Alderwood 45th Annual Teddy Bares Meet (SCY)
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.