Posts made in February, 2016

Team Report – 2016 Ontario Winter Festival Championships

Posted by on Feb 29, 2016

Team Report – 2016 Ontario Winter Festival Championships

Markham – This February we sent 8 qualified swimmers to the Markham Pan Am Centre to compete with the best 13 and under swimmers at the Ontario Winter Festival Championships. This junior provincial meet is an excellent showcase of the young talented swimmers we have in Ontario.

Our eight young athletes swam an excellent weekend of races! On the heels of his medal winning Central Region championship meet, Isaac Allen raced to nearly 100% best times. Josh Arbuckle had a great weekend of fast races. Morad Aref crushed his personal best time by almost 9 seconds in the 200m Breaststroke. Mccaley Campbell had an excellent weekend with two top 15 finishes and an incredible new best time in the 200m breaststroke.  Christian Derby swam an outstanding new best time by 5 seconds in 100m butterfly. After big time drops at Central Region champs, Abbey Hawkins swam to 100% best times. Gregory Peckham had an excellent weekend of personal bests and two top 15 finishes. Josie Santaguida swam excellent races nearlyfest winter beating all her personal bests.

Congratulations to our Whitby Dolphins who made the very tough qualification standards to compete at this meet  – Isaac Allen(11), (11), Morad Aref(11), Mccaley Campbell(12), Christian Derby(11), Abbey Hawkins(13), Gregory Peckham(12), (11).

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Team Report – 2016 Central Region Short Course Championships

Posted by on Feb 27, 2016

Team Report – 2016 Central Region Short Course Championships

Etobicoke, ON – The Whitby Dolphins sent a new record number of 37 qualified swimmers to Central Region Championships. This qualification meet brings together some of the fastest swimmers in Ontario and is always a thrill to watch with swimmers swimming for personal best swims aimed at attaining entry to the next level – Ontario Festival and Ontario Age Group Championships.

Isaac Allen had an amazing weekend bring home 4 medals– Gold in 200m and 400m Freestyle, Silver in 200m Butterfly and  Bronze in 200m Individual Medley.

Greg Peckham had an outstanding weekend of races winning silver in 200m Individual Medley as well as top eight finishes in 200m and 100m Freestyle and 100m breaststroke.

Josie Santaguida  captured the bronze medal in 200m Individual Medley  and swam to a top 8 finish in the 100m freestyle.

Congratulations to the following swimmers who swam to top 8 finishes –  Christian Derby (5th in 400m IM), Felipe Escobar (7th in 800m Freestyle),  Ian Johnson (6th in 200m Breaststroke), Will Mitchell (4th in 200m Backstroke and 5th in 100m Backstroke), Timothy Mundy (6th in 200m breaststroke), Harry Potvin (4th in 200m Breaststroke, Cameron Ward (4h in 50m freestyle).

Congratulations to the following swimmers who achieved 100% personal best times for their events: Isaac Allen, Morad Araf, Mikayla Denshem, Christian Derby, Megan Drover-Smith, Jaiden Joseph, Will Mitchell, Greg Peckham , Harry Potvin, and Paige Shaw.

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