststroke and 200 m. Breaststroke

Connor Norval

Boys 13 – 14

200 m. Butterfly

Nemanja Colic

Senior Boys

100 m. Breaststroke and 200 m. Breaststroke

Kaitlin Lam, Olivia Regan, Nicole Colozza and Joan-Shiao Chen

Girls 13 – 14

4 x 50 m. Freestyle Relay

Kaitlin Lam, Celeste Hui, Nicole Colozza and Joan-Shiao Chen

Girls 13 – 14

4 x 50 m. Medley Relay

Victoria Wicks

Senior Girls

50 m. Breaststroke, 100 m. Breaststroke and 200 m. Breaststroke