CW at 12&U Celebration

By: Tim Barichello - Jan. 30, 2019

LAC 12 & Under Celebration
Short Course
January 2019

Over the weekend of January 19-20, 2019, 12 and under swimmers from Junior, AG4, AG3 and AG2 groups competed in the “London Aquatic Club - 12 and Under Celebration” meet in London, Ontario. Being the first meet since returning to a full swim schedule after the Christmas break, the swimmers did their best to shed off all the candy canes and treats they deservingly enjoyed over the holidays. The Club Warrior team, consisting of 47 swimmers, did a fantastic job taking home 52 medals (16 Gold, 10 Silver, and 26 Bronze) over the weekend. Parents and coaches deserve a ton of credit for battling the nasty weather on both days to make the trek to London.

The following individuals are the proud owners of flashy new medals:

DONG, Merlyn - 3 Gold
LOGAN, Quinlynn - 3 Gold
PIRVU, Spencer - 3 Gold
RICHTER, Luke - 2 Gold, 1 Silver, 2 Bronze
DREGHICI, Jessica - 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze
HOTHAZA, Diana - 1 Gold, 2 Bronze
HUNT, Kaleb - 1 Gold, 2 Bronze
QIN, Claire - 1 Gold, 1 Bronze
RUSU, Alexandru - 1 Gold
KIM, Ellie - 2 Silver, 1 Bronze
HODSON, Evan - 2 Silver
CHAN, Abigail - 1 Silver, 2 Bronze
MCDERMOTT, Keaton - 1 Silver, 2 Bronze
FAHMY, Sam - 1 Silver, 1 Bronze
MADINA, Sara - 1 Silver
JAYABAHU, Dylan - 3 Bronze
MARTON, Kaitlin - 2 Bronze
PEGG, Emily - 2 Bronze
YARUSEVYCH, Michael - 2 Bronze
JACKSON, Reid - 1 Bronze
WAGNER, Konrad - 1 Bronze
ZUBAC, Mila - 1 Bronze

Those not listed above, but who achieved 100% personal best times in all of their swims or personal best times in at least 4 swims or more, are:

BROWN, Connor
ANDREWS, Emmerson
COBURN, Willow
LIN, Daphne
ZHAN, Lucy
HUNT, Trestan

This fantastic group of swimmers also combined for 126 out of 166 personal best times for a percentage of 75.9%, not including those who were competing in first time events.

Special note to parents (especially those attending the Regional competition at the end of the month), the stands in this complex are sloped at a rate that would make your local city building code inspector have you redo your deck stairs. So if you have any uneasiness with heights, arrive early to secure a seat on the concourse level to avoid navigating the steep inclined stairs.

Congratulations to all swimmers and good luck to all those competing at the Western Regional Short Course meet at the end of the month.

Full meet results: