Keyano Bears swim amazingly at Dino Cup!

Chris Nelson
Apr 14, 2019

Keyano Bears swim amazingly at Dino Cup!
Eleven EKSC 10&under swimmers headed out on a very special road trip down to Calgary for the Dino Cup this weekend. This is one of Alberta’s oldest development meets; one that some of our parents remember attending a couple decades ago.
One of the coolest sources of good memories when looking back at your time in swimming is always the travel competitions. Lots of time on deck with just a few of your teammates; travelling down with family at first, and later with your team and staying in team hotels; and, meeting new people and seeing new places.
Dino Cup is often the first travel competition experience for young swimmers in Keyano. While fun is the name of the game at this early age, we also recognize that development accelerates from exposure and Calgary is both a new environment for most of our 10&unders, and also has nearly 5 times the 10&under swimming population as Edmonton – making that city feel generally more competitive and intense. Keyano is a little bit remote in terms of top swimming programs but is one of the biggest and most successful swim clubs in Canadian history (including a current Western Canadian Championship banner won just this weekend!) because we stay connected so that we can keep on the leading edge for each generation of super swimmers.
Our eleven swimmers had a great time, making the most of the small traveling squad to place amongst the strongest teams at the meet. Congratulations to all of the kids for giving your best effort in your races and getting some new best times!
Here is a quick recap of the weekend’s results:
Sophia Chin (9yo girls)
1 st 100 Free
1 st 100 IM
2 nd 50 Breast
3 rd 100 Back
1 st 100 Breast
1 st 200 IM
4 th 50 Back
1 st 200 Free
Abigail Craig (8yo girls)
1 st 100 Free
8 th 100 IM
6 th 50 Breast
7 th 100 Breast
10 th 25 Fly
4 th 50 Free
6 th 50 Back
3 rd 200 Free
Jake Fairey (8yo boys)
1 st 100 Free
1 st 100 IM
1 st 50 Breast
1 st 100 Breast
1 st 200 IM
2 nd 50 Free
2 nd 50 Back
Alyssa Hiley (10yo girls)
9 th 100 Free
13 th 100 IM
10 th 50 Breast
15 th 100 Back
7 th 100 Breast
18 th 50 Free
23 rd 50 Back
7 th 200 Free
Jax Lund (9yo boys)
17 th 100 Free
16 th 50 Breast
18 th 100 Back
16 th 100 Breast
11 th 200 IM
38 th 50 Free
15 th 200 Free
Carys McGlade (9yo girls)
5 th 100 Free
4 th 100 IM
6 th 50 Breast
5 th 100 Back
6 th 100 Breast
3 rd 200 IM
12 th 50 Free
8 th 50 Back
Carter Pretzlaff (9yo boys)
34 th 100 Free
5 th 25 Back
27 th 100 Back
11 th 25 Free
15 th 25 Fly
36 th 50 Free
27 th 50 Back
Samson Pretzlaff (11yo boys)
23 rd 100 Free
28 th 100 IM
26 th 50 Breast
21 st 100 Back
29 th 100 Breast
28 th 50 Free
28 th 50 Back
12 th 200 Free
Claire Qiu (9yo girls)
2 nd 100 Free
3 rd 100 IM
1 st 50 Breast
2 nd 100 Back
2 nd 100 Breast
1 st 50 Free
3 rd 50 Back
Reese Strawson (8yo girls)
26 th 25 Back
30 th 100 Back
24 th 25 Free
34 th 50 Free
46 th 50 Back
Aven Unger (9yo girls)
22 nd 100 Free
15 th 50 Breast
26 th 100 Back
19 th 100 Breast
15 th 200 IM
35 th 50 Back
11 th 200 Free
Go Bears!