The weekend leading up to it saw our Bantam Water Polo team in competition at various pools around the ALPS community starting at Dixie and moving on to Viking pool. We suffered two losses but had a lot of fun! We hope to continue to improve and talks have begun with Riverside Pool, who also has a fledgling water polo program, to work together to improve. This could present some exciting opportunities for Westmount Water Polo for next season! We invite our water polo players to sit back and enjoy the rest of their water polo season with lots of fun and games each day. Go Dolphins Water Polo!
Sunday, our divers also headed out to Dixie Pool, where they managed a win for the Dolphins! We are so proud of our divers! The next day, some of our divers headed off the island of Montreal to Pincourt, to the furthest reaches of ALPS to compete in the Novice Divers meet. They gave it their all and showed they have a lot of potential. Our divers will face their final dual meet this Sunday August 6 at Baie D'urfé Pool. They will have a break on August 13 and our divers who will have received a first, second or third place finish at no less than three competitions this season, will be invited to dive at Finals on August 20. Go Dolphins Divers!
Wednesday was Swim Meet night and we were ready to face Windermere Pool. Things got off to a wet start when warm-up concluded and thunder announced a torrent of rain that soaked everyone that was not quick enough to run into the WRC. When the requisite 30 minutes from the last boom were over, we scrambled to get our competition through because the skies were looking very alarming. As backstroke commenced and we completed event number 24 (nearly the exact halfway mark of the meet) the skies turned into an electric light show and we were forced to clear the deck for safety's sake. Lightning warranted a longer delay (45 minutes) and it did not abate. Windermere offered to call the meet based on the score at the end of event 24 which gave us a win of 288 points to their 238 points. Those who did not yet get to swim were disappointed, but no one seemed too upset to arrive at Dairy Queen earlier! Yeoni Rhee and Zoe Immer can be proud of their record-setting swims in 13-14 girls freestyle: a tied time of 28.68 with a judges' decision for first and second place respectively, and a new first place record for the team! We look forward to meeting CAVIP next Wednesday and meeting all of our Section A friends on August 12 for Section A Finals.
A word about Sections A Finals. This meet will take place on Saturday August 12 at CAVIP pool (Ile Perrot). We cannot bring all of our swimmers to this meet. The league asks that we bring the fastest two swimmers in each individual event who are available on the day, and the fastest four available free-stylers for the relay for Sections. They will be competing for a chance to swim at Finals, which will take place on Saturday August 19. Individual events at finals will be selected based on the fastest 18 swimmers across the three Sections (A, B & C) based solely on the times they will swim on August 12. Our relays for August 19 will be based on the fastest 4 freestyle swimmers from our team, for each age group who will be available to swim on that day (not necessarily the same 4 swimmers who will compete on August 12). We will update the team as to who the Sections team will be for 2017 as soon as those who have been invited have RSVP'd. We look forward to doing very well at Sections based on your performances all summer long! Go Dolphins Swimmers!
Finally, we wanted to let you know that our Synchro Team are putting the finishing touches on their routines and have received their fabulous suits from Australia! They are hard a work and will be having some extra practices next week. The synchro coaches will keep you informed. Their first big meet, the Summer Synchro Meet, will take place on August 10. Go Dolphins Synchro!
All in all, there has been a lot of excitement this week, and as the season begins to wind down with all the big meets, it will only get more exciting! Mark this date on your calendars: August 20 at 6pm for our end of season Pot-Luck Banquet! More details to follow!
Go Dolphins Go!