2019 Spring Ontario Swimming Championships

Shane Downey
Mar 6, 2019

THE COLLINGWOOD CLIPPERS SWIM CLUB 

COMPETES AT THE 

2019 SPRING ONTARIO SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Collingwood Clippers Swim Club was proudly represented by Cole Mitchell (15) and Hailey Abbott (14) at the 2019 Spring Ontario Swimming Championships.  The four day Provincial swim meet took place in Etobicoke Ontario from Thursday February 28th to Sunday March 3rd, brining together the top age group swimmers from across Ontario! Ontario Swimming Championships is the highest Provincial level swim meet a swimmer can compete at in Ontario and the qualifying standards are some of the toughest to achieve across Canada. This Provincial meet consisted of prelims and finals. To make a finals swim at night, swimmers had to bring their “A” game to prelims to secure a place in the top 8 within their age categories. 

Cole achieved four out of six personal best times taking off a total of 12.87 seconds and qualified for the boys 15 year old 200 meter backstroke final where he placed 5th overall with a time of 2:13.72. Hailey achieved two out of three personal best times taking off a total of 7.47 seconds. Hailey came very close to making a final in the girls 14&Under 100 meter breaststroke, placing 9th overall. With Hailey’s fantastic 100 meter breaststroke prelims swim, she qualified for Eastern Canadian Swimming Championships (a high-end Canadian National level swim meet) for the first time! Achieving both the 14 year old and 15 year old time standards! Excellent swim Hailey!

In total the CCSC swimmers broke 5 long course club records. Cole Mitchell broke three club records in the boys 15&Over 400 meter Individual Medley (5:05.99), 100 meter Freestyle (56.00) and in the 200 meter Backstroke (2:13.72). Hailey Abbott broke two club records in the girls 13-14 year old 200 meter Breaststroke (2:53.69) and in the 100 meter Breaststroke (1:18.55). 

All in all our CCSC swimmers were extremely successful at this Provincial Championship swim meet and did an amazing job of representing the Collingwood Clippers Swim Club! Well done Cole and Hailey! This upcoming weekend (March 7th - 10th) we will have Hailey Abbott, Jillian Fawcett and Maggie Rhodes representing CCSC at the 2019 Spring Ontario Youth-Junior Championships in Markham Ontario. Let’s go girls!