2019-2020 Season Results

Alderwood 45th Annual Teddy Bares Meet (SCY)

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An amazing number of firsts: Andres swam his first 500FR event, Tom swam his first 200FR event, Kelly swam her first ever 100y events and not just one but 3: the 100FR, 100BR, and 100BK, and we have to give Gail a special shout out for not only her first ever 50y event, but her first swim meet ever. Gail started swimming just a handful of months ago at the age of 80 no less thanks to the encouragement of her daughter Tanya who was also at the meet and added the 100BR for the first time to her long list of swims. Amazing work team!

Hope y’all grabbed a few sandwiches and cookies on the way out… Alderwood always puts on a great meet and this year was no different. Plus, we were all in for a special treat as Alderwood’s founding coach & member came up from St Catharines to do a ceremonial start to commemorate the 45th consecutive Alderwood Open meet.

No, I didn’t forget about Carolina… Carolina aged up this year to the W50-54 category so she has a fresh start on all the records in this category. With already 10 individual records and 2 relay team records, Carolina added 2 more today: 200FLY & 50FLY. The 200FLY record was standing from 1987, Carolina took 7secs off that record; and in the 50FLY took 0.01secs off the record in a time of 30.53. Which now brings Carolina’s individual record total up to … 12 … wow and congrats! Next up… the Stephen Forsey meet in February, hope to see you all there.

Update: Guelph Masters F&F Swim Meet

Was looking up club records for Alderwood Teddy Bares meet and look what I found… we have a new Ontario Women’s Record Holder!  Gladys Lleras set an Ontario record for the 25m BK at the Guelph Fast & Furious Meet. Hurray! Gladys only started swimming a couple years ago, and Guelph F&F in 2019 was only her 2nd meet… ever. Congrats Gladys!

Guelph Masters Fast & Furious Swim Meet

Yowzer! What a meet! It was record setting in more ways than one as TOEST had for the first time ever 13 swimmers at a meet… more than we had on the entire team during our first couple of years. Of those 13 swimmers it was the first ever swim meet for 4 TOESTees. The team put in altogether a total of 68 individual swims, and tack on 2 relay teams for a total of 76 swims… wow! Congrats to all, it was amazing to see so many smiling faces as I heard time and again how much fun everyone had, with questions already turning to when is the next meet, where, and what events will there be at that meet. FYI… its the Alderwood Teddy Bares meet, a link is below if you scroll down to the full list of MSO meets.

As for a meet overview… only three days before the meet we all receive an email sharing that a pipe had broken at the UGuelph pool, but the Guelph Masters who were putting on the meet – specifically Dawn – managed to obtain pool time at a pool just up the street, at the Victor Davis Memorial Pool. Although 6 lanes instead of the 8 at Guelph, the meet ran quickly and 3 heats of relays were possible despite the 4pm cut off time that we had to be out. As for results… still waiting for them to be uploaded to the MSO site, but as mentioned… the energy and the excitement at the end of the meet was the best result ever. Thanks to all TOESTees for coming out and making this a memorable event.

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