Young Swimmers Finish Strong at Windsor Meet
Tuesday December 4,
Hayden Scott, 9, Burak Gurtekin, 8, Jack Girardi, 7, and Jack Biggar, 10. Missing is Dariel Gomez, 15.
The St. Clair Erie Aquatic League (SEAL) swim meet in Windsor in November saw 30 swimmers from the Sarnia Y Rapids 1 Swim Team competing.
Jack Girardi, 7, won 1st place in each of his individual events. Eight-year-old Burak Gurtekin came 1st in the 25m backstroke and added 3rd place in the 100m Individual Medley (IM) and 25m breaststroke, and 4th in the 50m freestyle. Hayden Scott, 9, placed 1st in the 25m butterfly, and 2nd in the rest of his individual events.
Two other swimmers finished in the Top 3: 15-year-old Dariel Gomez came 2nd in the 100m breaststroke, and 3rd in the 100m IM, adding 4th place finishes in the 100m backstroke and 100m freestyle, while Jack Biggar, 10, earned his 3rd place finish in the 100m freestyle (along with 5th place in the 100m IM and 50m breaststroke).
Also earning ribbons were: Abby Allardyce, 11 (4th in the 50m breaststroke); Dylan, Cloud, 11 (6th in the 50m butterfly); Hannah Elliott, 9 (4th in the 25m breaststroke, and 6th in the 100m IM, taking 20 seconds off her seed time); Sean Foster, 9 (4th in the 100m IM and 25m butterfly, and 5th in the 25m breaststroke and 50m freestyle); Nik Mukherjee, 9 (6th in the 25m butterfly); Aynsley Persad, 13 (5th in the 50m butterfly); Hunter Small, 13 (4th in the 100m IM, and 5th in the 50m butterfly and 100m breaststroke); and Luke Young, 13 (6th in the 100m backstroke).
McKenna Brown, 8 took 10 seconds off her previous best time in the 100m IM. Rachel Dalton, 12, shaved as much as 13 seconds off her previous personal bests. Erin Lacey improved her time in the 50m butterfly by 8 seconds, while her sister, Hannah, 12, took 8 seconds off her best time in the 100m backstroke. Connor Phipps, 12, shaved 12 seconds off his seed time for the 100m breaststroke.
Also swimming were Samantha Bedard, 10; Ciara Brown, 10; Fiona Elliott, 9; Faith Jamieson, 11; Samantha Lefebvre, 13; Zoe Little, 13; Taylor Marut, 8; Sydney Moraal, 9; Sean Phipps, 9; Annabelle Rayson, 7; Nes Tulang, 11; and Trista Walsh, 12.
The Sarnia Y Rapids 1 swimmers are coached by Sue Athanasopoulos. This groupís next meet is in Blenheim on January 13.