Congratulations to all of our swimmers who competed at our home swim meet! Overall we had 124 personal best times! Nineteen swimmers were competing for their very first time and they all did a fantastic job. I am proud of how much the swimmer’s have improved during the first half of the season. The female swimmer of the meet is Jessie Carlson! She swam great races and had a spectacular attitude the entire day. Jessie consistently shows up for practice ready to swim hard and has a great work ethic. Good work Jessie! The male swimmer of the meet is Blake Thiemann! This was Blake’s first swim meet and he really pushed himself in all of his events. In his 200 Free, Blake persevered eaarning a great time for his first long event! Keep up the awesome swimming Blake!
On Sunday, June 12, the GP Aquarians and GP Piranhas hosted the Alberta Summer Games Zone 8 Trials. The Aquarians had three swimmer try out, Caitlin McCullough, Colby McCullough and Owen Hoveland. Within two hours the athletes swam four difficult races. Each of these swimmers pushed themselves hard giving great effort in all of their events, even with only minutes of rest between races. Congratulations to Owen for making the Zone 8 team and to Caitlin and Colby for being selected as the first alternate in each of their age groups! Now it is time to look forward to July when the Alberta Summer Games are held in Leduc!
What a great day of swimming at the Fairview Olympians meet! There were many personal best times; Cody, Lexcee, Reese, Karter and Kaitlyn all set personal bests in each of their races! There were a total of 52 personal best times set by the Aquarians, keep up the great work! This weekends swimmer of the meet is Cody Sorochan! Cody has had a great work ethic this season and has been pushing himself to improve in all strokes. He is swimming out of his comfort zone and has a positive attitude when it comes to his training. Awesome job Cody!
As the meet was off to a slow start and a late finish, we do not have the information for the aggregate winners yet.
We had a very successful meet in Slave Lake this weekend! Sixteen swimmers competed, earning a total of 36 new personal best times! Cody, Colby and Hallie all swam personal bests in every race, great work swimmers! This weekend’s swimmer of the meet is Brooke McCullough! She had amazing underwater dolphin in both of her freestyle swims, which lead to her dropping tons of time in those races. Brooke also demonstrates good sportsmanship and had a great attitude all day. Awesome swimming Brooke!
Jessie Carlson- Gold
Hallie O’Toole- Bronze
Girls 9&10 Evangeline Zeyha- Silver
Jordi Sorochan- Bronze
Brandon Stanton- Bronze
Colby McCullough- Silver
Cody Sorochan- Gold
Wow! What a great meet to kick off the season! It was awesome to see all of the attending swimmers back in the water racing their best. I am proud to say each swimmer who attended had at least 3 personal best times, with 8 swimmers getting personal bests in ALL of their events. These positive results reflect the hard work that the swimmers have put into practice the last three weeks. Congrats everyone. The swimmer of the meet is Juliauna Zeyha! She showed determination in all of her races, swimming new PB’s in each. Juliauna’s technique has improved and I look forward to seeing what the rest of the season has in store for her!
8 & Under:
Jessie Carlson – Gold
10 & Under
Evangeline Zeyha – Silver
– Coach Caitlin
Title: Registration Night 1 Main Floor Hall East
Location: Eastlink Center
Description: Meet us on the main floor past Second Cup! Please pre register online (see registration) and bring with you
1. Your swimmer to size for their competition suit
2. Payment if not done online
3. Fundraising Chq’s
4. Your calendar to sign up for the fundraising opportunities.
5. your Questions!
6-8 pm March 8,9
Start Date: 2016-03-08
Start Time: 18:00
End Date: 2016-03-09
End Time: 20:00
Congratulations to the 33 swimmers that qualified for Provincials this past weekend at the Regional Championship in Peace River. The team also brought home the top aggregate award for most team points earned. The Aquarians earned 912 team points broken down into 784 individual points and 128 relay points. Individual Aggregates went to:
Brandon Stanton Boys 6 and under
Jordan Greber Girls 7&8
Gavin Greber Boys 9&10
Mairen Lawson Girls 11&12
Bryn McVittie Girls 13&14
Aiden O’Donovan Boys 13&14
Ariane Harpe Girls 15-17
|On May 23, 2015, we had 41 swimmers attend the Fairview Swim Meet. New pools bring new obstacles; however, the Aquarians were determined to swim their best.|
|Event||Swimmers Name||Description of why|
|400FR||Thomas Shaw, Rian Sharpe||Great first try at this event!|
|50 fly, 100 IM||Miranda Hopkins||Huge improvement on stroke technique|
|100FR, 100IM||Bryn Mcvittie||Long powerful kickouts|
|50BR||Gavin Greber||Beautiful pullouts|
|Erin Hoveland||Best times in all swims, kickouts on most turns|
|50BR, 100BR||Cody Sorochan||Great Stroke rate, Best Time|
|50Fly,-all swims||Aiden O’Donnovan||Best times in all swims!|
|50BR, 100BR||Cody Sorochan||Great Stroke rate, Best Time|
|400FR, 200IM||Marie-Anna Lowen||Tried some of the long races and swam them to her best|
|50BR||Laura Lowen||Swam all Best Times|
|100Fly||Mairen Lawson||Strong kick throughout, finished the race with a push|
|25m Bk||Ireland Walsh||Great stroke rate and determination|
|50m Fr||Deklan Sharp||Great kickouts! Best time|
|25m Bk||Hayden Williams||Awesome kick throughout the race|
