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Provinciels 2010

posted Mar 22, 2010, 2:17 PM by Mette B Jensen Novais   [ updated Mar 22, 2010, 5:46 PM by Bob Pender ]
Our Club did fantastic at the Ontario Masters Championship the weekend of March 19 to 21.. Our swimmers got 16 gold, 8 silver, 6 bronze medals, 4 fourth, 4 fifth places, a few between fifth tenth places including two Provincials records..Pretty fantastic for a team of 12 swimmers attending..
Janice Gibbs turned out to be like Michael Phelps win after win.. winning individually 5 gold medals and 1 silver medal..
Jackie Hatherley did equally as well winning 5 gold medals and in two of her events setting Provincial records.
Sylvie Trembley, who participated in the Worlds Masters Games in the fall had a great weekend too winning 4 gold medals and 2 bronze medals..(however, I would have liked to see her swimming 50 breast stroke Friday night, as she was the winner last year..someone forgot to register..)
Jennifer Agnew got a silver and a bronze medals, Carrie Head being out of shape (sorry Carrie) doing awesome getting a bronze medal in 100 fly and two silver one on the mixed relay team swimming fly diving in after her husband Don and one on the women's free relay team..
Val, Sonia, Janice and Jennifer won a bronze medal in the IM relay..
Valerie Scott, made sure we all had great treats on our way to London yum thanks Val. On top of that Val surprised and reassured her room mates with earplugs, in case there would be too much noise in the room during the night. Val won the silver medal in 200 m breast stroke..Kate Swift after having been sick swam a very nice 100 m breaststroke and won a silver medal.
On our mens side Don Head did great too winning 2 gold medals, 2 silver and 1 bronze..Michael Laing, Michael Parker, Tom Rebstock did awesome swims too and with Don Head made a great relay team..
However I think that everyone can agree that one of the most exciting swims were the 100m breaststroke in the 50-54 age group category..
Training lane mates Sonia and Val swimming same heat in lane 4 and 5.....This was so exciting to watch as Sonia had the lead more than 3 quarter of the race, Val put on her power and out touched Sonia at the finish line..Shortly thereafter Sonia finished and completed the hardest swim, I think for a swimmer, 200 m butterfly again a very close race for her. She got out touched at the finish line this time for a bronze medal.. But I am sure completing the 200 m fly is worth 5 gold medals. Correct me if I am wrong but no one in our club have ever completed a 200 m butterfly at a meet.
As you all can read it is great fun being at a meet next year the Provincials will be in Ottawa and Nationals in Montreal.. I hope a lot more will plan to go to at least one of these champion ships..
In the pictures Val and Janice with some of the harvest..Kate, Michael L and Don and a smiling provincial record holder Jackie Hatherley..
 
See you at the pool
Coach Mette

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Bob Pender,
Mar 22, 2010, 2:19 PM
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Bob Pender,
Mar 22, 2010, 2:19 PM
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Bob Pender,
Mar 22, 2010, 2:19 PM
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