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Pirates Storm Fast Eddies

Posted by Ryan MacDonald at Jul 11, 2019 10:52AM PDT

Last weekend, February 9 & 10, the Pirates raided MacEwan University for the Fast Eddies Sprint Invite! Over twenty Pirates took to the water and raced up a storm—winning 20 events plus two Swiminator Events! William Cosgrove won the 13-14 Mens Swiminator, while Ryan Boll & Brevan Wagner One-Two’d the 15 & older Swiminator. Our Lady Pirates put in strong performances in the Swiminator with Ally McCrimmon and Alisa Fald coming in runner up in each of their age groups.

Rewriting the Record Books—4 Team Records were broken over the weekend! Alisa Fald smashed the 50 & 100 Free records, while Jewel Shewchuk body-slammed the 100 IM and 100 Fly records.

Gold Medal Winners: Ryan Boll won 6 events; William Cosgrove, Alisa Fald, Payton Loon, & Jewel Shewchuk Won 3 events each; and Brevan Wagner won 2 events

Silver & Bronze: Dakota Dotzlaf silvered in 2 events; Kyla Fald, Allyssa McCrimmon, Garrett McCrimmon, & Tegan Smith each took a Silver in a event; Julia Needham & Marley Steeves took a bronze each

New Pirate-A Time performances by William Cosgrove and Brevan Wagner

New Pirate-BB Time performances by Dakota Dotzlaf, Paytoon Loon and Alyssa McCrimmon

New Pirate-B Time performances by Garret McCrimmon, Julia Needham, Katlyn Palmer, and Marley Steeves

Additional Strong and Best Time Performances by Francesca Brown, Elise Cooke, Addison Fossen; Jennifer Genge, Sydney Guertin-Bougerolle, Katlyn Palmer, Noah Vermue, and Sara Vermue

See More Results Here!

Great Swimming Pirates!

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Metro HS Championship

Posted by Ryan MacDonald at Jul 11, 2019 10:50AM PDT

On Wednesday, December 13, 2017, several Parkland, Stony Plain, and Spruce Grove Swimmers got an opportunity to represent their High Schools in the Metro Edmonton High School Athletic Association Championship Swim Meet, which was held at the Kinsmen Pool in Edmonton.

15 year old, Beavan Wagner—representing Spruce Grove Composite High School—WON the 50m backstroke(setting a Metro Record), and placed 4th in the 400m freestyle.
15 year old Jewel Shewchuck—representing Spruce Grove Composite High School—took Silver in the 200m IM, Bronzed in the 50m backstroke, and Bronzed again as a member of the 4×50 Free Relay
16 year old Alisa Fald—representing Memorial Composite High School—brought home Silver in the 100m IM and placed 6th in the 50m Breaststroke.
17 year old Dylan Bacchus—representing Memorial Composite High School—placed 4th in the 50m backstroke and placed 6th in prelims of the 400m freestyle.

It is great to see Pirates representing their High Schools in this activity!


What are Pirate Motivational Times?

AAAA or Faster closely represents the Top 6%
AAA or Faster places a swimmer within the Top 12%
AA or Faster is around the Top 20%
A or Faster is within the Top 30%
BB or Faster is about the Top 45%
B or Faster represents about the Top 52%

Pirate Times are great for goal setting!
It’s another way to track improvement and gain recognition
Each standard can give a swimmer an idea of where they stand within an age group outside of what they see locally.

Free Clinic

Posted by Parkland Pirates Aquatic Club at Jul 4, 2019 11:29AM PDT
The Pirates offer a FREE clinic geared towards giving prospective swimmers an opportunity to see what swimming on Team is like, while developing a lifesaving skill that will last your child a life time.

CLINIC Info, Dates & Time:

SEPTEMBER 3-6 & 9-12 from 5:15 to 6:00 PM @ the Outdoor Stony Plain Pool. However we swim the rest of the year at the TRI in Spruce Grove
Must be able to swim 25m of freestyle or backstroke.

Technical Excellence

Posted by Ryan MacDonald at Jul 1, 2019 9:23PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

Pirates develop a foundation based in great stroke technique!