ROCS Rules the Pool at Regional Championships

Amanda Macdonald
Feb 11, 2019

ROCS Rules the Pool at Regional Championships


Last weekend 49 swimmers competed at the Nepean Sportsplex for the Eastern Ontario Regional Meet. This meet gathered 19 clubs from Belleville to Cornwall and featured over 600 swimmers from across the region.
 

Our theme for this year’s meet was “rule the pool” and the swimmers could earn money to put in the bank with each second they took off their personal best times. Our team spirit was in full view thanks to a banner painted by the Junior and Senior qualifiers, and fun cardboard crowns available for each swimmer, as well as the aforementioned best time bank assembled by Coach Kelly.
 

ROCS swimmers put forward excellent efforts and earned a whopping 215 best times, averaging more than 4 per swimmer! All those best times also netted the team 30 new individual records and 10 new club relay records! A special shout-out to Sawyer Bosley who took down 11- and 13-year old records in her 50 and 100 free performances, knocking ROCS alumni Sarah Taylor off the board. A complete list of all records broken follows at the end of the article.
 

ROCS walked away with 7 gold, 10 silver and 16 bronze medals over the weekend, and though medals should not be the sole focus of swimmers while they grow and develop, we do congratulate all of our top 3 finishers on their accomplishments. We also acknowledge all swimmers who earned a top-16 finish in their events, as they contributed points to the team’s 4th place overall finish, which ties us for our highest placement ever.

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lso making significant accomplishments were those swimmers whose swims qualified for a provincial level this past weekend. With all of these additional qualifiers, we will be sending our largest teams ever to the Festival and Youth-Junior level meets:

  • At the 13 & Under Festival level:
    • ​Tyler Laliberte (100 FL)
    • Cecily Goddard (100 + 200 BR)
    • Ryan Ait mamar (100 + 200 BK, 200 IM)
    • Logan Milne (100 + 200 BR)
    • Jacob Pawlak (50 + 100 FR, 100 + 200 BR, 200 IM)
    • Olivier Risk (400 + 800 FR)
    • Coulson Wheatley (50 + 200 FR, 100 + 200 BK, 100 IM)
  • At the Ontario Youth-Junior level:
    • ​Hanna Markey (400 FR, 100 + 200 BR)
    • Madison Simonini (50 FR)
    • Elsa Wiebe (100 + 200 BR, 200 + 400 IM)
    • Alex D'Alessio (100 + 200 BK, 100 + 200 BR, 200 + 400 IM)
    • Jill Wudrich (400 IM)
    • Evan Stelzer (800 FR)
  • At the Ontario Swimming Championship level:
    • Sawyer Bosley (50 + 100 + 200 + 400 FR, 100 + 200 BK, 200 IM)
    • Merin Boyd (400 + 800 + 1500 FR, 200 BK)
    • Freddy Chandler-Baas (200 FL)
    • Alex D'Alessio (400 IM)
    • Elsa Wiebe (400 IM)
    • Luca Haines (1500 FR, 200 BR)
    • William Risk (200 + 400 + 800 FR, 200 + 400 IM)
    • Jackson Waddell (50 FR)
         

Records Set at the 2019 Eastern Ontario Regional Championships:

Swimmer

Event

Age Group

Course

Time

Jacob Pawlak

50 FLY

11-12

scm

32.11

Cecily Goddard

50 BR

11-12

scm

38.80

Cecily Goddard

100 BR

11-12

scm

1:23.72

Jackson Waddell

50 FR

13-14

scm

25.56

Jackson Waddell

100 FR

13-14

scm

56.62

Jackson Waddell

100 FLY

13-14

scm

1:06.59

Alex D’Alessio

100 BK

13-14

scm

1:05.59

Alex D’Alessio

200 IM

13-14

scm

2:22.53

Freddy Chandler-Baas

100 FLY

15-16

scm

1:00.30

Sawyer Bosley

50 FR

15-16 & Open

scm

27.06

Sawyer Bosley

100 FR

15-16 & Open

scm

57.82

Sawyer Bosley

100 BK

15-16

scm

1:06.40

Sawyer Bosley

200 BK

15-16 & Open

scm

2:21.54

Sawyer Bosley

200 IM

15-16 & Open

scm

2:23.72

Hanna Markey

50 BR

Open

scm

35.62

William Risk

800 FR

Open

scm

8:40.61

Luca Haines

200 BR

13-14

lcm

2:40.50

Luca Haines

200 IM

13-14

lcm

2:27.27

Sawyer Bosley

50 FR

15-16 & Open

lcm

28.11

Sawyer Bosley

100 FR

15-16 & Open

lcm

59.26

Sawyer Bosley

200 IM

15-16 & Open

lcm

2:28.73

William Risk

200 FR

15-16

lcm

2:01.92

William Risk

400 IM

15-16

lcm

5:02.72

Leffers, V;

Goddard, C;

Halloran, H;

Wang, R

200 FR

11-12

scm

2:25.01

Laliberte, T;

Ait mamar, R;

Milne, L;

Pawlak, J

200 FR

11-12

scm

2:01.87

Ait mamar, R;

Milne, L;

Laliberte, T;

Pawlak, J

200 MR

11-12

scm

2:16.74

Boyd, M;

Ouellet, A;

Baserman, M;

Wiebe, E

400 FR

13-14

lcm

4:28.72

Stacey, L;

Wiebe, E;

Buentiempo, B;

Boyd, M

400 MR

13-14

lcm

5:01.07

Waddell, J;

D’Alessio, A;

Risk, O;

Haines, L

400 FR

13-14

lcm

4:07.15

D’Alessio, A;

Haines, L;

Waddell, J;

Risk, O

400 MR

13-14

lcm

4:35.34

Bosley, S;

Markey, H;

Wudrich, J;

Simonini, M

400 MR

15 & Over

lcm

4:51.58

Lee, B;

Stelzer, E;

Chandler-Baas, F;

Risk, W

400 FR

15 & Over

lcm

3:52.76

Chandler-Baas, F;

Lee, B;

Castro, R;

Risk, W

400 MR

15 & Over

lcm

4:32.58