CW Brings A-Game to Aces Fall Invitational

By: Elly Bradley - Dec. 04, 2017

Wilmot ACES Fall Invitational
November 17-19, 2017

Club Warriors’ annual trek to the friendly confines of the Wilmot Memorial Pool was well worth the travel. Over 85 Warriors from 6 different groups attended the 2.5-day competition. The 12 and Under swimmers swam two half day sessions, tearing up the pool and establishing a ton of new Best Times. Several new Club Records were established by the young swimmers and not to be out done, the 13 and Over group, who swam in a total of 5 sessions, Heats and Finals made their assault on the Record Board.

CW won a total of 209 medals, 67 gold, 77 silver and 65 bronze. Our CW swimmers definitely brought their A game to the Aces meet! There were so many medals won by our club that it is impossible to list them all but everyone did a great job and worked very hard. You represented CW proudly!

Some call outs by the coaches:

Allison - Age Group 2

  • PBs and excellent first time races for Abigail, Gabriel, Keaton, Claire, Trestan, Ethan, Connor, Elle and Isabella
  • Regional qualifiers from the group: Jasmine, Noe, Mila, Quinlynn, Elizabeth, Nantli, Alex, Jacob, Dylan, Reid, David, Cameron, Spencer, Merlyn, Michael, and Quinn.
  • Our first provincial festival qualifier, Merlyn in the 200 back.

Alana - Advanced 13+

  • PB’s for Rayane Alarbed, Raine Lusted and Lauren White!

Ken - Age Group 3

  • 86% best times overall (109/127)
  • 100% Swimmers included: Diana, Ellie, Luc, Jack, Sara, Sydney and Serena
  • 80% Swimmers included: Cristian, Jessica, James, Mackenna, Megan, Grace, Lucy 
  • New Club Record for 10&U Girls 200Br (3:16.45): Diana Hothaza

Ken - Age Group 4

  • 76% best times overall (68/89)
  • 80%+ Swimmers included: Adelaide (100%), Filip, Claire, Athan, Hannah; along with the 12&U girls competing only in the 800Free (Kaitlin, Ariel, Haley, Tara) 
  • Filip Ardelean qualifies for his first Festivals competition in two events (200Fly, 400Fr) 
  • Athan Turner qualifies for the Pointe Claire Travel Meet with two standards (200Bk, 200Br) 
  • Quantum leap relay splits by Ethan McDougall (100Br/1:25.9 - 4 seconds under his PB); Natalie Rondilla (100Fr/1:03.43 - 3 seconds under her PB)

Some people say that the best form of Training is Racing.

If you believe that, then our CW swimmers not only came away with a ton of Ribbons and Medals but also got valuable training from competing, on average, in 12 Races during the meet. Some nights in Finals, swimmers would be racing in 4 different events in less than 2 hours.

The Club Warriors’ have a busy month of December with 4 meets to attend:

  • Our Novice Swimmers will be swimming in our first ever hosted meet at UW, on December 3.
  • On the same weekend our top 12 and Unders will be at the NYAC Youth Cup in Etobicoke.
  • The weekend of December 8th the Warriors also have two meets one is Steeltown in Hamilton,
  • and the other is in Quebec at the Pointe-Claire Winter Invitational.
Don’t forget to add our Awards Banquet on December 12th to round out our busy month.

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