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

MARILYN BELL SWIM CLASSIC

LONG COURSE INVITATIONAL

APRIL 17 - 19, 2020

ETOBICOKE OLYMPIUM


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.

 

BREAKING NEWS

March 20 Due to COVID-19 concerns the meet is canceled. We are evaluating contingency plan.
   
 About the meet
  Hosted by Lakeshore Swim Club
  Meet Format Long course double-ended format with timed finals and preliminaries with A finals
Location Etobicoke Olympium – 590 Rathburn Rd., Etobicoke, ON M9C 3T3
  Facility 8 lane, 50 meter competition pool with electronic timing and electronic scoreboard
  Dates April 17 – 19, 2020
  Entry Deadline April 1, 2020 at 5:00pm
Meet Info is available here
Meet Package can be downloaded from Swimming Canada
     
 Key contacts
Meet Manager Vlado Straka (meetmanager@lakeshoreswimclub.com)
Entries Vlado Straka (meetmanager@lakeshoreswimclub.com)
Officials Coordinator Tony Field (coc@lakeshoreswimclub.com)
  Meet Referee Craig Dwyer (Certification level 5)
     
 Useful Information
Review Officials Lineup.
LIVE RESULTS will be available here during the meet.
  FINAL RESULTS will be posted here after the meet.
  Bell Prizes will be awarded during some events of the 12 & under sessions. The winner of the bell heat will be invited to choose a prize.
  Anniversary edition of Meet program will be available for sale at the meet.
HUNGRY?  Check out our Menu. Cafeteria is open during every session.
   
 Meet Schedule
 

SESSION DESCRIPTION

WARM-UP

SENIOR

OFFICIALS

BRIEFING

GENERAL

BRIEFING

SESSION

SESSION

SHEETS

FRIDAY

1A

All Ages

10:00 am

10:55 am

10:05 am

10:15 am

11:00 am

3:30 pm

PSYCH SHEETS

1B

All Ages

3:30 pm

4:25 pm

3:35 pm

3:45 pm

4:30 pm

9:00 pm

PSYCH SHEETS

SATURDAY

2

 13 & Over

7:00 am

7:55 am

7:05 am

7:15 am

8:00 am

12:30 pm

PSYCH SHEETS

3

12 & Under

12:30 pm

1:25 pm

12:35 pm

12:45 pm

1:30 pm

6:00 pm

PSYCH SHEETS

4

FINALS
13 & Over

6:15 pm

6:55 pm

6:15 pm

6:25 pm

7:00 pm

9:00 pm

PSYCH SHEETS
HEAT SHEETS

SUNDAY

5

12 & Under

7:00 am

7:55 am

7:05 am

7:15 am

8:00 am

12:30 pm

PSYCH SHEETS

6

 13 & Over

12:30 pm

1:25 pm

12:35 pm

12:45 pm

1:30 pm

6:00 pm

PSYCH SHEETS

7

FINALS
13 & Over

6:15 pm

6:55 pm

6:15 pm

6:25 pm

7:00 pm

9:00 pm

PSYCH SHEETS
HEAT SHEETS

WHO IS MARILYN BELL?

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.