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Provincial Medalists

Posted by Hamilton Aquatic Club at Mar 11, 2020 8:24AM PDT ( 0 Comments )
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HAC swimmers continued the recent run of success at provincial championship meets this last weekend with two of our swimmers getting on the podium at their respective meets.

Halayna Montrichard made two finals at the 2020 Swim Ontario Winter Ontario Swimming Championships (OSC) held at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre, placing 9th in the 13 & Under 200 Meters Backstroke and winning a bronze medal in the final of the 13 & Under 100 Meters Backstroke.

Aneshka Frickleton also made two finals at the 2020 Swim Ontario Winter Ontario Youth Junior Championships (OYJ) held at the Markham Pan Am Centre, placing 8th in the 13 & Under 100 Metres Butterfly and following that up by winning a bronze medal in the final of the 13 & Under 100 Metres Freestyle.

Congratulations to Halayna and Aneshka and to all of the HAC swimmers that qualified for these two championships and competed against some of Canada’s best swimmers at these two very competitive meets. Congratulations also go to Coach Sam Forrester for continuing his group’s successful run at the province’s top championships.

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This last weekend saw HAC swimmers competing at two provincial championship meets that ran simultaneously from Thursday through to Sunday. The 2020 Winter Ontario Swimming Championships (OSC) were held at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre in Scarborough and the 2020 Winter Ontario Youth Junior (OYJ) Championships were held at the Markham Pan Am Centre.

Sophia Calcagni, Halayna Montrichard and Amy Tian swam in the OSC championships. Mylana Campanaro, Liam Connolly, Aneshka Frickleton, Nolan Hunt, Ben Pietrantonio, Allie Shakeshaft and Kingsley Wainwright swam in the OYJ championships.

Missing from the photo: Nolan Hunt & Ben Pietrantonio

Highlights from the OSC

Halayna Montrichard
13 & Under 100 Back – qualified for finals and won bronze
13 & Under 200 Back – qualified for finals and placed 9th

Amy Tian
13 & Under 100 Free – qualified for finals and placed 9th
13 & Under 50 Free – qualified for finals and placed 10th
13 & Under 200 Free – qualified for finals and placed 10th

Highlights from the OYJ

Aneshka Frickleton
13 & Under 100 Free – qualified for finals and won bronze with an OSC and Easterns qualifying time
13 & Under 100 Fly – qualified for finals and placed 8th

Kingsley Wainwright
13 & Under 200 Fly – qualified for finals and placed 4th with an OSC and Easterns qualifying time

Coach Sam has proven how talented he is but even he can’t be in two places at the same time. Sam was at OSC Thursday through Saturday and switched to OYJ on Sunday. Thanks Sam for all of your time over the weekend. Special thanks go to Coach Darryl for giving up his time and stepping in to be on deck to support the OYJ swimmers from Thursday to Saturday.

Mark your calendars!!!

Less than 3 weeks until Swim-a-thon. Get your online sponsors for this once a year swimming fundraiser! Start raising funds for Canadian Swimming and HAC by creating a SAT profile. http://ontarioswimathon.ca/hac/register/

March 29 at Jimmy Thompson is the location of the 2020 HAC Swim-a-thon (SAT) and it is turning out to be the best SAT ever. Fun races and activities, and a breakfast that follows. This is not a regular practice or an optional activity; only those who a have registered SAT profile can participate.

Setting up your profile is easy. Start with the link above. Create a separate profile for each swimmer, or a family profile. Send the link to your swimmer’s profile to family and friends.

Fundraising is open until April 20, 2020 so let’s GO HAC GO!!!

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HAC had its strongest contingent for years competing at the recent Swim Ontario SC Festival Swimming Championships in Windsor. There were many strong performances from the HAC swimmers but the highlights of the weekend came from Amy Tian and Halayna Montrichard. Amy won gold in the 13 Year Old Girls 200 Meters Free and followed that up with a bronze in the 13 Year Old Girls 400 Meters Free. Halayna won silver in the 13 Year Old Girls 200 Meter Backstroke. Congratulations to Amy and Halayna and a special shout out to Coach Sam Forrester who continues his run of producing provincial champions and medalists and for being on deck all weekend for the swimmers. GO HAC GO!!

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Exciting Partnership Coming up for HAC

Posted by Hamilton Aquatic Club at Feb 10, 2020 3:48PM PST

HAC is partnering with Wishbone Athletics for amazing treatment options for our athletes. Check out the Powerpoint for more information!

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