March 2009

No Parking During WLU Convocation June 3-5

March 26, 2009

The parking lots will be closed at Wilfrid Laurier University from Wednesday, June 3 to Friday, June 5. If we are still using the WLU pool during these dates, we will have to find parking elsewhere.

2009 Canada Games Team Members Announced

March 23, 2009

ROW's Zach Summerhayes selected to Team Ontario for the Canada Summer Games

ROW's Dean Boles to be Ontario's Head Coach at the Summer Games

This year's Spring Nationals were very successful, especially for one of ROW's own. Zach Summerhayes has been selected to Team Ontario to compete at the Canada Summer Games to be held in P.E.I. later this summer. Heading the Ontario Team is ROW's head coach Dean Boles. The following swimmers, based on the results of Spring Nationals, have been nominated to the 2009 Canada Games Ontario Team.

12 Women:

50 - 100 Free: Michelle Williams, NYAC
50 - 100 Back: Danielle Carty, HAC
50 - 100 Breast: Tera Van Beilen, OAK
50 - 100 Breast: Rebecca Terejko, WRMS
50 - 100 Butterfly: Paige Miller, COBRA
200 Free & 200 Back: Sinead Russell, DS
200 Breast: Julie Calvert, OAK
200 Butterfly: Rebecca Hinds, TSC
200 IM: Kaleigh Heard, TSC
400 Free: Jacqueline Keire, ESWIM
400 IM: Marni Oldershaw, OAK
800 - 1500 Free: Bridget Coley, HAC

12 Men:

50 - 100 Free, 200 Free, 400 Free, 800 - 1500 Free: Hassaan Abdel-Khalik, ESWIM
50 - 100 Back: Nick Karpov, TSC
50 - 100 Breast: Trevor Nicholas, COBRA
50 - 100 Butterfly: Mike Smerek, BROCK/UT
50 - 100 Butterfly: Will Wright, ESWIM
200 Back: Graham Hawes, SCAR
200 Breast: Matthew Stephenson, BRANT
200 Butterfly: Curtis Samuel, OAK/UT
200 IM: Mack Darragh, OAK
400 Free, 800 - 1500 Free: Aimeson King, ESWIM
400 IM: Matt Kwatyra, LAC
400 IM: Zach Summerhayes, ROW

Congratulations to both Zach and Dean for this achievement.

2009 Short Course Junior Provincial Championships

March 03, 2009

Nine hundred and forty swimmers from 68 swim club from across Ontario embarked on the Nepean Swimplex this past weekend for the 2009 Short Course Ontario Jr. Provincial Championships. The Region of Waterloo Swim Club sent a strong contingent of 18 swimmers placing 17th overall. Margot Cunningham and Monique Begy qualified for the Senior Nationals to be held mid March in Toronto. Luke Summerhayes, Ross Bennett and Jonathan Vanderveen added to ROW's medal count during the weekend.

Following Results:

Luke Summerhayes 16 Silver 400 IM, 200 IM, Bronze 200 back, 200 breast
Ross Bennett 17 Bronze 200 free, 7th 100 back
Margot Cunningham 15 Bronze 200 IM, 4th 200 back,5th 400 IM
Jonathan Vanderveen, 11 Bronze 100 free, 6th 50 free, 8th 200 free
Monique Begy 15, 5th 200 back, 5th 100 back
Dean Bennett 15, 5th 200 back
Graeme Kemp 15, 4th 400 IM, 6th 200 breast, 7th 200 IM
Jessie Little 15 6th 400 IM, 4th 200 IM
Alan Sundby 17 5th 50 free
Carlos Riobo 17 8th 50 free
Jenny Zhang 11 4th 200 back, 6th 100 back
Jasmine Raines 10 4th 50 breast, 5th 100 breast
Leanne Weise 15 6th 200 breast
The 16-17 Boys 4x100 Free Relay surprized the field with a Bronze medal performance (Sundby, Riobo, Bennett and Summerhayes)

Senior National Championships March 11-14 in Toronto

ROW will send 8 swimmers. The team is lead by 2008 Olympic Team member Keith Beavers and most recently added to represent Canada at the World Student Games team later in July. Other ROW swimmers vying for a spot to represent Ontario at the Canada Summer Games are Zach Summerhayes, Michaela Sceli, Bronwyn Kemp, Whitney Rich, Carly Martin, Monique Begy and Margot Cunningham.

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