LAKESHORE SWIM CLUB ...established 1930, Toronto, Canada

MARILYN BELL SWIM CLASSIC

LONG COURSE INVITATIONAL

MARCH 29 - 31, 2019

ETOBICOKE OLYMPIUM

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WHO IS MARILYN BELL?

Marilyn Bell DiLascio was born on October 19, 1937 as Marilyn Bell. A long-time member of Lakeshore Swim Club, Bell rose to fame when at the age of 16, she completed the 32-mile (51.5 km) swim across Lake Ontario. The swim was originally planned as a challenge for the famous American swimmer and celebrity, Florence Chadwick, with two other swimmers providing a competitive backdrop. Marilyn Bell, however, considered it a race. Competing against Chadwick and Winnie Roach-Leuszler, another accomplished open water swimmer, she dove in on September 8th, 1954 in Youngstown, New York. Gus Ryder, the founder and head coach of Lakeshore Swim Club, was in a boat by her side as she battled the treacherous waters of Lake Ontario. After 20 hours and 59 minutes of struggle, Marilyn Bell, the only remaining swimmer, touched the finish line before a crowd of onlookers at Toronto's Sunnyside Beach on September 9th, becoming the first person to complete the swim across Lake Ontario, and a local hero. After her Lake Ontario swim, Marilyn Bell became the youngest person to swim across the English Channel, and completed the swim across the Strait of Juan de Fuca as well.

ABOUT THE MARILYN BELL SWIM CLASSIC LONG COURSE INVITATIONAL

Lakeshore Swim Club is proud to recognize the long-distance swimming accomplishments of our famous alumna with a long course swim meet featuring, of course, distance events. In recent years the meet has seen great success, and this year we are delighted to host a dozen visiting clubs from across Ontario.

The MEET PACKAGE can be downloaded from Swimming Canada here.

Key contacts

Entry Deadline: March 22, 2019

Psych sheets

Psych sheets have been posted to MeetMobile, and PDF versions can be downloaded here:

Live results will be available during the meet here.

Saturday Finals Heat Sheets (Session 4)

Sunday Finals Heat Sheets (Session 7)

Meet programs are for sale at the meet.

Bell Prizes will be awarded during some events of the 12 & under session. The winner of the bell heat will be invited to choose a prize.

Meet Photography is profided by SPORTDAD.

FINAL RESULTS - revised April 10, 2019

BREAKING NEWS

WATER BOTTLES

Please plan to bring a reusable water bottle to the meet. Disposable water bottles will not be available.

DISTANCE NIGHT WARM-UP

We are happy to announce the availability of a second warm-up pool for Friday night's distance events. Regular warm-up runs from 4pm to 5pm in the main competition pool.  In addition, the Olympium patio pool will be available from 7pm to 7:45pm for swimmers swimming the later half of the evening.

Approximate start times:

  • Girls 800 freestyle: 5:00pm
  • Boys 800 freestyle: 6:15pm
  • Girls & Boys 1500 freestyle: 7:20pm
  • Girls 400 freestyle: 8:40pm
  • Boys 400 freestyle: 9:10pm

UPDATED SCHEDULE

The schedule of events has been updated as of March 24, 2019.  Notable changes:

  • 12 & under relays have all been cut
  • 12 & under 400m events (IM and freestyle) have been rescheduled
  • finals warm-ups start at 6:15pm, not 0:00pm.