Rapids Turn on Heat at Swim Meet

Monday April 18, 2016
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l-r (Back) Daniel Guo, 11 and Diane Clarke, 14, (Front) Trevor Marut, 9, Eileen Carter, 9, Ali Page, 7.
Lauren Armstrong, 8, and Gabrion Tulang, 10.
Missing are Mark de Guzman, 12, Greg Dietrich, 14, Russell Oliver, 10, Kaiden Rawson, 13, and Ben Wright, 7.
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Twenty-four members of the Sarnia Y Rapids 1 Swim Team competed at the St. Clair Erie Aquatic League (SEAL) swim meet in Blenheim on April 10, with six earning 1st-place finishes, and another six finishing in the Top Three in at least one event.

Eight-year-old Lauren Armstrong achieved her 1st-place finish in the 25m breaststroke, and added two 3rd-place and a 4th-place finish. Teammate Diane Clarke, 14, earned her 1st-place finish in the 100m freestyle, and came 2nd in the 100m Individual Medley (IM), 4th in the 50m butterfly and 5th in the 100m backstroke. Mark de Guzman, 12, improved each of his personal best times (PBTs) as he took 1st place in the 50m butterfly, 3rd in the 100m breaststroke, 4th in the 100m IM and 6th in the 100m freestyle. Nine-year-old Trevor Marut finished 1st in the 100m IM, 25m butterfly and 50m freestyle. Seven-year-old Ali Page came 1st in her age group in the 25m backstroke, butterfly and freestyle, and added 3rd in the 25m breaststroke, while Kaiden Rawson, 13, earned 1st-place finishes in the 100m breaststroke and freestyle, and also came 3rd in the 100m IM and 5th in the 50m butterfly.

Reaching the Top Three in at least one event were: Eileen Carter, 9, with 2nd in the 25m breaststroke, and a Top 10 finish in the 100m IM; 14-year-old Greg Dietrich with 3rd in the 50m butterfly, and two 4th-place and a 5th-place finish, with all new PBTs; Daniel Guo, 11, with 2nd in the 100m IM and 50m backstroke, 3rd in the 100m freestyle and 5th in the 50m breaststroke; Russell Oliver, 10, with 3rd in the 100m IM, 4th in the 50m backstroke and 5th in the 50m butterfly and 100m freestyle; 10-year-old Gabrion Tulang with 3rd in the 50m butterfly, 4th in the 100m IM, 5th in the 50m backstroke and 6th in the 100m freestyle; and Ben Wright, 7, with 2nd in the 25m butterfly and 3rd in the 25m backstroke and freestyle.

Five other swimmers on the team finished in the Top Six to earn ribbons in individual events. Nine-year-old Kristen Alexander came 5th in the 50m backstroke and 6th in the 100m IM and 50m freestyle for her age group. Kate Bedard, 8, placed 4th in the 100m IM, 50m backstroke and 25m butterfly, and 5th in the 50m freestyle, improving each of her PBTs. Six-year-old Lauren Carter finished 6th in the 25m backstroke and freestyle events. Devan Dyck, 11, came 4th in the 50m butterfly and 100m freestyle events, and added a Top 10 finish in the 50m breaststroke. Jessie Hillier, 9, earned 4th in the 25m breaststroke, and in the Top 10 in the rest of her events.

Reaching the Top 10 were: Tyler Murphy, 12, in the 100m IM (taking more than nine seconds off his PBT) and backstroke; Annabelle Rayson, 10, in the 50m butterfly; and Hayden Wittliff, 11, in each of his events, while also improving all of his PBTs.

Also improving each of their PBTs were Olivia Conroy, 12, and Isabella Wright, 10. Kylie Thornton, 10, and Susan Wu, 12, also participated.

The Sarnia Y Rapids 1 swimmers are coached by Sue Athanasopoulos. This groupís season concludes with its Championship meet, in Windsor on April 24.

 

 

 







 

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