Baseball       Football       Inline Hockey       Hockey      3 on 3 Hockey       Lacrosse       School Sports       Soccer       More Sports       Magazine     Features

Sarnia Y Rapids Swimmers Make Waves at Home Meet
DECEMBER 9,  2011

Forty-two swimmers from the Sarnia Y Rapids Swim Team represented the club as it hosted a regional swim meet. Two Rapids team members, Liam Fogel, 7, and Kaiden Rawson, 9, earned first-place finishes in their age groups – Liam in the 25M butterfly and 25M freestyle and Kaiden in the 100M Individual Medley (IM) and 50M freestyle. Liam also came 2nd in the 25M breaststroke, and Kaiden added 3rd place in the 25M breaststroke in his group, and 4th in the 25M backstroke.

Among other swimmers 7 years old and younger, McKenna Brown, 7, placed 3rd in the 100M IM, and 5th in the 25M freestyle, while Owen Ikert, 7, finished 5th in the 25M butterfly and 25M backstroke, and 6th in the 25M breastroke.

Submitted Photo
Pictured: Top 3 finishers Samantha Bedard, 9, Liam Fogel, 7, Kaiden Rawson, 9,
and Luke Young, 12.  Missing from the photo is McKenna Brown, 7.

Simone Roland, 6, improved her personal best times in most of her events.

Samantha Bedard, 9, faced stiff competition among a large group of 8- and 9-year-old girls, placing 2nd in the 50M freestyle and 4th in the 100M IM and 25M butterfly. Mckenna Jackson, 9, finished 4th in the 25M backstroke, while Ciara Brown, also 9, earned a 5th place finish in that event and 6th in the 100M IM and 25M breaststroke. Among the boys, Jack Biggar, 9, came 5th in the 25M butterfly and 25M breaststroke, and 6th in the 25M backstroke and 50M freestyle. Ayrianna Batson, 8, improved her time in the 25M backstroke, while twins Fiona and Hannah Elliott, also 8, swam in their first competitive meet.

Evelyn Chambers, Erin Lacey, Ella Roland, and Olivia Voisey, all 9, each improved their previous meet times, with Olivia taking more than 15 seconds off her 100M IM result. Owen Chambers, and Nik Mukherjee, both 8, and Adam Ikert, 9, competed in their first meet, while Hayden Scott, 8, placed in the Top 10 in the 50M freestyle and took more than 10 seconds off his best time for the 100 M IM.

In the largest age group, the 10- and 11-year-old girls, Hannah Lacey, 11, finished 5th in the 100M freestyle and 6th in the 100M IM. Abby Allardyce, Ally Core, Rylynn Haney, Nadine Osmon, Nes Tulang, Thomas Cardinal, and Lucas Piazza, all 10, all improved their times in at least one event each. It was the first meet for Keyan Fogel, also 10. It was also the first meet for Meghan Jackson and Brianna Kita, 11, while fellow 11-year-olds Rachel Dalton, Myléna Vallée, Trista Walsh, and Connor Phipps continued to improve their personal best times, with Trista taking 15 seconds off her time in the 100M IM.

Among the 12- and 13-year-olds, Luke Young, 12, earned a 2nd place finish in the 100M backstroke, 4th in the 100M IM, 5th in the 100M breaststroke and 100M freestyle, and 6th in the 50M butterfly, while Hunter Small, 12, came 4th in the 100M breaststroke, 5th in the 100M IM and 50M butterfly, and 6th in the 100M backstroke and 100M freestyle. Zoe Little and Aynsley Persad, both 12, and Francesca Pasqualucci, also 12 and in her first meet, all had strong performances, as did 13-year-olds Magaidh Crossland, and Madison McKinlay.

The Sarnia Y Rapids I team is coached by Sue Athanasopoulos.


Follow Sarniasports on twitter @sarniasports. Get up to the minute news, and live scores

as they happen from local events.






                                                                                                                          © 1999 - 2011 - All rights reserved                                                   About Us       Contact       Jobs