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Cody Bradt

On December 4-6, GHAC team members excitedly left for Windsor to participate in the Border City Swim Meet. For many of our swimmers, this is one of their favorite competitions because the pool is fast and the meet is fun. The weekend started with some very fast swims (approx. 90% best times on day 1), and GHAC was well represented in the finals. The cheering was loud, from on the pool deck and up in the gallery. By day 3, our athletes were getting tired, with one swimmer exclaiming “I...

Colleen Bent

On Nov 19 GHAC hosted our first Color meet. We divided our swimmers into 4 teams – Blue, Pink, Purple and Blue. The goal of the meet was to foster team bonding by having the senior swimmers team up with our up and coming swimmers; to encourage them, and show them how much fun swim meets are. Amid the loud cheering, and a few tears, we had some fantastic swims. Here are some of the highlights (based on unofficial meet results): Blue team: 82 total swims, 23 were first time...

Colleen Bent

BRANTFORD NOVEMBER MEET Novice Meet What a great way to start our Novice competition season. The Brantford Junior Series Meet on Nov 5 was geared to introduce new swimmers to swim meets. We had 33 swimmers, ranging from 6 to 14 years old. The day started with a lot of nervous kids and a few tears but ended with a lot of smiles and “Best Time” ribbons. We like to ensure that there is no pressure at these meets, but a lot of encouragement and praise. We forget how scary...

Colleen Bent

Hall Of Fame Meet Sheet! After only 4 weeks in the pool the GHAC team attended their inaugural meet for the 2022/2023 season in Etobicoke (Hall of Fame.) We had 48 swimmers representing the Senior, Junior and Development groups totalling 241 races. There were no expectations of performance. No intentional race plans were developed It was “just go out as hard as you can.” The coaches goal/strategy was to determine the current fitness level of the athletes which will aid in creating strategies for the Border City meet in Windsor...

Cody Bradt

2 GHAC Swimmers Receive Prestigious Swim Canada Award! Senior Performance swimmers Owen Stoneburgh and Emma Van Dyk were 2 of 5 recipients of Swimming Canada's Victor Davis Memorial Fund. Each year awards are made from The Victor Davis Memorial Fund to assist young Canadian swimmers to continue their training, education, and pursuit of excellence at the international level of competition. The Victor Davis Memorial Fund was established to remember Victor, his contribution to competitive swimming in Canada, and to encourage other young Canadians toward excellence. Since its inception, the Victor...

Colleen Bent

Recap: World Olympic History Homework Week #11 Congratulations to everyone below who participated in our World Olympic History Question Week #11! The events added are Women's 1500 m, Men's 800m, MIXED 4x100 IM Relay The other significant change is that prelimins were scheduled for the evening and the semi finals and finals for the morning of the next day. Kailyn Kevin Charlie Violeta Joseph Thomas This was our final Olympic History! Hope you had fun and learned some interesting facts! Have a great summer! Hope to see you at the...

Colleen Bent

Final Thought of the day from GHAC coaches. (For now. More to return down the road) School is out! Time for the summer! Enjoy the break from school activities. Stay active! Hope the thoughts and drills have given you something swimming related to think about! Hoping everyone and their families are doing well. Missing seeing everyone at the pool! Hope to see everyone back in the pool soon, in the meantime stay active! Stay active, have fun, enjoy the summer and stay safe!

Colleen Bent

GHAC Coaches thought of the day with Coach Colleen Here is the link to some great video sessions from some fabulous Candian athletes. They have lots of information to share! http://canadianathletesnow.ca/can-talks-library/

Colleen Bent

Recap: World Olympic History Homework Week #10 Congratulations to everyone below who participated in our World Olympic History Question Week #10! Electronic Touch pads changed swimming forever! Charlie Patrick Joseph Matei Kailyn Violeta Stay tuned for our FINAL World Olympic History Homework Week #11!

Cody Bradt

GHAC QuaranTEAM Indoor Workout Disclaimer The following activity is a recommendation to stay active during this period away from the pool. Please exercise caution when doing all exercises as a coach is not present. If any exercise causes pain, stop immediately. Video PDF CLICK HERE