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Sharks at Junior Nationals

Posted by Pool Sharks at Jul 24, 2019 6:16AM PDT ( 0 Comments )
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Calgary, AB- Three of Chatham’s top swimmers are competing this week in Calgary at the Canadian Junior Swimming Championships (Junior Nationals). The championship meet runs from July 24-29. In order to qualify for Junior Nationals you have to swim the fast prequalifying time standards in each event you want to swim; swimmers spend their most of their season trying to hit a national time standard. David Tran (16), Madeleine Tran (14), and Quinn Matteis (14) will make up the Sharks contingent at the championship meet.

Junior Nationals is a high stakes and fast meet that brings together Canada’s fastest 17/u swimmers and often features swimmers from other countries. Just getting into an A or B final is the goal of most swimmers, and can be an incredibly hard goal to achieve. The swimmers also compete for the coveted chickens- stuffed chickens are only given out to the podium finishers at Canadian national swimming championship meets. An often-underestimated factor is that racing in the altitude in Calgary does put an additional challenge on swimmers from other non-altitude teams.

Madeleine and David Tran are veterans to this meet, while for Quinn Matteis this is his first appearance at Junior Nationals. Genevieve Sasseville also qualified but was unable to attend due to training.

Updates will be provided throughout the meet. A live stream can be found at https://www.swimming.ca/en/events-results/events/2019-canadian-junior-championships/

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Click below for the national meet information for the 2020 season

The document Swimming-Canada-2020-Prelim-Mt-Info-2.pdf was attached to this post.

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Click below for the national meet information for the 2020 season

The document Swimming-Canada-2020-Prelim-Mt-Info-2.pdf was attached to this post.

2019 CJC psyche sheets are available

Posted by Pool Sharks at Jul 16, 2019 11:07AM PDT ( 0 Comments )
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PDF psyche sheet is available below

The document 2019-CJC-Psych-Sheet-2019-07-12-1.pdf was attached to this post.

Matteis wins Ontario gold

Posted by Pool Sharks at Jul 10, 2019 6:31AM PDT ( 0 Comments )
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Quinn Matteis of the Chatham Y Pool Sharks won a gold medal at the Swim Ontario provincial open water championships last week at Professor’s Lake in Brampton.
Matteis won the 14-year-old boys’ two-kilometre race in 24 minutes 45 seconds.
He also won the 400-, 800- and 1,500-metre freestyle in the pool at the provincial summer championships recently.

-The Chatham Daily News (July 9, 2019)