Terrace Blueback Swim Club

Terrace Home Meet Results!

Nic Sunderland-Baker

The Terrace Bluebacks swim club won its self-hosted meet on December 10-12 last year! 40 TBSC swimmers raced swimmers from the Prince Rupert Amateur Swim Club and the Kitimat Marlins Swim Club. PRASC placed second and the Marlins third. Several Bluebacks placed highly enough in their races to win aggregate medals in their age category. Many Bluebacks achieved best times in their races, sometimes by staggering amounts; and for several young Bluebacks it was a first-ever swim meet! Camryn Costain, Gabriel Ungehojer and Oliver Ungehojer qualified for SwimBC’s Northern-and-Interior divisional meet in Penticton on February 22-24, each of them in more than one event. Highlights of the Bluebacks’ meet results follow.

The Bluebacks thank their coaches: Baylee Colquhoun, Crystal Thomas and Juliet Lukasser. The coaches’ ongoing preparation, guidance and support helped the swimmers achieve such positive results.

Aggregate Medal Winners

The bronze medal for the 10-and-under girls went to Sienna Pretto. She won the 25 free and 50 back and placed third in the 50 breast and 100 free. Sienna made impressive time improvements in her races: 41 seconds in the 50 breast, 40 seconds in the 10 free, 16 seconds in the 50 kick, 15 seconds in the 50 back, 10 seconds in the 50 free and 6 seconds in the 25 free.

For the 10-and-under boys, Reed Downs won gold and Xavier Grielens won silver. Reed won all seven of his events, including the 200 free, and improved his 50 free time by 20 seconds! Xavier Grielens won the 50 back and placed second in the rest of his events, with best times by 40 seconds in the 100 free, 21 seconds in the 50 back, and 10 seconds in the 50 free.

For the 11-12 girls, Sequoia Wood won the bronze medal. Sequoia won the 100 IM and 100 back and placed second in the 200 free and third in the 50 and 100 breast. Sequoia’s 100 back was a 34-second best time, her 50 breast was a nine-second best time, her 100 IM was a five-second best time and she improved her 50 free time by two seconds when she did it for the first leg of her 4x50 free relay.

For the 11-12 boys, Gabriel Ungehojer won Gold and Jakob Coosemans won Bronze. Gabriel won all of his events, raced his first official 800 free and swam best times in his 50 breast, 50 and 100 back, 400 IM and 100 fly, the latter by 10 seconds! Gabriel qualified for the Penticton meet in his 50, 100 and 200 back, 800 free, 50 breast, and 400 IM. Jakob won the 50 fly and 100 breast, and placed second in the 100 IM and 200 free and third in the 50 and 100 free. Jakob made several major time-improvements in his races: he took 50 seconds off his 100 free time, 40 seconds off his 50 fly time, 39 seconds off his 100 back time and 15 seconds off his 50 free time.

For the 15 and over girls, Amy Mckay won silver and Laura Billson won bronze. Amy won the 50, 100 and 200 back and placed second in the 50 fly, 100 free and 200 IM and third in the 100 fly. Amy had best times in all her races, including a 10-second drop in the 200 IM and a five-second drop in the 100 fly. Amy’s 100 back time was within 2 seconds of the qualifying time for Penticton and her 200 back was within 3 seconds. Amy can make these time standards at the next meet she races at. Laura won the 400 free, 200 breast and 200 IM, placed second in the 800 free and 50 breast and third in the 200 free. Laura’s 400 IM was a six-second best time.

For the 15 and over boys, Matthew Block won Bronze. Matthew won the 200 back and 100 and 200 breast and placed second in the 100 IM and third in the 50 and 100 free and the 50 fly.

10-and-under-Girls

Sienna’s teammates in the 10-and-under girls were Meredith Acal, Caelyn Dalton, Taya Moniz and Kaelin Zwambag. Caelyn placed fourth in the division, winning the 25 back and fly and placing second in the 50 free and third in the 50 back. This was Taya’s first meet. The other 10-and-under girls had multiple large best times: Meredith dropped 22 seconds in her 100 back and 6 seconds in her 50 free; Caelyn dropped 37 seconds in her 100 free, 13 seconds in her 25 fly, 12 seconds in her 50 free, 11 seconds in her 50 back and 8 seconds in her 25 back; Kaelin had a 22 second drop in her 50 free.

