2013 Wavemaker Swim Meet Makes a Splash at Commonwealth

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Written by Kelly Miller-Gerlach (ISN) Results by Rod Barratt

April 27, 2013, Victoria, BC (ISN) – As the excitement began to mount and the swimmers took their mark, parents, coaches and fellow competitors were cheering on the sidelines at the 2013 Wavemaker Meet at the Commonwealth in Victoria today. 

Swimmers from Campbell River, Comox, Courtenay, Ladysmith, Chemainus, Nanaimo, Qualicum Beach, Parksville, Port Alberni and, Victoria are all competing for a chance to qualify for the upcoming Vancouver Island Regional Championships.  Swimmers will also have a chance to qualify for the BC AA and BC AAA Championships.

Hard work, dedication and months of training all come down to a matter of 1/100 of a second which can make all the difference to a competitive swimmer.  It is all about timing when you are in the pool, from your entry off the blocks, to the number of breaths, the number of strokes as well as your turn and push off the wall.  All of these components put together will ultimately decide who will reach the podium.

Congratulations to all of the competitors who competed today at the 2013 Wavemaker Meet hosted by Pacific Coast Swimming.

April 27, 2013 — Rod Barratt

The evening began very sucessfully for PCS with 400 Freestyle relay

10 and U girls 3rd, 11-12 girls 2nd, 13-14 girls first and 15 and O girls 3rd

10 and U boys 2nd, 13-14 boys 2nd and 15 and O boys 3rd

The 13-14 Girls team came close to the club and provincial record…next time

200 IM

11-12 girls Sophie Tarrant 2nd, Jessica Luo 7th

13-14 girls Jordan Andrusak first, placing her 2nd in Canada so far this year. Lauren Crisp 2nd, Molly Gowans 6th – all in best times

15 and O Girls – Hanna Carter 2nd also a best

10 and U boys Michael Schmidt 2nd, Darius Morrison 4th

15 and O boys Jackson Sinclair 2nd with big drop in time, Justin Howe 3rd, Raymond Chou 4th, David Sikli 5th

50 Br

11 Girls Jessica Luo 7th

12 Girls Sophie Tarrant 1st with huge best, Lia Lancaster 2nd

13-14 Girls Emma Carter 3rd just over the Age Group national time, Victoria von Sacken Nash 7th, Tabbitha Zammit 8th

15 and O Riley Tesch 4th

10 and U boys Michael Schmidt 1st with new Club Record! Darius Morrison 3rd, Christian Turpin 4th

11-12 Boys Ben Gyorkos 7th

13-14 boys Shawn Gill 4th, Sion Lambrechts 6th, Damon Pullan 7th

15 and O boys David Sikli 1st, Raymond Chou 3rd

200 Back

10 and U girls Skyla 4th

11-12 Erin Jennings 4th

13-14 Girls Lauren Crisp 1st, Molly Gowans 3rd, Anya Pasemko 8th

15 and O girls Vicky Mock 3rd

10 and U boys Keir Ogilvie 2nd

11-12 Boys Nathan Howe 2nd

15 and O Boys Jackson Sinclair 3rd, Justin Howe 5th

100 Free

11 Girls Jessica Luo 3rd

12 Girls Sophie Tarrant 1st, Lia Lancaster 3rd, Fionnuala McKenna 4th

13-14 Girls Rachel Sawchuk 2nd and qualifying in her first event for Age Group Nationals!, Jordan Andrusak 4th

15 and O Girls 2nd

10 and U boys Keir Ogilvie 3rd, Darius Morrison 4th, Christian Turpin 8th

11-12 Nathan Howe 6th, Ben Gyorkos 8th

15 and Over Raymond Chou 6th, David Sikli 8th

800 Free

13-14 GIrls Molly Gowans 2nd

13-14 Boys Shaun GIll 1st, Shubeg Nijter 2nd

1500 Free

13-14 Girls Rachel Sawchuk 2nd, Anna Letkeman 3rd both very close to the Age Group national Times

15 and O girls Vicky Mock 1st earning her first Senior National Time standard, Hanna Carter 2nd

11-12 Boys Nathan Howe 2nd

15 and O Boys Jackson Sinclair 1st.