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Guelph Marlin Aquatic Club hosts June Splash Meet (4 photos)

The meet took place June 10 at the University of Guelph pool

The Guelph Marlin Aquatic Club (GMAC) recently hosted the June Splash Meet on June 10th at the University of Guelph pool. The meet featured three groups from GMAC: the Blue Marlins, Jr Marlins House League, and Sr Marlins House League, comprising a team of 70 + novice swimmers. They competed against 300 swimmers from six visiting swim clubs.

The Blue Marlins and Marlins House League groups consist of novice-level swimmers who are practicing between two and three times a week from the end of September until early June. They participate in 4-5 competitive racing meets throughout the season. This allows them a taste of competitive swimming without the commitment. This marks the end of the season for these group with many of them obtaining personal best times.

In-coming coach for the fall, Hendrik van der merwe, Tokyo Paralympic 2020 swimmer and seasoned coach, who was in town visiting from South Africa was impressed with the swimmers and the structure of the club. “You can see the development of each swimmer based on their end of year results at the meet. Wonderful enthusiasm and team atmostphere.”

The meet featured relays, which is always a favorite among swimmers. The visiting teams included Club Warriors, Chatham Y Pool Sharks, Georgina Rapids, Halton Hills, Region of Waterloo and St Thomas Jumbo Jets.

Looking ahead to this weekend will see qualified swimmers competing at Ontario Championships, both Ontario Festivals for 13& under and Ontario Youth Junior Championships featuring 14& over swimmers.

Top 3 results from June Splash Meet

25 Free: Natalie 1st, Hudson 1st, Bentley 1st, Liv 2nd

50 Free: Tessa 1st, Ciara 1st, Kalei 1st Alex G 1st, Lydia 2nd, Isabella 2nd, Soloman 2nd, Oliver 3rd

100 Free: Ciara 1st, Kalei 1st, Hudson 1st, Kai 2nd, Abraham 2nd, Brianne 3rd, Carys 3rd

200 Free: Ciara 1st, Joann 1st, Claire 2nd, Gabriel 2nd, Ben H 3rd, Kaitlyn K 3rd

25 Back: Bentley 2nd

50 Back: Tessa 1st, Molly 1st, Madison 2nd, Lexie 3rd

100 Back: Hudson 1st, Scott 2nd, Kai 2nd, Kaitlyn K 2nd, Kye 2nd, Sam 3rd, Anthony 3rd

25 Br: Simona 1st

50 Br: Clair 1st, Alex G 1st, Griffin 1st, Malin 2nd, Nelly 2nd, Samantha 2nd, Soloman 2nd, Molly 3rd, Kaitlyn P 3rd, Abraham 3rd

100 B: Angelina 2nd, Ariana 3rd, Abraham 3rd, Reid 3rd

25 Fly: Lydia 1st, Ben H 1st, Madison 2nd, Livia 3rd, Bentley 3rd

50 Fly: Emma 1st, Isabella 1st, Sofia 2nd

100 Fly: Isabella 1st, Jackson 1st, Brianna 3rd

100IM: Tessa 1st, Kalei 1st, Claire 1st, Lydia 2nd, Samantha 2nd, Griffin 2nd, Hannah 3rd, Ariana 3rd, Kai 3rd, Anthony 3rd, Jacob 3rd



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