Posts made in October, 2013

Team Report – NORAC Fall Invitational

Posted by on Oct 26, 2013

Port Hope, October 19, 2013 – The NORAC Fall Invitational was a successful and super fun event. Congratulations to all the swimmers for an impressive showing. With a mix of first time racers and young veterans we had some impressive results walking away with 26 first, 19 second and 12 third place finishes!

A shout out to William Mitchell who dominated his age group with 4 first and 2 second place finishes. Cezar Hirsescu also made some waves with an impressive 3 first and 2 second place finishes. Hannah Freelove and Roxana Crisan both walked away with a couple of first place finishes. Timothy Mundy improved his 100 IM time by an impressive 32 seconds which was rewarded by a first place finish well. Jude Moss turned up for his first race ever and walked away with 2 first place ribbons. There is no doubt, that with all the great results overall, the competition would be wise to fear the ‘phins!

Team Results here

Full Meet results on Swim Canada here

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Team Report – Trent Swim Club, Pro-Tech Challenge

Posted by on Oct 25, 2013

October 18-20, Trent University – We’ve been working hard the past month but we did not expect as many great times as we got on the weekend. Our swimmers were on fire, surpassing some previous full- season-shave-and-taper career best times. Almost every component was better. Starts, turns, breakouts, back-end splitting, body positioning, etc. was much better than expected for an early-season meet.

Statistically, we won 8 events, 14 second place and 11 third place finishes, a total of 47 top-six finishes and Central and Festival qualifying times all over the place. On Saturday night, we had 5 swims in the Dash-For-Cash, where Ben Potvin won $30 in two second places finishes in the 50 Fly 30.85 and 50 Free 28.80. Sarah Hawkins had two great sprints in the 50 Fly 32.39 and 50 Free 29.75, and Judson Nickerson found some evening sprint speed in the 50 back going 33.86(Prelims earlier in the day was 35.23).

It was great to see some fabulous pacing with Judson Nickerson negative splitting the 800 Free and Abbey Hawkins negative splitting the 400 Free. Both excellent swims.

Ethan Placek lit it up with 2 Festival qualifiers, notably the 100 Free in 1:05.44, recording three first place finishes, 4 seconds and a third. This kid can race!

Some(best time from last season) 7+ second time drops were seen in swims by Annabelle Potvin(-13.93 in 200 IM), Ethan Placek(-16.48 in 200 free) and Michael Bushe(12.58 in 200 IM and  -14.55 in 200free) and Lauren Burleigh(-7.58 in 200 free).

Great start to the season dolphins!

Team Results here

Full meet results at Swim Canada here

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Ford Drive One Fundraiser

Posted by on Oct 14, 2013

Ford Drive One Fundraiser

Saturday November 9, 10am-2pm –We are thrilled to announce a fun, cost free and very profitable fundraising opportunity provided to us by Ford Canada! On Saturday November 9th, from 10:00am until 2:00pm, the Whitby Dolphins and Marigold Ford will be hosting a Drive One 4UR Community Fundraiser.

This is a simple, cost free way for family and friends to support our team. Simply go to the Marigold Ford Dealership, at the corner of Dundas St and Anderson St in Whitby, fill out a waiver and take a new car for a test drive. Ford Canada will donate money to our club for each completed form, up to a maximum of $6000! Each swim club family can earn up to $10/completed(and validated) form towards their fundraising obligation and no one has to buy or sell anything!!

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Team Report – ROC vs Whitby Dual

Posted by on Oct 9, 2013

Clarington, October 5 – Well that was a fun little meet. It was so great to see 62 Dolphins racing on the weekend. Everyone had an excellent warmup followed by team cheers and some fun and fast times too. A very special congratulations to the new members in the club in our Novice Blue program, competing in their first meet of their career.
Team Results- here
Full results on Swim Canada – here

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Boston Pizza Rewards Program

Posted by on Oct 2, 2013

We have a new fundraising initiative this year – it’s easy and costs you nothing! We have arranged for a Rewards Program at Boston Pizza Whitby South located at 75 Consumers Road in the Entertainment Centrum.

When you dine at the Boston Pizza Whitby South location, write “Whitby Dolphins” on the back of your receipt and place it in the designated box displayed at the front of the restaurant and 10% of food sales (before taxes) will be donated back to our team! It’s that simple!

The program is available to all friends, family, and supporters of the Whitby Dolphins Swim Club and can be used any day of the week! So tell your family, friends, co workers, neighbours, etc. – if they’re looking for a place to dine out –  go to Boston Pizza south Whitby and support out team!

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