Events December 2014 - Comox Valley Aquatic Club


Events December 2014 - Comox Valley Aquatic Club
Important Dates
Comox Jamboree – Jan 1011, Comox
VIR – Jan 23-25, Victoria
Eliminator – Jan 31-Feb1,
Campbell River
AA – Feb 13-15, Chilliwack
Westerns – Feb 19-22,
AAA 15&U – Mar 5-7, Surrey
LC Open – Mar 8-9,
Spring Break – Mar 29-Apr
World Trials – Apr 1-4,
Swimmers of
the Month:
10&Under Girls
Relay Teams
Fall Frenzy
December 2014
This past December the first session of
Shark School finished with the best inhouse meet to date with almost 100%
attendance, each swimmer put on a
fantastic show for all the families in
Thanks to all the Shark School Coaches
for helping their future stars, coaches
Ethan Ashley, Emma Neufeld and
Chelsea Crawford are looking forward to
the winter Shark School session.
Congratulations goes out to
the girls from Squads 3, 4
and 5 on working together
on shattering the club relay
records at the Christmas
Cracker event in Victoria.
All 8 girls supported,
cheered and raced their
hearts out.
Keep breaking those
See the photo with names on
page 2.
December Perfect Attendance Winner
to be Included with January Attendance
Shark School registration is just around
the corner. January 5th and 7th from 4-6
pm at the Aquatic Centre.
If you or someone you know is interested
in learning the FUNdamentals of the
sport or a returning swimmer and want to
continue developing the skills your child
has then please contact our registrar
Mike & Michelle Perry for complete
details of our programs
at [email protected]
Christmas Cracker
With great excitement the Sharks
traveled with almost 40 swimmers,
rumors are; this was the largest team the
Sharks have been at a swim meet. That
support was evident as the Team was
able to win the annual cheer off.
Day 1 started with some immediate
excitement as Grace Revenberg and
Tasmin Willms started the charge in the
200 free dropping a combined
50seconds and winning their heats in the
process. That same excitement carried
over to the 10&under girls medley relay
smashing the club record, unfortunately
the excitement was too much as one
swimmer left a hair too early. While
Gabby Wolfe did not need to worry about
her reaction time off the blocks for the
1500m Free, she was able to swim to
best times throughout the race in the
400, 800 and finishing the 1500 in a
best time.
Saturday morning the team moved the
dive tank and continued the aggressive
racing with heat wins in the 400 free
from Emma Neufeld, Brooke Lamoureux
and Amelia Elder. Several Sharks were
able to achieve a top 8 finish allowing for
more excitement during the finals
session highlighted by Jared Theriault’s
200 fly best time and new club record.
The final session finished with highlights
in the 400im from Matthew Strilets,
Shayna Jewitt and Tasmin Willms
achieving “big” personal bests.
Congratulations to everyone on achieving
and developing in to a stronger more
competitive team of athletes.
Please continue to visit the team website for upcoming events, swim
meet details, schedule amendments and all other SHARK news!
2014 Thunderbolt Junior International
Sharks, Shark School
and Shark Fit
Tuesday Jan 6 2015
o S1/2 4-6pm @ AC
o S3 5-6pm @ SC
o S4 4-5pm @ SC
Thursday Jan 8 2015
o S1/2 4-6pm @ AC
o S3/4 4-5pm @ SC
The Comox Valley Aquatic Club attended their first international Junior
Championship held in Portland Oregon. The Sharks in attendance were Jordyn
Ryan, Juliana Bartemucci, Ben Neufeld, Jordyn Ryan and Cole Young, Brooke
Lamoureux as seen the photo.
The International competition is known to attract top Canadian and international
athletes. The fast paced competition ensured athletes were on their best form
during the preliminary session to qualify top 16 to compete in Finals session.
Day 1 saw Jordyn Ryan narrowly miss the top 16 in the 200 breaststroke although
in the process smashed the current SHARKS club record while teammates Brooke
Lamoureux in the 400 Free and Ben Neufeld in the 50 Backstroke both qualified in
the A final with new club records.
Day 2 started with Jordyn Ryan improving her own club record to qualify 10 th and
then smashing her record by almost 5 seconds in the 400 individual medley
followed by Juliana Bartemucci posting a personal best in the 200 Free.
Day 3 posted one of the most exciting days of racing with Cole Young tying a
competitor which led to a swim-off during the Finals followed by Jordyn Ryan and
Brooke Lamoureux qualifying top 8 in the 200 butterfly, both breaking the club
record and then tying in the final. The highlight of the night goes to Brooke
Lamoureux finishing 5th overall in the 800 Freestyle and qualifying for Canadian
Trials which is the highest level of Competition.
The Sharks would like to thank Bayview Chiropractic with their on-going support
and sponsorship.
All 8 Girls combined to create 2 - 10 &
under record breaking relay teams.
Top left to bottom right
Tasmins Willms, Grace Revenberg,
Ava Revenberg, Savanna Hall, Kali
Brown, Anna Purich, Iris Tinmouth
and Laine Perry
Tune in next month for
January SHARK Report
Help add smiles to the SHARK Report by submitting any
team photos to [email protected]
Please continue to visit the team website for upcoming events, swim
meet details, schedule amendments and all other SHARK news!