OYJ - MAC girls charge towards Eastern Canadian Champs

Glen Steacy

|MAC Results|

While the 4 swimmers at Ontario Swimming Championships were busy at TPASC, MAC had 27 swimmers participating at Ontario Youth-Junior Championships in our home pool, at the Markham Pan Am Centre.

MAC was certainly well represented across the different age groups, while our youngest swimmers were competing without fear, with many of them swimming in their very first OYJ Champs.   There were plenty of best times from most of our competitors and lots of second swims at finals.  Some highlights from the meet are as follows:

Daniella Salvo (15) had some great breaststroke swims, and won the silver medal in her 100m breaststroke, once more qualifying to return to Eastern Canadian Championships.

Continuing with breaststroke, Sophia Boscariol (13) took home the bronze medal in the 100m breaststroke, and placed 5th in the 200m breaststroke, qualifying for her first Easterns in both events.  She also had best times in all seven of her individual events.

Sienna Manzanares-Scozzese (13) had a busy weekend as well, with five individual events.  She won the silver medal in both the 1500m freestyle, and the 200m backstroke while also qualifying for Easterns in the backstroke.  She also finished 5th in the 400m IM, and 9th in the 200m butterfly.

Chloe Mendiola (14) capped of the new Easterns qualifiers in two of her own events, in both the 50m backstroke as part of the relay squad, and the 50m freestyle individually also placing 5th.  She also improved on her best time, and placed 7th in the 200m backstroke.

Michael Li (11) was competing at his first OYJ champs, at only eleven years old, and made an individual final swim in the 200m backstroke placing 8th in the 13 & under age group.  He also lowered his own boys 11yrs old Ontario records in the 50m backstroke with a time of 31.75s and 100m backstroke with a time of 1:07.72 both as part of the boys 14&under medley relays. 

Other finalists include Adrian Chui (13) (100 & 200m breaststroke), Jordan Fidelino (14) (100m breaststroke), Andrew Johnston (17) (50, 100, 200m freestyle), Ethan Jong (17) (100m breaststroke), Katherine Lee (15) (200m breaststroke), Joshua Ma (14) (100m breaststroke), and Louie Zhao (16) (200m butterfly).

Congratulations to everyone who competed this weekend and represented MAC proudly.  The team spirit on deck was excellent with lots of loud cheering and team presence at each session.