10-and-Under Boys

Racing in the 10-and-under boys were Seamus McMurray, Easton Testawich, Matteo Ungehojer, and Solstice Wood. Seamus won the 25 breast and placed third in the 25 back. His 50 back was a 21-second best time and his 50 free was a five second best time. Easton’s 50 free was a 12 second best time. It was Matteo’s first meet. He may have been the youngest swimmer at the meet and he was certainly the youngest Blueback. Solstice managed to take two minutes and 37 seconds off his 100 freestyle time, 19 seconds off his 50 free time and 38 seconds off his 50 back time.

10-and-under Girls

Racing in the 11-12 girls were Hillary Callahan, Paige Constantinescu, Zion Girard, Stella Nicolai and Maia Purita. For Hillary in Stella it was their first meet. Paige and Zion tied for fifth in the division, with Paige winning the 200 free (her first time doing it at a meet) and placing second in the 50 back and 100 free and third in the 50 free and Zion winning the 50 kick, 25 back and 25 breast. Zion took 24 seconds off her 100 free time, nine seconds off her 50 free time and six seconds off her 50 back time. Paige went best times in all of her events – by six seconds in the 50 back and five seconds in the 50 free.

10-and-under Boys

Racing in the 11-12 boys along with Jakob and Gabriel were Noah Grielens, Caleb Harris, and Thomas Sambo. It was Caleb’s first meet. Noah placed fourth in the division with first-place finishes in the 100 IM and 50 free and second-place finishes in the 50 breast, 100 back and 100 free. Noah’s 50 free was an 11-second best time. Thomas won the 25 fly and placed second in the 100 breast and third in the 50 back. His 50 breast was a 12-second best time and his 50 free and 50 back were seven-second best times.

13-14 Girls

Racing in the 13-14 girls were Julie Gardiner, Carlee Metzger, Nevaeh Mumford, Brooklynn Simms and Marlee Swain. It was Julie and Marlee’s first meet. Carlee won the 400 free (her first time doing it at a meet) and placed third in the 100 back. Carlee took a minute off her 200 free time and 13 second off her 100 back time. Nevaeh placed third in the 50 fly and 200 back. Her 200 free was a 48-second best time and her 100 back was a 27-second best time. Brooklynn placed second in the 200 back.

13-14 Boys

Racing in the 13-14 boys were Cameron Constantinescu, Kayden Downs, Darien Sambo, Oliver Ungehojer and Luca Villeneuve. Cameron placed third in the 100 and 200 IM and 50 fly and his 100 IM was an 18-second best time. Kayden had third-place finishes in his 50 back and 50 breast and his 50 free was a 10-second best time. Oliver placed fourth in the division, winning the 100 back and 100 and 200 breast, placing second in the 50 breast and 200 IM and placing third in the 200 free. Oliver’s 200 IM was a 12 second best time and his 200 breast was a six-second best time. Oliver qualified for Penticton in the 50 and 200 breast and the 200 IM – the latter by a 100th of a second! Luca Placed second in the 50 back and took 22 seconds of his 100 back time, 10 seconds off his 50 back time and nine seconds off his 50 fly time.

15-and-Over Girls

Racing along with Amy and Laura in the 15-and-over girls were Georgia Bergstreiser, Sophie Coosemans, Camryn Costain, Emma Kuirinlahti, and Brook-Lynn Meijer. Sophie placed fourth in the division, with second place finishes in the 50, 100 and 200 back and 200 free and third place finishes in the 50 and 100 free. Camryn placed fifth in the division by winning the 50 breast and 200 free and placing second in the 50 free, 100 fly and 100 breast. Camryn took 42 seconds off her 200 free time and six seconds off her 100 fly time. Camryn has now qualified for Penticton in the 50 free, 100 fly and 200 free. Georgia won the 100 IM and took a minute and 21 seconds off her 200 IM time and 14 seconds off her 50 free time. Emma placed second in the 200 breast and third in the 50 and 100 breast and 200 IM. Brook-Lynn placed third in the 100 back and her first 800 free and improved her 200 IM time by 24 seconds and her 100 breast time by 10 seconds.

 

Next weekend Prince Rupert hosts the Bluebacks for another regional meet. We look forward to more best times and competitive placements.