Provincial Meets Re-Cap

Glen Steacy

Provincial Meet Round Up.

A busy month for MAC swimmers wrapped up in early March with a trio of Provincial level competitions. Here is a re-cap of our Provincial Championship meets.

Winter Festival Championships |View Results|

The first of the provincial level meets is Festival Championships which is for our best 13 & under swimmers.  MAC sent 16 swimmers to this short-course meet in Etobicoke.  We captured 12 Individual medals with 2 Gold, 5 Silver, and 5 Bronze.  We also had 4 relay medals all of which were Silver.

Jessica Sheng had an outstanding meet winning 6 individual medals (2 Silver and 4 Bronze) and was integral to the girls relays that also won 4 Silver.  Michael Li won 4 medals (2 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze) and Amber Chen won 2 individual medals (2 Silver).  All four teams that won Silver medals in the 200Fr, 200Medley, 400Fr and 400Medley relays included Jessica Sheng, Amber Chen, Chloe Mendiola, and Lisa Wang.

MAC swimmers did a great job swimming to many best times in a very condensed meet format in the first of three provincial meets.

Spring Ontario Championships |View Results|

The Spring Ontario Championships saw 15 swimmers from MAC competing in Etobicoke.  A great long-course meet by Alex Axon was capped off with the high point award in the Boys 15yr old category. Our younger swimmers had a excellent meet representing MAC, getting many second swims and improving on their morning swim times.  MAC took home 12 medals in total, 5 Gold, 2 Silver and 2 Bronze individual medals, while also winning 1 Gold and 2 Silver relay medals.

Alex Axon won 4 Gold medals to lead the way as the highest scoring 15yr old boy.  Joining him in the medal count were Chiok Sze Yeo (1 Gold, 1 Silver), Steven Hui (2 Bronze) and Amber Chen (1 Silver).  MAC also had 3 relay medals, with Chiok Sze Yeo, Emma Gao, Jessica Sheng and Chloe Mendiola winning Gold in the 200Fr Relay, and the team of Emma Gao, Jessica Sheng, Amber Chen, and Chiok Sze Yeo winning a Silver medal in both the 400Fr and 400Medley relays.

Ontario Youth-Junior Championships |View Results|

The Markham Pan Am Pool played host to the Ontario Youth-Junior Championships as the final Provincial level meet for the short course season.  MAC had their largest contingent of swimmers at this competition out of the three Provincial championship meets, sending 20 swimmers to compete at our home pool.  MAC won a total of 7 individual medals being 3 Gold, 2 Silver, 2 Bronze, and 1 Silver relay medal.

Leading the charge was Amber Chen who won 3 Gold and 1 Silver medals. Also winning medals were Louie Zhao (1 Gold, 1 Silver), and Drew Ashley (1 Bronze).  The relay team of Lisa Wang, Amber Chen, Chloe Mendiola and Aryn Frederick also won Silver in the 200Medley Relay.

It was a long month of competitions, but the coaching staff was happy to see the excellent performances by our MAC swimmers throughout the numerous championship meets.  The hard work by all the groups was evident in the toughness displayed by our swimmers during the month of February and into March.  We look forward to a great long-course season just around the corner.

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