CW Gets 17 Medals, 4 Club Records at Top Cup SC

By: Tim Barichello - Jun. 04, 2018

Top Cup Short Course
May 11-13, 2018

From May 11th-13th, 2018, 10 and under swimmers from AG1, AG2, and AG3 competed in the Etobicoke Swim Club Top Cup swim meet at the Etobicoke Olympium. The Club Warrior Team consisted of 34 swimmers and took home 17 top-3 position medals. The Top Cup is one of the most anticipated meets of the year for 10 and under swimmers as it allows them to compete against some of the top swimmers in the GTA and Quebec. For some this is their first highly competitive meet, and an eye-opening experience from the Guelph Skills and Thrills meet in terms of level of competition. For some this was also the first meet where they could purchase merchandise. For any new swim parents it was a quick lesson figuring out that waiting until the next day to purchase that hoodie sweater your young one was eyeing was not a good idea, as some of the popular items sold out quickly.

Special congratulations goes out to the following individuals who set new CW course records:

Jessica Dreghici - 50m Free, 400m Free
Alexandru Rusu - 50m Breast, 100m Breast

The following individuals brought home medals...fantastic work:

Jessica Dreghici (3) - GOLD: 50 Back. BRONZE: 50 Free, 100 Back
Spencer Pirvu (5) - GOLD: 200 Medley & 200 Back. SILVER: 50 Free, 50 Back, 100 Back
Claire Qin (2) - GOLD: 50 Back. SILVER: 100 Breast
Alexandru Rusu (3) - GOLD: 50 Breast. BRONZE: 100 Breast, 200 Breast

The following relay teams brought home medals...fantastic teamwork:

Girls - 4x 50 Free - BRONZE: Dreghici J., Coburn W., Wong N., Logan Q.
Boys - 4x 50 Free - BRONZE: Jayabahu D., Fitzgerald Q., Morrissey C., Rusu A.
Boys - 4x 50 Med - GOLD: Jayabahu D., Rusu A., Fitzgerald Q., Morrissey C.
Boys - 4x 50 Med - BRONZE: Richter L., Fu J., Pirvu S., Hunt K.

145 out of 182 swims for all 34 swimmers resulted in personal best times; that's 79.67% of swims for this meet.

The following swimmers achieved 100% personal best times in all their races:

BARICHELLO, Laila
CHAN, Abigail
CROSBY, Lucia
DAVIS, Anabel
FITZGERALD, Quinn
GAO, Fiona
HE, Jason
HUNT, Kaleb
JAYABAHU, Dylan
LIU, Zeyu (Jerry)
MAXWELL, Marcus
MCDERMOTT, Keaton
MORRISSEY, Cameron
PIRVU, Spencer
QIN, Claire
RICHTER, Luke
WAGNER, Clare

Not to be outdone, the following individuals brought home top 8 ribbons in individual events:

COBURN, Willow - 4 ribbons
DREGHICI, Jessica - 4 ribbons
JAYABAHU, Dylan - 5 ribbons
LOGAN, Quinlynn - 3 ribbons
MORRISSEY, Cameron - 3 ribbons
PIRVU, Spencer - 2 ribbons
QIN, Claire - 4 ribbons
RUSU, Alexandru - 3 ribbons
ZUNIC, Elayna - 1 ribbon

The coaches did a fantastic job preparing our swimmers for this meet which was evident by the many personal bests that were set. It should also be noted that all swimmers did a great job representing the CW team by displaying tonnes of encouragement for teammates and great sportsmanship.

Congratulations to all swimmers and good luck to those who qualified for regionals and festivals. Keep up the hard work and focus, especially as the nice weather sets in.

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Full Meet Results: https://swimming.ca/en/meet/608777/?faction=86248