Stony Plain Sharks
Kyle Jamieson (Lane 1, Hour 1)
Our 8 year olds this year have been full of surprises, and Kyle is no exception. In his second meet ever he pulled off a 52.56 in the 50 freestyle, placing in the top three. Kyle has made a ton of progress this summer, and I am very proud of his work ethic and success. Great job Kyle!
8&U Girls Relay Team (Anna Granson-Woolard, Madeline Bechard, Erin Acheson and Madison Amyotte)
These four girls had an awesome swim this meet, landing first in the province in the medley and fifth in the freestyle. Our relay teams this year are looking fantastic and I'm hoping we'll bring home a few medals to show for our hard work in the pool this year. Awesome Job Girls!
Morgan Jackshaw (Hour 2, Lane 2)
Morgan is having a wonderful season so far this year with her 9-10 debut. So far she has managed to not only crush her backstroke times and cement herself as our 9-10 back stroker on the medley relay. She has also overcome a slight scissor in her whip kick allowing her to now be a really competent breast stroker. All of Lane 2 should give themselves a pat on the back for the amount of progress they've made this year, and Morgan really stood out this meet. Awesome Job Morgan.
Spruce Grove Barracudas
Madeline Bechard (Hour 1, Lane 3)
Madi had an awesome swim meet this meet and really cemented herself as our butterflyer going forwards this season. Droping down to 21.77 Madi crushed her 25 fly time and that will really help her medley relay team this year. Out of every swimmer in the first hour I see Madeline the most, her hard work and dedication is simply astounding for an 8 year old. I cannot wait to see what she can do in the future. Thanks for all the hard work Madi!
Ava Stobbs (First Hour, Lane 3) No picture yet (Sorry)
Wow! Ava has been such a surprise this year so far. She really showed her potential at the Drayton Valley meet, going a low 25 in her 25 backstroke, landing her a spot on our 7&8 medley relay which is presently second in the province. I so excited to see how Ava will progress in the future and I am sure that Ava will have an awesome impact to our swim club. Great work Ava!
Alberta Summer Games Trials
Robyn Good (Second Hour, Lane 5)
This weekend our older swimmers also competed at the Alberta Summer Games Trials, where we were able to compete against some of the best winter clubs in the country. All of our swimmers did very well, with a best time percentage close to 95%. To top off the meet, Robyn, who put up best times in all four of her events, was able to place 1st in the 100m Breaststroke with at time of 1:39.87 putting her 1 tenth of a second off of our club record. As well as she qualified for the summer games in July where she will be able to compete for our zone against the very best swimmers from around the province. Good Job Robyn!
Anna Granson-Woollard (Second Hour, Lane 3)
This week Anna performed very well at the swim meet, breaking her own club record in the 50 breast by another 3 seconds to go a 51.87 putting her in first place province wide. Anna also managed to take off 6 seconds in her 25 fly and 4 in her 100m IM. Along with her 25 freestyle Anna is placed top 1-5 provincially in these events. I cannot wait to see how fast she will be going by the end of the year. Awesome work Anna!
Emma Hansen (Second Hour, Lane 3)
This week Emma displayed an incredible amount of improvement in her breaststroke as she managed to take off a full four and a half seconds off of her 50. Breaststroke is what we have been working on for the last week in lanes 3 and 4, so Emma was able to present her ability to listen and work hard in practice, which made choosing her as the swimmer of the meet an easy decision. The stroke she demonstrated was among the best I've ever had the pleasure of seeing in summer club, and after this next week I hope she can do the same with her butterfly. Awesome job Emma!!
Kate Granson-Woollard (Second Hour, Lane 3)
Kate had what you might call a perfect swim meet, she utterly dominated the pool, shaving time off all of her events, including a 12 second drop in the 100 free to an amazing 1:29 swim. Kate is looking incredibly strong in the water and was the only non-breaststroke swimmer to do any significant underwater work. Kate was also awarded with a gold medal in honor of her incredible races. Seeing this at the first meet makes us coaches all the more excited to see how the season will progress. Good work Kate!
Most Improved Swimmer: Isaiah White
Unfortunately I was unable to get a picture of Isaiah at the meet, so apologies for that. Isaiah swam the 25 freestyle in Jasper and was able to take of not 10, not 30, but nearly 46 seconds off of his best time. Dropping from a 1:20 to a :34. This is awesome and shows how far the lane 1 and 2 swimmers have come since last year. Fantastic Isaiah!
A big thanks to Jenn Hansen for taking the pictures at the meet!!