ROCS Stampedes to Calgary for Canadian Junior Championships

Amanda Macdonald
Jul 23, 2019

ROCS Stampedes to Calgary for Canadian Junior Championships


This week ROCS sent its group of qualifiers to Calgary to compete in the Canadian Junior Championships. This 6-day meet is the highest national-level competition for swimmers aged 18 & under which the coaches hope will spur on our swimmers to personal success. Over 500 swimmers will be in attendance from 150 clubs representing all 10 provinces.

 

Our swimmers will be competing at Calgary’s Repsol Sports Centre which is home to the Cascade Swim Club. This facility has two 8-lane 50m pools as well as an 8-lane 25m pool which also serves as the dive tank. Calgary is home to Mark Tewksbury, Canadian Olympic gold medalist in the 100m backstroke from the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games. 

 

This year ROCS was very proud to qualify six swimmers for this event. Veteran William Risk is returning to this meet for his third time and looks to take the reins in his signature event the 1500m freestyle. Merin Boyd and Katie Ford are returning to this level of competition for their second year in a row and first-time qualifiers Luca Haines and Alex D’Alessio will be making their debut on the national summer championship circuit. Sawyer Bosley will be cheering on her teammates from home in Ottawa while she works diligently on her rehabilitation from shoulder surgery. Congratulations to these six swimmers for all of their achievements this season!

 

Coach Nico & Coach Amanda who arrived in Calgary on Monday are anxious to see all of the hard work the swimmers put in over the course of the year put into action. The psych sheets indicate it is going to be a busy weekend with lots of fantastic swimming from our group, so it’s time to pony up! 

To make sure our swimmers can hear our cheers from Ottawa, we need your unbridled support, so keep a lookout for results from the following swimmers Wednesday through Monday:

 

Live Results

 

(Results will be available through the Meet Mobile App as well)

Live Streaming

 

Meet Information

 

Psych Sheets

 

Follow all the action on Twitter @ROCSwimming

 

 

Wednesday

 

100m Butterfly

Katie Ford

800m Freestyle

William Risk

200m Backstroke

Alex D’Alessio

 

Thursday

 

400m IM

Luca Haines

100m Backstroke

Alex D’Alessio

 

 

Friday

 

1500m Freestyle

Merin Boyd

 

200m Butterfly

Katie Ford

100m Breaststroke

Luca Haines

 

 

Saturday

 

200m Breaststroke

Luca Haines

 

1500m Freestyle

William Risk

 

 

Sunday

 

400m Freestyle

William Risk

  

Monday

 

1.5 km Open Water

Katie Ford

Luca Haines

Alex D’Alessio

3km Open Water

William Risk