Waterloo Region Team Challenge Cup
March 3-4, 2018
On the weekend of March 3rd, while the experienced, qualified Warriors were at the Provincial Championships with Coach Russ, a large contingent of younger, developing Warriors were in Wilmot swimming at the annual Waterloo Region Cup. Seventy-eight Warriors from AG 2, 3 & 4 gathered at the Wilmot Recreation Complex/Aquatic Centre to compete with teams from Waterloo, Cambridge, London, Chatham and the host team, Wilmot.
Thirty-four Warriors swam 100% best times during the two-day competition and fifty Warriors swam to one or more top 8 finishes. Points were awarded to top-16 placings (an additional 17 Warriors garnered points in this category) – making it a full team effort; when all the scores were tabulated, Club Warriors were awarded the Combined Team Championship Cup (2nd men/1st women/Overall 1st).
Congratulations to all the young coaches involved in preparing our swimmers (Jessica, Hannah, Disala, Maddi) and Allison in leading the way for our young group of athletes. Coach Ken commented, “the future looks bright, as the majority of our scoring came in the younger (14 & under) divisions of the meet, a testimony to the continued strong work of our AG stream of athletes.”
In addition to the overall, full team contributions and top 8 finishes (see full results), highlights included:
New Regional Qualifiers:
Stuart McKenna (AG1/100Br)
Elayna Zunic (AG1/100Bk, 50Fr)
Gabriel Ciorogariu (AG2/200Bk)
New Festivals Qualifier:
Quinn Fitzgerald (AG2/200Fr)
New Club Record:
10&U Girls 50 Free – Jessica Dreghici (AG3)
100 % Best times:
Diana Amirsadeghi, Nantli Bracho, Ariel Chan, Gabriel Ciorogariu, Willow Coburn, Elizabeth Coode, Anabel Davis, Merlyn Dong, Quinn Fitzgerald, Johnny Fu, Fiona Gao, Gabriela Gurfinkel, Jason He, Diana Hothaza, Kevin Huang, Ethan Ling, Phoebe Luo, Kaitlin Marton, Stuart McKenna, Spencer Pirvu, Natalie Rondilla, Sydney Sanscartier, Joshua Silva, Athan Turner, Clare Wagner, Hannah Wagner, Sammi Wang, Noe Wong, Kalyn Wu, Jasmine Xu, Serena Xu, Lucy Zhan, Jonathan Zhao, Elayna Zunic.