2022 Ontario Junior Internationals (OJI) Recap

Irene Okeke

Congratulations to the 6 Newmarket Stingrays swimmers who met the qualification standard to attend the prestigious Ontario Junior International (OJI) Swim Meet on December 16th to 18th 2022 at the Toronto Pan American Sports Centre in Toronto.

The OJI, an 18 and under junior swim meet is the most significant short course junior championship meet in the western hemisphere, and one of the biggest such annual meets in the world. In attendance were the top juniors from 67 swim club across Canada, plus a squad from Great Britain and Moldova.

The event which provides one of the last short course racing opportunities of the year showcased the high level nature of the meet with swimmers breaking multiple national and provincial age group records.

The Stingrays club had three appearances at the finals: Clarke Morrison won the 50m Backstroke B finals with a personal best time, Eunice Cheung  placed 4th with a club record at the 50m Butterfly B finals, and the Relay Team (Lucas Amaral, Tyler Da Ponte, Brent Davison, Tony Hoalga) 400m (4 X 100m) Freestyle Relay came 18th. 

The 6 Newmarket Stingrays swimmers swam 30 events and delivered 24 personal best times!! Great racing and congratulations to all the attending swimmers.

  • Clarke Morrison - 50m Backstroke, 50m Freestyle, 50m Butterfly
  • Eunice Cheung - 100m Butterfly, 50m Backstroke, 200m Butterfly, 50m Freestyle, 50m Butterfly
  • Lucas Amaral - 100m Butterfly, 100m Backstroke, 50m Freestyle,  50m Butterfly, 100m Freestyle, 400m (4 X 100m) Freestyle Relay
  • Tyler Da Ponte - 200m Freestyle, 50m Backstroke, 50m Freestyle, 50m Butterfly, 100m Freestyle, 400m (4 X 100m) Freestyle Relay
  • Brent Davison - 200m Freestyle, 400m Individual Medley, 400m Freestyle, 50m Butterfly, 1500m Freestyle, 400m (4 X 100m) Freestyle Relay
  • Tony Hoalga - 50m Freestyle, 50m Butterfly, 100m Freestyle, 400m (4 X 100m) Freestyle Relay

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