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Drew McClure

Article on one of our own! Click below to read. https://www.thedp.com/article/2020/01/penn-womens-swimming-senior-serena-xue-profile

Drew McClure

By Alex Pettifer In the first meet after the winter break, the AGD2, AGD3, PAG, Sr. Pro, NAG, and National swimmers threw down for some great results. Here are a few highlights by our athletes: First meet ever: Lucy Casson, Wesley Li, Daniel Luk, Makena Ritchie, Claire Ursich 100% Best Times: Jenna Zhang, Lucy Casson, Heidi Ekk, Angela Feng, Daniel Jin, Daniel Luk, David Maibaum, Makena Ritchie, Jerry Tao, Rachel Walker, Grace Wang, Daymon Wijayakoon, Coco Xie, Matthew Yim. New LMR Champs Qualifiers: Heidi Ekk, Rachel Walker, Lucy Casson, Makena...

Dennis Silva

Rapids swimmers James Kwaksistala, Thomas Chen and Samuel Pei have each been selected as Canadian Sport Institute Pacific Development athletes. They have been selected for this program based on their achievements for the past year and commitment to training and performance. Benefits for the athletes in this program include: Community partnerships (discounted products/services). GymWorks™ (free gym access at numerous facilities). Free access to high performance sport education programs. A variety of grants and bursaries. Coach Robert Pettifer has been slecetd for the coach develpment program. Benefits coaches in this program...

Drew McClure

By Alex Pettifer After two weekends in a row of racing, the Rapids ended December and 2019 with some great swims, not to mention some great work from our parents at both Fastswim and the Winter Time Trial. 130 Rapids swimmers competed at Fastswim, representing eight training groups. Out of over a thousand swims, the Rapids produced 326 finals swims and 45 medal winners. Two Rapids set club records. Fiona Xue broke the 13-14 50 butterfly record, and Mingjun He set a new 13-14 100 butterfly record. 28 swimmers earned...

Drew McClure

The following article was written by Andrea Phillpotts, a writer, teacher, and Rapids parent. With the winter holiday season upon us, Rapids families may be thinking about last-minute gifts for their swimmers. Here are 7 suggestions to get you started that won’t break the bank or create unwanted waste. 1) New Gear – Goggles snap or leak over time, bags mildew, and towels fray. This might be a good time to check out your child’s swim gear and see that it’s in good shape. Remember that Rapids families have a...

Drew McClure

As a strong kicking foundation is important to overall swimming competency and skill, the club will be regularly monitoring kicking speed through a best-average test set. Please click here to see the results from November.

Drew McClure

By Darryl Rudolf Last weekend, over 70 swimmers from RD Blue, AGD, Youth Comp, and Senior Provincial competed at the Gators/SFU LMR over two days. Everyone swam fantastic with lots of best times and many first time events and races! There were 11 swimmers racing in their first LMR Meet: Grace Wang, Sophia Chen, Logan Kuo, Heidi Ekk, Joshua Fang, Selena Xu, Stephanie Ng, Matthew Liu, Lillian Zang, Ivan Hu, and Theodore Pak. They all did an amazing job, racing hard over the two days. We also had 7 swimmers...

Drew McClure

By Alex Pettifer Swimmers from AGD3, PAG, and NAG all competed at the VPSC Fall Invitational at UBC Oct. 26-27. This was the first full meet of the season for most of the swimmers and they put their hard work on display. They put up some impressive stats for this early in the season. Six swimmers ended up with 100% best times: Daniel Jin, Jason Yang, Coco Xie, Rebecca Dong, Josh Wall, and Gary Du Fifteen swimmers got one or more new Age Group Champs qualifying time: Alex Bulgakov, Cindy...

Drew McClure

By Darryl Rudolf Last Saturday, we hosted our first Pass meet of the year, which included over 40 swimmers racing for the first time this year. At Pass meets, young swimmers have their first introduction to racing as a part of the developmental process. There are two different levels. Level 1 swimmers race the 100 IM, two stroke 50s, and the 100 Free. Once they swim under 2:10 for 100 IM, they are able to move up to Level 2. In Level 2, swimmers race the 200 IM, two stroke...

Drew McClure

By Darryl Rudolf Last weekend, the Rapids had over 60 swimmers from the Senior Provincial, RD Blue, Youth Comp A, Youth Comp B, and AGD 2 groups compete at the first LMR meet at SFU. It was a fantastic turnout, especially during Thanksgiving weekend. It was great to get back into racing at one of the first meets of the year. Some of the highlights include great swimming from Yan Madorsky and Angie Pham, who each went four out of five best times, including a fantastic head-to-head race in the...