Canmore Pentathlon Results

Ani, Kai and Neo were crowned Pentathlon champions at the 2017 Canmore Pentathlon on the weekend. The scoring format adds up swimmers’ times from 5 events, the 100 IM and 50s of each stroke (25s for 10&U).  Swimmers with the fastest overall times win the Pentathlon for their age group.

Full scoring for the Pentathlon here: https://riptides.ca/meets/canmore-pentathlon

Full results: https://riptides.ca/swimmers/results/

 

Coach Tom’s report:

Great weekend for the Riptides both young and old, a big thank you to all the parents who volunteered at the meet, they do not run without you and a big thank you to our sponsors in Subway and Good Earth for the food and beverage donations. 

Well done to my squads who showed some great demonstrations of the techniques we have been working on at the start of the year. It takes focus and concentration to put them into practice in races and I was really pleased to see so many of the swimmers thinking about this. As well as some early speed and some great times across the board from all the swimmers.

15 Club records went down over the weekend, with 3 overall Pentathlon winners. Great start all, keep up the work in training and in the gym, it will pay off! We move on towards Cascade Speed Meet for qualifiers and then onto KSC Invitational for all. Thank you for all your support.

Coach Alex’s report:

What a fantastic weekend! I am so proud of everyone who swam this weekend. We all achieved personal best’s (PB’s) in at least 1 event if not all events. We also had some first-time winter competitors such as Maddie, Parker, Heather, Finlay and Spencer. You did amazing at your first meet! We had Ella who achieved her 50 FR and BK as well as her 100 FR  Provincials standard for girls 10 and under! Wow!

What I was looking for specifically in this meet was:
  1. 1 – FUN!
  2. 2 – Our ‘little things’ as we call, such as streamlines and breakouts.
  3. 3 – KICK!

We did very well on all points, but my novice groups know that more kick is on the way 😉 This month we will be working a lot on our flip turns and breakouts, more fine tuning to be done. Today they were looking very good!

Notable new records:

Girls 12 – 50 breast – Jaime 40.44 – Brea Peterson 41.37 (2010)
Boys Open – 100 IM – Neo 1:04.78 – Jason Evans 1:04.87 (2010)
Boys Open 200 free relay – David, Neo, Sam, Riley 1:49.12 – Riptides 1:52.17 (2017)
Boys Open 200 medley relay – Neo, David, Sam, Riley 2:05.31 – Riptides 2:10.63 (2009) Simon Cuell, Jason Evans, Nolan Hunter, Arash Hariri

 

 

Canmore Pentathlon Results

Jeremy raced to first in the 100 IM and won the 11-12 boys Pentathlon.

Jeremy raced to first in the 100 IM and won the 11-12 boys Pentathlon.

Anthony, Jeremy, Chantal and Neo were crowned Pentathlon champions at the 2016 Canmore Pentathlon on the weekend. The scoring format adds up swimmers’ times from 5 events, the 100 IM and 50s of each stroke (25s for 10&U).  Swimmers with the fastest overall times win the Pentathlon for their age group.

Full scoring results for the Pentathlon are available here: https://riptides.ca/meets/canmore-pentathlon

Neo led the boys with three new club records, four gold and a silver, and PBs in all of his events. In the 50 fly, both Neo and Sam went under the old club record of 29.01, with Neo just out touching Sam for the win and the record.

Chantal led the girls winning 3 gold and a silver and she broke Coach Alex’s 50 breast record from 2008.

Anthony had PBs in all of his races and won 4 gold and a silver.

Jeremy won gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze with PBs in all of his races.

Natalie – 3 gold and 5 PBs; second in the Pentathlon

Sam – won gold, 3 silver and a bronze with 4 PBs; second in the Pentathlon

Kai – one gold, 4 silver, 4 PBs and second in the Pentathlon

Anjah – 3 silver, 2 bronze and 100% PBs; second in the Pentathlon

Bryn – 2 silver, 3 bronze and 4 PBs; third in the Pentathlon

Avi – 3 bronze and PBs in all races; third in the Pentathlon

Ian – 5 PBs and bronze in 25 fly

Zephan – 4 PBs

Pierre – bronze in 50 back and PBs in all races

Andrew – 5 PBs

Joshua and Will – 3 PBs each

Miles – 2 silver in his first meet!

Keith – 2 gold in his first meet!

