The Gators team had a fantastic Provincials meet at the beautiful Markham Pan Am Pool hosted by Thornhill Multisport. North York Gators finished 17th out of 57 teams – a fantastic finish for our small team. I can honestly say it’s such a pleasure to spend a weekend with these wonderful people. So many laughs, great stories, wisdom and lots of support. We all received great coaching, advice and support from Guillermo who helped us all swim our best. What a great way to explore the places outside your comfort zone!
Gators swam some very fast times and won a lot of hardware! Check out the Gators website swimgators.com for videos. Check out our Facebook page for pictures (you don’t need to have a Facebook account to look) https://www.facebook.com/NYGators/?fref=ts
Here are the impressive stats: (but they only tell part of the story – we’d all be happy to tell you more at GNO this Thursday).
Swimmers: Wayne Deitel Lynn Hornacek Joseph Kimani Dan Kwan John Lenard Weidong Liu Kelly Lyons Hideo Maruki Judie Oliver Michele Oliver Ralph Rieper Larry Rodrigues Ami Trauber Menashe Yarkony
Scott Armstrong Heather Bruce
Michael Midmer Top 8 Swims Wayne Deitel: 50 & 100 Breast Lynn Hornacek: 400 Free Joseph Kimani: 50, 100, & 200 Back Dan Kwan: 50, 100, & 200 Breast John Lenard: 50 & 100 Free David Weidong Liu: 50 Back Kelly Lyons: 200, 400, 800, & 1500 Free Hideo Maruki: 50 & 100 Breast, 100 IM, 50 Fly Judie Oliver: 50, 100 & 200 Fly, 100 & 200 IM, 100 Back, Michele Oliver: 50, 100 & 200 Free Larry Rodrigues: 50 & 100 Free, 50 Breast, 100 IM, 50 Fly, 50 Back Ami Trauber: 50, 100, 200, 400, 800 Free Menashe Yarkony: 50 Free Heather Bruce: 50, 400, & 800 Free 200 Breast, 200 IM
Michael Midmer: 800 Free
Scott Armstrong: 400 & 800 Free Medalists Judie Oliver: 9 Gold Michele Oliver: 5 Gold, 1 Silver Ami Trauber: 5 Gold Kelly Lyons: 4 Gold, 2 Silver, 1 Bronze Lynn Hornacek: 2 Gold Hideo Maruki: 1 Gold, 3 Silver, 1 Bronze Heather Bruce: 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze Joseph Kimani: 2 Silver Larry Rodrigues: 2 Silver, 2 Bronze Menashe Yarkony: 1 Silver John Lenard: 3 Bronze Dan Kwan: 1 Bronze Relays Female 4 x 50 Freestyle GOLD Kelly Lyons Lynn Hornacek Michele Oliver Judie Oliver Mixed 4 x 50 Medley GOLD Michele Oliver Hideo Maruki Judie Oliver Ami Trauber Female 4 x 100 Freestyle Gold Kelly Lyons Lynn Hornacek Michele Oliver Judie Oliver
Also, just as important, many Gators got pb’s! Congratulations to everyone! Next stop: Nationals – who’s in???
For those of you who attended the meet – pictures taken by the ubiquitous photographers are available for purchase here: http://caughtinactionsportsphotography.pixieset.com/2016mastersswimmingchampionships/
Here is the April calendar.
See you in the pool!