Posts made in February, 2015

Ontario Winter Festival Championships

Posted by on Feb 26, 2015

Ontario Winter Festival Championships

Etobicoke, February 22-23 – We sent a team of six to Ontario Winter Festival Championships, a Jr. provincial meet which features the best 13yrs and under swimmers in the province. This year’s meet boasted 780 of the best 13 & under swimmers in Ontario. Congratulations to Jenah Barmania (11), Mccaley Campbell (11), Christian Derby (10), Abbey Hawkins (12), Will Mitchell (11) and Ethan Placek (13) for making the tough qualifications to compete at this meet.

The weekend was a huge success for 13 year old Ethan Placek who went “lights out” in every one one of his races. Ethan won gold in 50m and 100m freestyle, bronze in the 400m freestyle and placed in the top six in 200IM, 400IM and 200m freestyle.

Jenah, Mccaley, Christian, Abbey and Will all swam great personal best times. The team scored points to place them 35 out of 86 teams in attendance.

Festival Photo Gallery here

Full results here

 

 

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Whitby Dolphin strikes GOLD at Central Region Championships!

Posted by on Feb 24, 2015

Whitby Dolphin strikes GOLD at Central Region Championships!

The Whitby Dolphins Swim Club recently sent a team of 27 qualified swimmers, to the 2015 Central Region Short Course Championships!

Central Region Short Course Championships brings together some of the fastest swimmers in Ontario and is always a thrill to watch, typically with approximately 1000 swimmers in attendance. To compete in this championship meet, swimmers must attain the Central Region qualifying standards.

Jenah Barmania, beat her best time by more than 5 seconds to capture the gold medal in the girls 11 yr old 100 breaststroke!

Benoit Potvin captured the bronze in the boys 15 yr old 50 freestyle with a blistering 25.9 second race! This great time adds to Ben’s Ontario Age Group championship qualifications!

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Team report – OSHAC Durham Cup

Posted by on Feb 17, 2015

Oshawa, Feb 7-8,  2015 – The Dolphins sent 16 Novice swimmers to the OSHAC Durham Cup in Oshawa where we had 14 podium finishes for WD.  Leading the pack was Jaiden Joseph with 3 Gold (50 Free, 100 Free and 50 Fly), 2 Bronze (50 Breast, 200 IM) and he finished top 4th for his 50 Back. Other finalists included Jude Moss who brought home 1 Silver (50 Back) and 1 Bronze (100 Free), and Megan Drover-Smith who achieved 2 Bronze finishes (100 Back, 50 Fly).  Rounding out the top 3 finishes for the Whitby Dolphins was Jordan Bernier, 1 Silver (100 Breast), Kaylee Davidson, 1 Silver (50 Free), Deanne Pinto, 1 Silver (50 Breast) and Mabel Johnson brought home Bronze (50 Free), as did Ava Searle (200 Free).   Congratulations to you all!

Overall both the boys and girls WD novice team members showed good progress for time drops for this event, and we have a number of top 10 finishes.  Keep working hard and making waves!

 

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Central Region Championships This Weekend!

Posted by on Feb 3, 2015

It’s February – Championship month! First championship meet is Central Regionals – this weekend in Etobicoke – and we are sending our largest team of qualified swimmers in more than 5 years! This is very exciting and really shows the depth of talent in our club.

Central Regionals brings together some of the fastest swimmers in Central Ontario and is always a thrill to watch, typically with over 1000 swimmers in attendance. To compete in this championship meet, swimmers must attain the Central Region qualifying standards(which can be found here in the meet package). Many of our swimmers are not only competing for medals but are racing to meet Festival and Ontario Age group qualifying times to advance on to the next championship events.

Psych Sheets    Package    Entries     LIVE RESULTS

Congratulations to the following qualified swimmers:

Isaac Allen (10)
Josh Arbuckle (10)
Jenah Barmania (11)
Mikayla Burke (14)
Natasha Cvitkovic (12)
Christian Derby (10)
Emerson Durcak (12)
Felipe Escobar (16)
Josephine Flynn (12)
Mia Gidge (11)
Matthew Harris (15)
Abbey Hawkins (12)
Sarah Hawkins (15)
Gabby Hurst (15)
Jaydane Jolicoeur (13)
Shawn Lee (13)
Hailey Lynch (11)
William Mitchell (11)
Katie Morrell (14)
Gregory Peckham (11)
Nicholas Placek (11)
Annabelle Potvin (12)
Benoit Potvin (15)
Harrison Potvin (16)
Meagan Schlottke (15)
Paige Shaw (10)
Cameron Ward (14)

Go get’em dolphins!

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Whitby Dolphins Swim-A-Thon 2015

Posted by on Feb 3, 2015

Whitby Dolphins Swim-A-Thon 2015

Raising money through our annual Swim-A-Thon is essential for supporting the development of Whitby Dolphins swimmers of all ages and levels. Funds raised will assist in maintaining and purchasing training and meet hosting equipment, subsidizing coaching fees and swimmer social activities and helping us pay our biggest expense – pool rental fees.

Our fundraising goal for the 2015 Swim-a-thon is $20,000, which will require us to challenge every swimmer in the club. Our swimmers will be swimming 5-10km (our youngest swimmers will strive to swim continuously for more than one hour). Out of the pool, the challenge is for every swimmer to raise at least $250 towards our goal. Thank you for your support!!

Event Date: March 7, 2015
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Location:
Pan Am Pool (Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre)
Goal: $20,000
Please support our swimmers by donating here – http://ontarioswimathon.ca/wd

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