Riley – 3 bronze and a silver with 3 PBs; third in the Pentathlon

Peter – bronze, 4 fourth place finishes and 4 PBs

Sydney S. – gold, bronze and 5 PBs

Emily, Chloe, Skye and Sydney M. – 4 PBs each

Ella – 5 PBs and a silver

Ruby, Isabelle, Keira and Renee – 3 PBs each

Kahlen, Josephine, Shallis, Jaime and Jordan – PBs in all races

Kiana – 2 bronze and 2 PBs; third in the Pentathlon

New records:

Boys 15&O 50 free – Neo 25.59 – Jason Evans 25.60 (2010)

Boys 15&O 50 fly – Neo 28.13 – Jason Evans 29.01 (2009)

Boys 15&O 50 back – Neo 30.04 – Neo Gleason 30.25 (2015)

Girls 15&O 50 breast – Chantal 38.92 – Alex Pasemko 39.68 (2008)

Boys 10&U 25 free – Kai 17.51 – Kai Namba 17.93 (2016)

Boys 10&U 25 breast – Kai 22.17 – Kai Namba 22.25 (2016)

Sam powered to 1st in the 50 breast in his first meet as a Riptide.

Sam powered to 1st in the 50 breast in his first meet as a Riptide.

More photos on Flickr.

Subway Rockies Pentathlon Results

Aydan 100 IM

Last weekend the Riptides hosted their first meet of the season with 150 swimmers from the Cochrane Comets, Killarney Swim Club, Glencoe Gators, Cranbrook Tritons, Columbia Valley Otters, and the host club. The meet featured a variety of events, but in order to compete for medals in the Pentathlon, 11 & over swimmers had to enter the 100 IM, 50 fly, back, breast and free, while 10 & under swimmers had to enter the 100 IM, 25 fly, back, breast and free.

Highlights of the meet:

Seven Riptides won the Pentathlon in their age category – Kai, Joanna, Avi, Domenic, Emiko, Avery, Alex and Neo.  Alex was the only Riptide to win every event that he entered!

3 new club records:

100 IM – Neo’s 1:10.07 breaks Jason Evans’ 1:11.68 13-14 record

25 breast – Kai’s 27.49 breaks Magnus’ 28.35 10&U record

25 breast – Joanna’s 25.28 breaks Avi’s 27.00 10&U record

 

New Alberta Age Group Trials qualifier: Jeremy in 100 IM

New “A” time – Emiko in 50 free

New “B” times – Avi, Alex, Emiko and Sean

Most improved – Aydan dropped a total of 40 seconds from her 5 events

Biggest drops – In 100 IM Sean and Maja took off 27 and 26 seconds respectively

Subway Rockies Invitational 2013

100 Free Start - Nick & Neo

100 Free start – Nick & Neo

On October 26 the Riptides hosted the 3rd annual Subway Rockies Invitational, the first for the club in Canmore’s new 8 lane pool at Elevation Place.  Thirty Riptides raced against 140 swimmers from the Cochrane Comets, Cranbrook Tritons, Columbia Valley Otters, Glencoe Gators and Calgary’s Cascade Swim Club.

Although it was only the first meet of the season, many swimmers still achieved personal bests and broke club records. The team of Avery, Maja, Emiko and newcomer Rachel Olsen smashed the club record in the Girls 11&12 200 freestyle relay with a time of 2:15.65, sixteen seconds faster than the old record just set last spring.

Emily set a new record in the Girls 10&U 25 butterfly, swimming 19.53 and earning first place in the event.  She also finished first in the 25 free.

Domenic took a second off the club record in the Boys 10&U 25 back, winning first place in the event. He also finished first in the 25 free and came within a tenth of a second of the record. Domenic added a 2nd and two 3rd place finishes at the meet.

Alex won the top Age Group Aggregate medal for the 12 year old boys with two 1st and one each of 2nd, 3rd and 4th place finishes.

New Riptide, Riley Toohey, came over from the Coho summer club and had a great first meet with two 1st, one 2nd, and one 3rd place finish. He also went sub 30 in the anchor leg of the boys 200 free relay helping the team of Neo, Nick and Sean to a 2nd place finish.

Other top swimmers were Avi and Neo with two 1st and three 2nd place finishes each.

Thanks for the support from Subway Canmore and the tasty sandwiches and cookies that were provided for the officials and coaches!