Whitehorse Glacier Bears BC AA LC Championships Report

Jun 25, 2014

BC AA LC report (20th– 22nd June 2014)

Summer AA LC championships went very well. 5 Swimmers qualified and between 3 of them, we brought back 10 medals and plenty of finals. Best times were smashed by few seconds on every shorter race and close to a minute in any longer events. Great meet for everybody.

Megan Pennington barely qualified for this meet, but by the end of this weekend she was the one of medals collectors, like a queen of the pool. Any race she swam was faster and faster. Megan qualified for AAA championships, which will take place in Victoria. Great improvement during the year.

Alex Petriw qualified for AAA.

12 years old Hannah Kingscott also showed her potential and also qualified for AAA swim championships. Her under water fly kick off the walls was bringing her ahead other finalists and for sure brought her on a leading position after the wall on her 100 fly.  This girl has a under water power like a dolphin. If she keeps working on it, she will be very dangerous on the turns.

Dannica Nelson and Emily Crist also did a good job. Emily qualified for her first ever A final at AA championships. She was very exited for her 50 free and also used her under water power and improved her times even more. Emily has the best turns in the club by now, and we could see how much she gains off the walls compared to other girls from the Province during her 400 free race.

Dannica , the most experience swimmer from our team at AA, was a great support for younger friends. She had a good 100free where we could see how powerful she can be. She has a lot of strength.

Friday

200 IM- A final Hannah Kingscote , 4th place (went into the final 8th)

50 Free- A final Meghan Pennington 3rd place

50 Free A final Emily Crist 6th place

100 Back- A final Meghan Pennington 7th place

100 Back- A final Hannah Kingscote 3rd place

100 Back- A final Alex Petriw 5th place

Friday summary: 6x A final with 2 bronze medals

Saturday

100 Free- A final Meghan Pennington 5th place

100 Free- B final Dannica Nelson 10th place

100 Free- B final Emily Crist 12th place

100 Free- A final Alex Petriw 2nd place

200 Breast- B final Dannica Nelson 12th place

100 Fly- A final Hannah Kingscote 1st place

400 Free- A final Meghan Pennington 2nd place

400 Free- B final Emily Crist 16th place

400 Free- A final Alex Petriw 1st place

Saturday summary: 9 finals with 2 gold and 2 silver medals

Sunday

200 Free- A final Meghan Pennington 2nd place

200 Free- B final Dannica Nelson 14th place

200 Free- B final Emily Crist 16th place

200 Free- A final Alex Petriw 1st place

100 Breast- B final Dannica Nelson 14th place

200 Back- A final Meghan Pennington 2nd place

200 Back- A final Hannah Kingscote 2nd place

200 Back- A final Alex Petriw 7th place

400 IM- B final Hannah Kingscote 14th place

Sunday summary: 9 finals with 1 gold, 3 silver

Overall

3 gold

5 silver

2 bronze

16 A finals

8 B finals.

Club records:

Hannah Kingscote; (11-12 yrs)
50 Back 36.81 (in the 100 back)
100 Back 1:15.06
200 Back 2:41.34

Alex Petriw; (11-12 yrs)
400 Free 5:41.65
800 Free 12.09.63