Brock Niagara Swimmers Make Waves at Provincial Festival Swim Meet
Three of Brock Niagara Swim Clubís finest, competed amongst some of the best. Swimmers from across the province gathered at The Wayne Gretsky Sports Centre in Brantford February 15-16, to fight it out for top honours.
Peyton Kipp (10 years from Niagara Falls), Paje Brennan (11 years from Niagara Falls) and Lea Formicuccia (11 years from St Catharines) met the qualifying times that allowed them to participate in this prominent event.
The triumphant threesome train together at the Brock pool and all excel at breaststroke.
Peyton Kipp dominated the 10 and under breaststroke events, taking the Gold medal in the 50 metre and 100 metre races.
Lea Formicuccia finished in an exciting fourth place in both the 100 and 200 metre breaststroke events and Paje Brennan put up a good fight, finishing just off her personal best times.
These young swimmers are on their way to doing great things!
Another Brock Niagara Swimmer Makes The Cut!
Congratulation to Kai Balogh on swimming an amazing 200 backstroke race at Western Ontario Regional Championship in Windsor last weekend. With this personal best time, Kai took the bronze medal and has qualified to swim at Ontario Age Group Provincials in London Feb 27-March 2, 2014.
Brock now has 3 swimmers heading to Age Group Provincials and 3 swimmers attending The Winter Festival (Jr. Provincials).
Brock Niagara Provincial Qualifiers 2013-14 (to date)
Alex Tropynine has qualified in 100, 200, and 400 freestyle as well as the 200 fly and 200 back.
Andrew Hrycusko has qualified in 100 and 200 breaststroke.
Mony Tchervenelevkov has qualified in the 100 and 200 breaststroke and the 400 Individual Medley.
Peyton Kipp has achieved the qualifying times in 100 & 200 Breaststroke.
Another exception breaststroker, Lea Formicuccia has qualified in the 100 and 200 metre events.
Paje Brennan is a breaststroker too!! She has also qualified in the 100 & 200.
What a Walker Weekend!
The results at our first swim meet of the season, The Joe Kerkoven Memorial Walker (OCT 26-27), indicated that our Brock Niagara swimmers are determined to make this year a good one. Swimmers went into every race with determination and positive attitudes. An incredible number of best times were posted amongst the team.
There was spirit, excitement and lots of cheering and support from the whole team!
Some of the biggest time drops:
Jinnie Yang- 40 seconds off 100 butterfly
Paje Brennan- 28 seconds off 200 freestyle
Alexandra Wiley- 33 seconds off 200 back
Alyssa Montgomery- 24 seconds off 100 fly
Kayleigh Grover- 18 seconds off 200 fly
Chae Lynn Bush- 29 seconds off 200 breaststroke
Peyton Kipp- 18 seconds off 100 fly
Kenan Elayan- 22 seconds off 200 back
Adrian Gonzalez-Madruga- 33 seconds off 200 fly
There was a tight fight to the finish in the menís Walker 400 Ö Alex Tropynine won the silver medal and missed out on the win by less than a second. WowÖ it was exciting!
Our other menís Walker qualifiers were Mony Tchervenelevkov, dropping 16 seconds off his best time. Jimmy Thoms came in 4 seconds faster than his best; Andrew Hrycusko posted a 9 second improvement; Kai Balogh 5 seconds off his best and Michael Taylor just off his best time. What a fabulous performance from our 15 and over guys.
The womenís Walker 400, was another exciting race, watching our ladies swim their hearts out. Francesca Zammit-Maempel dropped 15 seconds off her best time and Simone Waller and Calista Weir put up a good fight, finishing just short of their best times.
Peyton Kipp dominated the 10 and under boys category coming away from the Walker with seven gold medals.
First year swimmer, 10 year old Thomas Piller is a flyer to watch. The whole team watched in amazement as little Thomas swam to a second place finish in the 50 and 100 butterfly races with great technique and style in his very first meet.
The 10 year girlís category didnít see Jinnie Yang coming. Her awesome swimming earned her 3 gold and six silver medals.
An assortment of medal s for 12 year old Kenan Elayan. Kenan swam fast and furious to win 3 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze medals.
Veteran swimmer, Andrew Hrycusko, continued his winning ways in the breaststroke events, with a bronze medal in the 200 metre breaststroke and silver in the 100m. Breaststroker extraordinaire, Simone Waller, won the 200 breaststroke event and earned the silver in the 100m.
One of the most exciting races of the weekend was the menís 15 years and over 100 metre freestyle. Three of BNAís finest finished in the top six all with best times. Alex Tropynine won the silver medal in a time of 55.3, knocking .7 off his previous time and in 5th and 6th place, Mony Tchervenelevkov, bettered his time by an amazing 5 sec and Michael Taylor sliced off a second.
Congratulations to each and every BNA swimmer, on your dedication to training and on the results of your efforts. Keep up the great work!!!!
Joe Kerkhoven Memorial Walker Invitational
Excellent Results at Ontario Open Water Championships
Swim Ontario hosted the Provincial Open Water Championships at Professorís Lake in Brampton on Wednesday, July 10th. Seven young swimmers representing Brock Niagara Aquatics joined in, with a total of 133 swimmers from across Ontario participating.
St. Catharines swimmer Kayleigh Grover posted the top Brock Niagara placing, swimming to Silver in the 12-year-old girls 2 Kilometre event. Kayleigh swam a hard-fought race from wire to wire, missing Gold by only one second at the final touch.
Clayton Van Dyk of Fenwick also posted a top-10 finish, taking 7th overall in the 2K event for 13-year-old Boys. Julia Rondinone of Port Robinson also raced the 2K in the 13-year-old girls division.
In the Open 5 Kilometre race, 16-year-old Simone Waller of Niagara Falls collected 9th in the field of 31 women in her first summer of Open Water competition; while on the menís side 17-year-old Alex Tropynine of St. Catharines, also new to the open water events, duplicated her 9th place finish. Jim Thoms, also 17, of St. Catharines was right behind in 10th overall. Ashton Audet of St. Catharines also raced the menís 5K.