|All races||Diana Alvarez, Cayman Dawydiuk, Brandy Harding, Jaxon Henry, Owen Holman, Brooke McCullough, Ireland Walsh, Hayden Williams, and Stefan Zelko||All of these swimmers, did an amazing job at their first swim meet with the Aquarians!|
Swimmer of the Meet:
|The female swimmer of the meet went to Erin Hoveland. She was ready, talked to her coach before and after each race and was a big team player. She also performed at her finest with 100% best times The male swimmer of the meet went to Deklan Sharp. He made sure to speak to his coach before and after his swims. He further took that advice and showed it in the water. Deklan cheered for his teammates all day long, and he swam 100% best times.|
|Swimmers Name||Age Category||(Gold, Silver, Bronze)|
|Brooke McCullough||6&U Girls||Bronze|
|Jaxon Henry||6&U Boys||Bronze|
|Brandon Stanton||6&U Boys||Gold|
|Jordan Greber||7&8 Girls||Silver|
|Evangeline Zeyha||9&10 Girls||Bronze|
|Gavin Greber||9&10 Boys||Gold|
|Mairen Lawson||11&12 Girls||Gold|
|Jennifer Chrenek||11&12 Girls||Silver|
|Cameron Beson||11&12 Boys||Gold|
|Cody Sorochan||13&14 Boys||Bronze|
|Aidan O’Donovan||13&14 Boys||Gold|
|Bryn McVittie||13&14 Girls||Gold|
|Jordi Sorochan||15-17 Girls||Silver|
It was an awesome start to our season. Great Job Everyone! Coach Megan and Coach Johanna picked up on some key areas to work on: Turns, kick-outs / push offs, holding starts and lots of kick. The Aquarians finished the meet with 116 personal best! Congratulations!
Submitted by Coach Megan
Registration for the 2015 season will be live on March 1, 2015 for new and returning swimmers. select the link under the Registration tab. It will take you to the RAMP site. If you are a returning swimmer you will already have an account with a user name and password simply access your account and follow the prompts. You can also add another athlete under your account if you are bringing both a new and returning swimmer this season! If you are new to the RAMP site simply create an account and it will walk you through the registration process for the club. Once again this year’s fees can be paid online with your credit card. This is preferrable as it makes registration night go that much smoother for both the parents and the club. If you prefer cash or cheque of course this is still acceptable and can be paid at registration night. Please ensure you complete the online registration process before arriving at registration night. If you are having difficulty with the online portion a board member will be able to assit you at registration night. Please bring your cheque book to registration night so that volunteer bonds can be paid. For details about registration night including dates, times and location please access this information on this website under the registration tab. We are only a little over two months away until the start of the 2015 season!!! please feel free to contact me(Marie Lawson) with any questions or concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Going into this season one of my goals was I wanted the team performing at their best at regionals. Whether that was improving their stroke efficiency, setting new personal bests or qualifying for provincials. And boy, oh boy, did we ever over exceed this goal.
What a surreal weekend. I am so proud of the team and the successful year leading up to this weekend. We took Regionals weekend to a whole other level of success. I’ve never looked at something and felt such a rush of pride and honor.
We finished the weekend with 170 personal bests, 29 swimmers qualified or were wildcarded to provincials, 57 individual swims qualified as well as 12 relay swims. We won top team points for our region with a total of 882 points. I keep rereading these stats it’s so incredible.
Picking swimmer of the meet from Regionals is incredibly hard as each swimmer had a successful weekend and us coaches are so proud of each and every single one of them!!
Female swimmer of the meet goes to Caitlyn McCullough!!! Caitlyn was focused and showed all the signs of a genuine competitor. She raced to win, she cheered on her teammates and she spoke to her coaches before and after each race. Her efforts paid off by taking tons of time off and making the podium. Congratulations Caitlyn for swimmer of the meet. -Johanna
Male swimmer of the meet goes to Cameron Beson!!! It’s been an absolute honor coaching Cameron this year. He’s what I call a true athlete. He’s motivated, driven and has an unreal work ethic. These strong characteristics is what’s going to make Cameron successful in the sports he pursues. Cameron was very focused, positive, energetic and inspired during Regionals. He qualified in all 4 of his swims with 2 Gold and 2 Silver and set 3 new personal bests. He raced an unreal swim in his 100m breast and that race will probably stick with me for the rest of my coaching career it was so intense! He was neck and neck with Mike Smith from Slave Lake and pulled ahead in the last 25m and took off 5 whole seconds in the final. Like I said… Cameron Beson is a true athlete and he defiantly has a bright successful future ahead of him.
Every single d*mn swim!!!! Seriously!!!! All the races were intense and exciting and so much success within the race whether it was good stroke efficiency, a new personal best or qualified in that event!!!
We are all so proud of the kids!! I feel very blessed being part of such a great club!!