CW 7th at Winter Age Group Championships

By: RF - Mar. 06, 2018

Ontario 2018 Age Group Championships
March 1-4, 2018

Swim Ontario held its Winter Age Group Championships on the weekend of March 1st. This marathon 4-day competition was hosted by the Etobicoke Swim Club. Twenty-four Club Warrior swimmers attended the meet; the team finished in 7th place overall, with over 100 clubs competing. Head Coach Russ Franklin remarked, "Finishing 7th is a good result for the Club. I suppose if I had made the Club’s placing a priority we could have cracked the Top 5. In general, individual results were good, but we had too many DQs, no shows for relays, tired swims, and coaching mistakes that hurt us in the team standings. Maybe next year!"

Club Warrior swimmers came away with 21 individual medals, including 11 event winners. There were 3 relay medals from the 14 and Under Boys. We had six multiple medal winners. Leading the way for CW was 15-year-old Tori Meklensek with 4 medals including 3 Gold. CW had four “Rookie” provincial swimmers who did an excellent job handling their first “Big Meet”. Congratulations to Haley Thomas, Grace Payne, Ben Chandler and Kieran Stewart.

See Medalists and Finalists below. Full results can be found on the Swimming Canada website.

Up next for the Warriors’ Championship Season will be Senior Nationals in Montreal and Eastern Nationals in Windsor.

Medal Winners

Tyler Bell 15
200 Back Bronze
Canek Bracho 16
100 Back Gold , 50 Free Gold, 100 Free Silver
Thinula De Silva 13
100 Fly Gold
Ian Friesen 15
200 Free Gold , 1500 Free Gold, 400 Free Gold
Tori Meklensek 15
50 Free Silver, 200 Free Gold, 100 Free Gold, 400 Free Gold
Fergus Park 15
100 Breast Silver
Sophie Richard 15
200 Fly Bronze, 400 Free Bronze
Kieran Stone 14
200 Free Silver, 100 Free Gold, 400 Free Silver
Avery Willis 14
400 IM Silver, 200 Fly Gold, 200 IM Bronze

Relays 14 & Under Boys
200 Free; Bronze - Quitze Bracho, Ben Chandler, Thinula De Silva, Kieran Stone

200 Medley; Silver - Quitze Bracho, Michael Redding, Thinula De Silva, Kieran Stone

400 Medley; Bronze – Quitze Bracho, Michael Redding, Thinula De Silva, Kieran Stone


Tyler Bell 15
800 Free 8th, 1500 Free 7th
Quitze Bracho 14
50 Free 7th, 100 Fly 5th, 100 Free 8th
Ben Cameron 16 200 Back 8th
Sarah Chapman 15
200 Free 4th
Ian Friesen 15 50 Free 7th, 100 Free 5th
Kelton Langman 15
400 IM 5th, 100 Fly 7th, 200 Fly 8th
Fergus Park 15 200 Breast 4th
Grace Payne 14 100 Back 5th, 200 Back 8th
Andres Paz 15 200 Breast 6th, 400 IM 8th
Sophie Richard 15 200 Free 7th, 100 Fly 6th
Kieran Stone 14 50 Free 4th, 400 IM 7th
Haley Thomas 12 200 Fly 7th
Avery Willis 14
400 Free 6th

Full results available on the Swimming Canada website