Ontario Youth Championships (OYJ) is a provincial meet that is the stepping stone to the Ontario Swimming Championships. This past weekend the Guelph Marlins sent 24 qualified swimmers to join 87 other clubs and approximately 1000 swimmers from all over the province. At the end of the weekend, results have the Guelph Marlins celebrating with 7th place in Ontario overall out of all the teams that participated.
Great achievements were seen by swimmers with some best times, more OYJ qualifying swims, and some Eastern Nationals Qualifying times.
Thomas Steele and Zach de la merced made their first Eastern National Times.
Sydney Conrad was the 16&Over Female High Point overall winner.
The next meet for the Marlins is the Victor Davis Invitational Long Course meet March 26 -29th held at the Victor Davis Pool in Guelph. Following, some Marlins will be heading to the Easterns Canadian Championships April 16 – 19th.
Top 10 Finishers at OYJ this weekend from GMAC:
- Steven Armstrong 8th 100 Free
- Katie Berwick – 3rd 200 Back, 400 Free, 5th 1500 Free
- Max Bradwin – 3rd 1500 Free, 4th 800 Free, 8th 200 Fly, 10th 100 Fly
- Sydney Conrad – 1st 50 Free, 100 Fly, 2nd 100 Free, 6th 200IM
- Zach de la Merced – 1st 200 Back, 7th 200IM
- Alex Gilmore 4th 200 Fly, 10th 400IM
- Anthony Gunn – 5th 400IM, 100 Fly, 200IM
- Tia Jankovics – 1st 200 Back, 2nd 400IM
- Andrea Luberti – 7th 400IM
- Gabby Pollock – 3rd 400IM, 8th 200IM
- Thomas Steele – 2nd 200 Back, 3rd 100 Back, 4th 400IM, 6th 200 Fly, 7th 800 Fly, 200 IM
- Owen van Riet Paap – 6th 200 Free, 7th 100 Free
- Men's 15&Over 200 Medley Relay 6th – comprised of Owen V, Liam B, Steven A, Lars S
- Men's 14&under 400 Free 6th – comprised of Zach d, Ethan D, Max B, Maxwell W
- Men's 15&Over 400 Free 7th – comprised of Anthony G, Thomas S, Steven A, Owen V
- Men's 15&over 200 Free 7th – comprised Steven A, Lars S, Anthony G, Owen V
- Women's 14&under 400 Free 10th – comprised of Ella M, Andrea L, Tia J, Lily P
- Women's 15&Over 400 Free – 2nd – comprised of Katie B, Hanna S, Gabby P, Sydney C
- Women's 15&Over 200 Free 4th – comprised of Gabby P, Emily G, Katie B, Sydney C
- Women's 14&under 400 Medley 10th – comprised of Tia J, Ella M, Andrea L, Lily Pierce
- Women's 15&over 400 Medley – comprised of Katie B, Hanna S, Sydney C, Gabby P