Regional Meet Re-Cap

Darren Ward

Regional Meet Round Up.

It has been a very busy time for MAC swimmers over the past month with many swimmers competing at various Regional and Provincial level competitions. With this post we will start with a re-cap of our regional Championships meets.

Central Region “A” Champs |View Results|

The Championships season got off to a great start with 48 of MAC’s swimmers competing at the highest level of the Regional Championship meets. This meet was a Long Course competition and saw MAC swimmers claim 9 Gold, 4 Silver and 9 Bronze medals. As a team MAC finished in 9th place.

Leading the team was 10-Year-old Michael Li who captured 4 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze as well as establishing New Club Records in the 50 and 100 Free. Swimmers who also won medals were Drew Ashley (1 Silver and 2 Bronze), Alex Axon (2 Gold and 1 Silver), Micheal Chester (1 Bronze), Emma Gao (1 Gold, 1 Bronze), Payton Milne (1 Bronze), Brooke Switzer (1 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze), Chiok Sze Yeo (1 Gold and 1 Bronze), Charles Zhang (1 Bronze).

MAC swimmers posted many outstanding swims that served as a great stepping stone into the Provincial level competitions.

Central Region “B” Champs |View Results|

The Central Region “B” champs saw 69 MAC swimmers competing in the short course championship held in our home pool.MAC swimmers reached the podium 27 times earning 14 Gold, 4 Silver and 9 Bronze. MAC finished in 3rd place as a team and posted many outstanding individual performances. Most notable was the performances by MAC’s youngest swimmers who shined all weekend long by shattering best times and winning the bulk of the MAC medals.

Michael Li once again led the charge with 3 Gold medals. Grace Chai also earned 1 Gold. Naomi Chiang (1 silver and a Bronze), Emma Gao (1 gold), Matthew Gu (1 Silver, 1 Bronze), Ethan Jong (1 Bronze), Patrick Kus (1 Bronze), Sienna Manzeaneres-Scozzese (2 Gold, 1 silver), Chloe Mendiola (1 Silver), Jordan Newell (1 Gold, 2 Bronze), Nikita Sarrafpour-Habibi (1 Bronze), Jessica Sheng (1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze), Fred Sun (1 Gold), Victoria Sun (1 Gold, 1 Bronze), Lisa Wang (2 Gold), Wingcy Wong (1 Bronze), Richmond Yang (1 Silver), Cheryl Zhang (1 Gold), Louie Zhao (1 Bronze)

Central Region “C” Champs |View Results|

The “C” Champs held at Etobicoke was the final Regional meet on the Winter schedule and saw 60 MAC swimmers competing in the short course championship. This meet was a great way for our more novice competitors to gain valuable experience competing in a championship level meet. MAC swimmers continued to impress by winning 23 medals including 9 Gold, 9 Silver and 5 Bronze.

Leading the charge was Jaimie Kontio who complied 2 Gold and 2 Silver medals. Other MAC medallist were Quintin Boscariol (1 Bronze), Matthew Butcher (1 Gold), Grant Chang (1 Gold, 1 Silver), Sara-Emilie Clark (1 Gold, 1 Bronze), Matthew Gu (1 Gold), Stefanie Mueller (1 Silver), Jordan Newell (1 Silver), Sogal Sagharichin (1 Gold), Fardeen Shivji (1 Silver), Fred Sun (3 Silver, 1 Bronze), Kate Webb (1 Bronze), Ryan Yuan (1 Gold), Elsie Zhang (1 Gold,1 Bronze)

MAC swimmers have performed extremely well over the course of the last 6 months and are now poised to make even more significant improvements as the season progresses. The coaching staff has worked very hard to prepare our swimmers for these meets and look forward to continued improvement.

Look for a recap of the Provincial meets in the weeks to come.

You can also follow swimmers progress as we post to the Clubs “Team Feed” on the website as well as on Instagram , search “markhamaquaticclub” to follow.