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ROW Finishes the Season with Great Results

The 2012-13 Season for the ROW Swim Club is now in the Books!
The year finished off with two National Championship Meet held in Montreal.
The Senior National Competition started on July 18th at the Pointe-Claire pool. ROW had
two swimmers attend this competition, veteran Zach Summerhayes who is working himself into
racing shape and Rookie John Fauteux, who took advantage of a Nationals where some of top swimmers were away on International tours. John stepped up to perform Best Times and qualify for
two Finals which is a great feat for the First Time Senior National qualifier.
John's Finals came in the Sprint Freestyle events placing 17th in the 100 Free and 20th in the 50 Free.
Both events were swum in Best Times, the 100 Free had a double Best Time with a Heat swim of 52.72
and a Final swim of 52.42.
The Age Group National Competition started on July 24th a the Parc Jean Drapeau Aquatic Center.
Joining John were team mates; Adam Mackenzie, Holly Gojmerac, Jasmine Raines and Jenny Zhang.
Coach Russ Franklin remarked, “It is a great experience for our swimmers to see how they handle competing against the best swimmers in their age group that the country has to offer.” Franklin added, “It will be interesting to see how John Fauteux swims in the second leg of his back to back swim meets”.
Shown by the results it is safe to say that John handled the back to back meets very well and the rest of the squad did not disappoint their coach either.
John Fauteux had a great meet swimming 5 out of 6 Best Times capturing 4 medals and tying for 6th in the race for the High Point Trophy. John took home the Gold Medal with a new National Time Standard of 29.54 in the 50m Breaststroke. Mr. Fauteux crushed his best times in the 100 and 200 Breaststroke, the former winning the Silver Medal in a time of 1:05.17 which is another National Standard. John picked up his other two medals in the 50 – 100 sprint freestyles where he came away with the Bronze Medal.
Making Finals at this meet is not an easy feat, it means you are among the top ten swimmers in the country. ROW had a great team showing with having 4 out of the 5 swimmers make it to the Finals.
Holly Gojmerac made three finals. 
5th 200 Back     Just  Missed Sr National time as well     by 0.13
7th 200 Breast   Just  Missed Sr National time as well     by 0.37
7th 200 IM
Jenny Zhang narrowly missed her National Time Standard in the Final of the 50 free where she placed 8th, while Jasmine Raines just missed her Senior Cut in the 200 Breaststroke finishing in 6th place.
The top team in the meet went to the Etobicoke Swim Team with Pointe-Claire Swim Club coming second. ROW finished 53rd out of 162 Clubs. Congratulations to all the swimmers who attended the meet!


ONTARIO AGE GROUP PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Brantford Aquatic Club played host to the four day Provincial Championships held on July 4-7.

Fourteen swimmers represented the ROW Swim Club, finishing 18th out of the 54 scoring clubs.
Holly Gojmerac (16) had a busy weekend, swimming in 5 Finals and picking up 3 medals, Silver in the 100 Back and 400 IM and a Bronze in the 200 Breast. Holly's other Final swims were 5th place finishes in the 100 Breast and 200 Back.

Alec Elliot representing the Club in the Para Division, blew away the competition in the men's 400m Freestyle event winning the Gold Medal with a Seasonal Best Time of 4:33. Early next month, Alec will be representing the Club and Ontario at the Canada Games in Sherbrooke Quebec.

Dean Bennett and John Fauteux each grabbed a Silver Medal. Dean's medal came in the 18+ age group's posting a Lifetime Best in the 50m Freestyle. Dean also had a 4th place finish in the 100 Free and a 5th in the 100 Fly. John's medal came from a great “come from behind swim” in the 100m Breaststroke in the 16-17 age group.

A total of twelve swimmers from the Club advanced to the Finals, scoring valuable points for the Club.
Sixteen year old Jenny Zhang made Finals each night, competing in 5 individual events, just missing medals in the 50 and 100 Freestyles. Aidan Elliot also got to show his stuff while competing in 4 Finals, his best finishes were 5th place in both the 100 Back and 50 Fly events.

The other ROW swimmers making a Final event were;

Jasmine Raines - 4th 100 Breaststroke
Cameron McCuaig - 6th 100 Backstroke
Lauren Shearer - 6th 100 Breaststroke
Mckayla Meyer - 7th 200 Butterfly

Adam Mackenzie and Jake Einwechter joined team mates John Fauteux and Alec Elliot to finish 8th in the 15-17 200m Freestyle Relay.

Lukas Wormald and Teddy Kolev each had a great meet, swimming Best Times in their final competition of the year.


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