CW places 3RD at Western Region LC Championships

By: CBM - Jun. 21, 2018

Western Region LC Championships
June 7-10, 2018

Congratulations to the 63 swimmers who competed at the Western Region LC Championships held at the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre in Brantford on the weekend of June 7th, 2018.

Club Warriors finished 3rd overall behind GHAC & LAC and earned 58 medals:
19 Gold
17 Silver
22 Bronze

Filip Luca Ardelean, Hannah Wagner and Tara Wong led the 13&Over CW team in scoring, while Cristian Ciorogariu, Merlyn Dong and Jessica Dreghici picked up the most points for the 12&Unders.

We had a couple of notable achievements in the 200 Fly -- Filip Luca Ardelean made his Provincial standard and Cristian Ciorogariu made Festivals in this event. Well done, boys! Congratulations also to Jessica Dreghici who not only finished first in all of her events but also broke 3 Girls 9-10 LCM club records in the 100 Free, 100 Back and 50 Breast.

A special congrats goes out to all our junior swimmers who qualified to compete in this championship meet.

We are so proud to have 22 out of 26 swimmers from Age Group 2 making the cut. Everyone achieved best times and many came away with some impressive Top 3 and Top 8 finishes! Earning the most points for the group are Merlyn Dong, Quinn Fitzgerald, Spencer Pirvu, Alex Rusu and Quinlynn Logan. Awesome work, AG2 swimmers!

For the 7 swimmers from Age Group 1 who qualified, it was their first long course competition ever. Well done, Laila Barichello, Kaleb Hunt, Stuart McKenna, Marcus Maxwell, Clare Wagner, Eric Wen, and Elayna Zunic for closing your 2017-18 competitive season with strong performances!

Coach Ken applauded our Warrior athletes for their resiliency in dealing with the Club Warrior decision to go from the edge of the pool in the shallow end, as the older Brantford pool doesn't meet the current depth requirements for Swim Canada Starting Block Dive certifications. "Along with athletes from London and Guelph, our athletes showed poise and determination in competing against team athletes who decided to go from the blocks. Overall, the meet was a wonderful testament to our young team's growing determination and depth as we strive to broaden the base of our competitive team to meet the competitive and character traits of the top groups and swimmers in the club. Well done Warriors!"

Next up: Seventeen Warriors travel to Markham to compete among the top 13 & Under swimmers in Ontario at the 2018 Summer Festival Championships.

Medal Winners

Filip Luca Ardelean (14) - Gold in 200Free, 400Free, 800Free & 200Fly; Silver in 200IM, Bronze in 100Free

Andrei Ciorogariu (12) - Bronze in 200Fly

Cristian Ciorogariu (12) - Gold in 100Free, Silver in 200Fly, Bronze in 50Free

Merlyn Dong (11) - Gold in 100Back, Bronze in 50Free & 100Free

Quinn Fitzgerald (10) - Bronze in 100Free, 400Free, 50Fly & 200IM

Evan Hodson (11) - Gold in 400IM, Silver in 50Fly, Bronze in 100Back

Luc Landry (12) - Silver in 400IM, Bronze in 50Fly & 200IM

Spencer Pirvu (9) - Silver in 400Free, 100Breast & 100Fly, 3rd in 50Back

Alexandru Rusu (10) - Gold in 200Free & 50Breast, Silver in 200IM

Willow Coburn (10) - Bronze in 100Fly

Jessica Dreghici (10) - Gold in 50Back, 50Breast, 100Breast & 50Fly

Jaelyn Hall (15) - Gold in 800Free & 200Fly

Claire Helsby (15) - Bronze in 50Free

Diana Hothaza (11) - Gold in 50Breast, Silver in 400Free, Bronze in 800Free

Ellie Kim (12) - Gold in 100Fly

Quinlynn Logan (10) - Silver 200Back, Bronze 400Free

Kaitlin Marton (12) - Silver in 50Breast & 200Breast

Adelaide Neumann (14) - Silver in 200Fly

Natalie Rondilla (14) - Gold in 50Breast & 100Breast

Kieran Stewart (13)- Silver in 50Breast & 400IM

Hannah Wagner (13) - Gold in 400IM, Silver in 200Fly, Bronze in 200Free & 200IM

Tara Wong (13) - Bronze in 100Free, 100Breast & 400IM

Other Top 8 Finishers

Most of the swimmers who medaled also had top 8 finishes in other events. The swimmers listed below did not medal but finished in the Top 8 in one or more events. Congratulations:

Benjamin Chandler (14)
James Gohl (13)
Dylan Jayabahu (10)
Jack Lu (12)
Cameron Morrissey (10)
Athan Turner (13)
Michael Yarusevych (11)
Daniel Zhang(10)
Ariel Chan (10)
Elizabeth Coode (10)
Noe Wong (10)
Mila Zubac (10)

100% Best Times
Merlyn Dong (10)
Dylan Jayabahu (10)
Jack Lu (12)
Spencer Pirvu (9)
Daniel Zhang (10)
Isabella Barichello (12)
Elle Cumming (12)
Diana Hothaza (11)
Ellie Kim (12)
Sammi Wang (12)

Full Results: https://swimming.ca/en/meet/609348/?faction=86248