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Our Pirates displayed great racing skills at the Alberta Northern Provincial Meet, held over the June 15 to 17 weekend at the Kinsmen. Our swimmers put in their best efforts and noticabily managed to get their hand to wall to win the close racing battles!
Pirates on the Podium
William Cosgrove GOLD in the 200 Butterfly (with a NEW Team 15 & Over Record), 800 Free (New BB Time), & 100 Butterfly; SILVER in the 200 Freestyle; BRONZE in the 400 Freestyle; also placed 6th in the 50 Butterfly; 7th in the 100 Freestyle; and 9th in the 500 freestyle.
Aspyn Curry-Punk BRONZE in the 100 Butterfly; also placed 5th 200 IM; 7th 50 Butterfly (New BB Time); 8th 200 Breast; and 10th 100 Back
Jewel Shewchuk GOLD in the 400 IM (New Team 15 & Over Record & AA Time); BRONZE 200 Butterfly; also placed 4th 50 Back; and 9th 50 Breast
Dillan Evancusky SILVER in the 50 Back; also placed 4th 100 Back; 5th 200 Back & 200 IM; 6th 200 Free; and 8th in the 50 Butterfly
Top-10 Pirate Finishers
Finn Crowe 4th 800 Freestyle (New A Time)
Dakota Dotzlaf 4th 50 Back; 6th 100 Back; 8th in the 100 & 200 Free; & 10th 200 IM
Tegan Smith 10th 200 Breaststroke
Noah Vermue 10th 200 Breaststroke
According to Swim Alberta’s meet statistics, 74% of Pirate performances where best times and the meet averaged 59%. In the Southern meet the average was 50%. Outside of two teams with one swimmer at the meet, PPAC had the highest improvement percentage in the Province!
FAST Happens HERE—in Parkland!
Last weekends Mayflower meet hosted by the Sherwood Park Swim Club, at the Peter Hemingway Fitness and Leisure Center in Edmonton, proved to be a FUN challenge.
For most Pirates, this meet was their first racing experience in a long course (50m) pool!
They all did great!
For those who had raced long course before saw a lot of sizable time improvements from last long course season—last year! A few worth mentioning: 14 second drop in the 200 IM by William Cosgrove; 12 second drop in the 100 fly by Aspyn Curry-Punk; 27 second drop in the 100 back by Addison Fossen; 24 second drop in the 200 Free by Tegan Smith; and last but certainly not least, a 29 second drop in the 100 breast by Jadyn Svenningsen!
On the Podium
Ryan Boll Won Eight Events
Brevan Wagner Won Eight Events
Aspen Curry-Punk Won the 100 Fly
William Cosgrove took 2nd in 7 events; 3rd in two
Jadyn Svenningsen took 2nd in the 200 Free
Dakota Dotzlaf took 2nd on the 100 Backstroke
Dillan Evancusky Won the 100 Back; took 2nd in the 100 Breast & 3rd in the 400 Free
Tegan Smith placed 3rd in the 200 Free & 100 Breast
New Pirate A Times
William Cosgrove—200 IM & 100 free
Brevan Wagner—100 free
New Pirate BB Times
Aspen Curry-Punk—100 fly
Tegan Smith—200 free, 50 fly, 50 back, 100 breast, 50 breast, and 50 free
Jadyn Svenningsen—200 free, 100 free, & 50 free
New Pirate B Times
Addison Fossen—50 back
Swimmers that achieved a personal best time or first time performances by
Great Racing Pirate swimmers!
Swim Canada’s, Canadian Western Championships was held over April 12-15 at the Saanich Common Wealth Place in Victoria, BC. The swim meet was composed of 542 athletes, 71 swim teams of the 135 swim teams in Western Canada. The Parkland Pirates were represented by 2 qualified swimmers, Ryan Boll & Jewel Shewchuk, who both placed in the top 16, which allowed the Pirates to score. The Pirates finished the champions in 47th place over all—fourth highest among teams in the Edmonton Metro Area. Ryan Boll, who qualified in one event—the 50m Butterfly—gave strong best time performance in prelims, which rocketed him from a low seeded position into finals, where Ryan gave a faster performance of 26.74 seconds that allowed him to finish 15th over all.
Jewel Shewchuk qualified in two events—the 800m Freestyle and the 1500m Freestyle. In the 800m Freestyle Jewel was able to improve by 9.88 seconds to send her up the rankings from 59th to 23rd. Three days later Jewel raced in the 1500m freestyle where her time of 18:30.48 put her into scoring position with a twelfth place finish!
Great Swimming Pirates!!!
Great meet last Saturday! Many of our 11 and under swimmers traveled to St. Albert’s Fountain Park Pool. Our lil’ Pirate Racers performed well and gained racing experience!
On the Podium
Elise Cooke won the 25 Breast; 2nd 25 free
Aspyn Curry-Punk won the 50 free; 2nd in the 50 & 100 Fly
Tegan Smith won the 200 IM
Noah Vermue won the 50 Breast; 2nd in 50 free
Finished in the Top-8
Dax Curry-Punk in 3 events
Sara Vermue in 3 events
New Pirate BB Times
Tegan Smith 50 Fly
New Pirate B Times
Noah Vermue 50 Breast
Sara Vermue 50 Breast and 100 Breast
Swimmers that achieved a personal best time or had a great performance
Alberta Spring Championships was held over March 16-19 at the Kinsmen Pool in Edmonton.
The Pirates sent 3 qualified swimmers to the meet, where all 3 swimmers made it to finals—placing in the top 2 heats.
In the opening event, Jewel Shewchuk started the Pirates off with a strong 1500 Freestyle, placing 6th in the 15 and older girls.
On Day 2—Jewel Shewchuk made finals and placed 14th 200 Fly—with a new team record of 2:59.9. Brevan Wagner made finals and placed 19th boys 14-15 100 Backstroke!
In Day 3—Ryan Boll made finals in the 16 and Older boys 50 Backstroke—finishing 16th with a new team record time of 30.01! Brevan Wagner made finals in 2 events, finishing 8th in the 14-15 Boys 50 Backstroke and placing 13th in the 100 Butterfly!
On the last day of Spring Champs, Ryan Boll finished in 9th place during his A-final performance in the 50 Butterfly. His performance lowered the team record to 27.08—a new Western Cut. Jewel Shewchuk finished 11th in the 800 Freestyle with a new team record performance—lowering Anna Stuarts time of 12:40.3 down to 9:56.26!
Newly achieved Pirate A times by Brevan Wagner in the 100 backstroke
This meet provided to be an exciting start to the Long Course Season!
Way to Go Pirates!