HUNTSVILLE - Twenty-four members of the Huntsville-based Rocky Island Swim and Tri Club competed in the annual Spring Long Course (50-metre pool) Invitational Swim Meet at the University of Ottawa on April 28 to 29 and took the opportunity to explore the great adventures offered at the Museum of Civilization.
The swimmers knocked an accumulated 327 seconds off their performance times, achieved over 82 per cent in personal best times, set four new long course club records, had 51 top-10 finishes and qualified another swimmer for Ontario Junior Provincials.
New club records were set by Ally Goldring (10 and under girls’ 200-metre breaststroke; 3:34.87), Paige Smith (10 and under girls’ 50-metre backstroke; 45.68), Kyoka Stone (11-12 girls’ 200-metre butterfly; 3:10.75) and Justin Helie-Masters (15 and over boys 50-metre breaststroke; 36.51).
The Fin Award for most overall time reduction went to Mitchell Cox (42.6 seconds) with runners-up Samantha Goldring (40.2), Alicia McLinden (38.5) and Nathan Stafford (34.2).
The performance award of the meet went to Helie-Masters who earned one gold, two silver and two bronze medals in the boys 17 and over age group. Other top performers were Mark Cox, who earned one each of gold and silver as well as two bronze medals; Stone, who qualified for Junior Long Course Provincials in both the 100- and 200-metre butterfly; and Sam Goldring, qualifying for junior provincials in the 400-metre individual medley.
Other meet highlights included:
Lara Armstrong – Ontario E standard in 50-metre freestyle; Huronia long course standard in 50-metre backstroke;
Tegan Campbell – 4.7 seconds off 100-metre butterfly; provincial D time 50-metre freestyle;
Mark Cox – D time in 50-metre freestyle; E time in 100-metre freestyle;
Mitchell Cox – 28-second reduction in his 200-metre freestyle; Ontario C time in 50-metre freestyle;
Sheerise Dube – 5.4-second drop 200-metre individual medley in C time; B time in 50-metre freestyle;
Celeste Dupuis – 5.7 seconds off 50-metre freestyle earning E time; 7.1 second drop in 50-metre breaststroke;
Caitlyn Gill – 14.7-second improvement in 200-metre freestyle; D and Huronia standard in 50-metre freestyle;
Ally Goldring – gold medal and A time 100-metre breaststroke; 15.3-second drop and silver medal 200-metre breaststroke;
Samantha Goldring – 19.7-second drop 200-metre freestyle in A time; bronze medals 50-metre butterfly and 100-metre breaststroke;
Alex Griffiths – bronze medals in both 50- and 400-metre freestyle;
Nathan Griffiths – gold medal 100-metre butterfly; bronze medals 50- and 400-metre freestyle;
Justin Helie- Masters – Ontario A time 100-metre freestyle; B standard in 100-metre breaststroke;
Ainsley Herr – 12.1 second drop 50-metre butterfly; five seconds off and D standard in 200-metre freestyle;
Avery Herr – Ontario E’ time in 200-metre freestyle; Huronia standard in 50-metre butterfly;
Alicia McLinden – 15.5-second improvement and D time in 200-metre freestyle; fourth-place finish in 50-metre butterfly;
Brooke Morton – Provincial E time in 50-metre freestyle; 100 per cent personal best times;
Kelsi Murdy – 6.3-second drop in 200-metre individual medley; Ontario E times in both 50-metre freestyle and 100-metre backstroke;
Theo Pinckard – provincial E standard in 50-metre freestyle; seventh-place finish 50-metre breaststroke;
Sabrina Schaly – 3.7-second improvement and C time in 200-metre freestyle; D standard in 200-metre backstroke;
Fiona Shearing – 100 per cent personal best times; first-ever long-course meet;
Paige Smith – bronze medal in 50-metre backstroke; D times in both 100-metre breaststroke and backstroke;
Taylor Smith – sixth-place finish 50-metre backstroke; first long-course competition;
Nathan Stafford – 30.6-second improvement and D time in 200-metre freestyle; C time in 200-metre individual medley;
Kyoka Stone – 10.3 seconds off and B time in 400-metre freestyle; gold and silver medals respectively in 100- and 200-metre butterfly.