Whitehorse Glacier Bears 2014 SwimBC AAA LC Championships report, July 3-6, Victoria:
It was a very busy meet with over 700 athletes, and the Whitehorse Glacier Bears had 3 swimmers: Brooklyn Massie and the Lindsay sisters, Cassis and Rennes. The Lindsay sisters won 5 medals: 3 bronze for the younger sister and 2 silver for the older sister!
Rennes Lindsay, 11 years old, brought home 3 medals. Rennes won bronze in her 800 Free final, holding a very even pace and–just about an hour later–came 4th in the 200 Free, improving her best times in both events. She proved that she had a lot of will.
She also won bronze in the 50 Free during the second day of the Championships. Finishing 4th in the 200 Fly on the same day, Rennes made the National Age Group time and she also broke the club record by 13 seconds!
The third day brought the third bronze medal for Lindsay, this time in the 100 Free.
On the last day, Rennes placed 5th in the 400 IM, but the standard of young girls was high and the top 5 girls made National Age Group times. A few minutes later, Rennes placed 4th in the 100 Fly.
Brooklyn Massie was a little unlucky this season, with a broken wrist on the way to our most important meet. But 11-year-old “Brook” definitely proved that she was listening very well during practice. She learned how to pace herself, and when to attack during long races. Her 400 Free and 800 Free events were very well paced and she showed a lot of potential!
Cassis Lindsay’s best event was on the second day, as she won silver in the 50 Free. On the third day she swam 200 Back and came 8th among 12-13 year-olds. She also won silver in the 100 Free. “Cass” can definitely be fast! There is one more swim meet for her: the National Age Group Championships at the end of July and she is looking forward to it. This will be Cassis’ first experience at the National level.