It is hard to believe that we have already completed weeks 4 and 5 of our regular season. The summer is whizzing by!
Dolphins swimmers have been swimming fast so far this summer keeping us undefeated so far. On July 17 we met Lakeshore Pool where we won 545 to 471. Then at Valois Pool, we fought hard in a very close match-up to break their undefeated streak with a score of 532-512, our relay performances clinching the win.
Please sign up to our next meet by midnight. The meet will take place here in Westmount against our friends and rivals from Montreal West (MWAC). We hope every available swimmer will participate so that we can maintain our winning streak! As hosts, we will also need to provide hospitality and the majority of the volunteers and officials on deck so we ask all parents of swimmers to offer their time to help out. SIGN UP SWIMMERS OR VOLUNTEERS HERE.
Water Polo: Saturday, July 27 we competed in the Bantam Water Polo tournament hosted by Beaconsfield Heights Pool at their pool and at Windermere. We had 16 players participate, the most ever for our team in a tournament and it was a lot of fun. We lost two and won two and the wins in the middle of the tournament allowed us to advance further than we have ever done before! The loss at the end was unfortunate but Coach Laurée was very proud of the team and their accomplishments this season!
Diving: The Novice Divers’ Meet will be taking place on Monday, July 29 and we have one diver participating: Diego Garcia Acevedo. Wish him best of luck!
Artistic Swimming: Routines are progressing apace and the girls are putting together the finishing touches in advance of the Summer Swimmers’ Meet on Thursday August 8 where most of them will be competing.
Go Dolphins Go!
The second and third weeks of the regular season have come and gone in a flash!
There were lots of things happening so here is a chance to recap:
Swim Meet vs Hudson Yacht Club July 3: Under clear skies and no weather delays we received the team from Hudson Yacht Club and managed our second big win: 573 to 479. It was a fun meet and we also had a few very fast swims that qualified to our record board. In fact, the first meet had even more records topple than the first meet. Have a look at the record board to see the latest updates.
See below this long list of Dolphins who toppled records during the first meet versus CAVIP:
Seamus Smalley, 9-10 boys free, new 2nd place, 35.12
Gabrielle Beasse, 11-12 girls free, new 1st place, 28.56
Christopher Alipio, 11-12 boys free, new 1st place, 28.00
Ronnie Hartal, 11-12 boys free, new 2nd place, 29.34
Temuun Uyanga, 11-12 boys free, new 3rd place, 30.09
Ainsley McMurray, 15 and over girls free, new 1st place, 27.35
Ethan Kreuzer, 15 and over boys free, new 3rd place, 25.15
Alice Zha, 11-12 girls breast, new 1st place, 38.09
Andrew Xie, 13-14 boys back, tie 2nd place, 31.03
Ethan Kreuzer, 15 and over boys back, new 2nd place, 28.72
Kieran Smalley, 8 and under boys fly, new 2nd place, 21.15
Seamus Smalley, 9-10 boys fly, new 3rd place, 17.37
Gabrielle Beasse, 11-12 girls fly, new 1st place, 32.54
Christopher Alipio, 11-12 boys fly, new 1st place, 30.81
V.Hall, A. Zha, A. Seirafi, G. Beasse, 11-12 girls relay, new 1st place, 2:03.02
C. Alipio, A. Yang, T. Uyanga, R. Hartal, 11-12 boys relay, new 1st place, 2:04.46
Congrats to the girls who broke records at the second meet versus HYC:
Alice Zha, 11-12 girls breast, new 1st place, 37.62
Alice Zha, 11-12 girls back, new 3rd place 36.40
Gabrielle Béasse, 11-12 girls fly, new 1st place, 32.44
Swim Meet July 10 at BEAU: We met Beaurepaire on their home turf on July 10 and squeaked out a win with a nail-biter of a competition against a fun rival: 534 to 522. We will see if there were any record swims and will update you in a future blog post if there were any.
A reminder to Swim Team parents: the next two meets (July 17 and 24) are away meets. While we are not hosting, we are required by the league to bring 9 timers and 5 senior officials so we still need volunteers at away meets. We have had a bit of struggle assembling volunteers for the meet July 10, so we hope that you will answer the call for the next two meets: if we don’t have timers, it is difficult to run a fair and fun competition. The kids are counting on you!
Water Polo: We fielded a mixed team to play in the Summer Water Polo Players Tournament hosted by Valois Pool of Pointe-Claire. The boys and girls were in the 14 and younger category and got to play two matches. The suffered a big loss in the first round but in the second round they managed to tie the game and unfortunately lost in a shoot-out. Despite the losses they had a good time. Sign up has begun for the Atom 10 and under tournament taking place on July 20 and hosted by Windermere Pool of Beaconsfield.
Artistic Swimming: Routines are progressing at a rapid pace and our “synchro” team is full this season! Swimsuits have been ordered and we are excited to see what the 5 different routines will look like in the end.
Diving: Our diving team is small this season and they have been working hard and having fun. They can begin signing up for the Novice Divers’ Meet scheduled for Monday, July 29 at Lakeside Pool in Pointe-Claire. But before that, we would like to have a fun meet at our own pool on Thursday July 25 during the regular practice. Parents that would like to learn more about diving and are available during the day are welcome to come and help out at the meet doing various tasks.
We look forward to reading about more Dolphins exploits in upcoming Blog posts.
Go Dolphins Go!