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Kapswim working to finish season strong

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Kapswim competes in Sudbury


Seven members of Kapswim who had the appropriate time standards for the meet, travelled down Highway 144 last weekend to swim in the Laurentian Spring Long Course Invitational. 14 clubs were part of this meet, and Kapswim was able to grab 14 podium finishes.


Danika Ethier led the way with seven top 3 finishes, while Kaylee LaSalle continued her great season with four 1st place finishes and one 3rd place (200m free). On the boys’ side, Nicola Girouard grabbed 2nd place in the 200m back, and the 4 x 50m IM girls relay team comprised of Madison Johnson, Raphaelle Gendron, Laurence Trottier and Ethier earned a 3rd place award. Although Ryley Casonato did not obtain medals, he did make 7 finals (13 and older swimmers at this meet had preliminary heats and the top 8 qualified for the finals in their age group).


Other highlights:

Raphaelle Gendron: 8th place, 50m back.

Madison Johnson: 7th place, 50m breast.

Laurence Trottier: 5th place, 100m breast.


Up next for the club: B-Champs in Timmins this weekend to finish off the season. Those with qualifying times will travel back to Laurentian in June for the Long Course Champs. Some swimmers still have chances to qualify for the Summer Festival in Markham, also in June.


Successful B-Champs for Kapswim


Twenty-Five members of the team travelled to Timmins to compete in the Fred Rams B-Champs last weekend, and came up 6th overall in podium finishes against 12 other clubs.


Leading the way was Ryley Casonato who had all top 3 finishes. Dustin Bernard earned 2nd in the 200 breast and 3rd in the 100 breast. Derek Courchesne captured 3rd in both the 50 free and 200 breast. They all swam in the 13-14 year old category.


On the girls’ side, Tessa Dambrowitz grabbed 2nd in the 50 fly and 100 IM, and 3rd in the 50 back (8 and under category). In that same age group, Annabelle Nadeau was 1st in the 200IM, while teammate Sophie Renaud got 2nd. Raphaelle Gendron earned 3rd place in the 50 back event among 11 and 12 year old swimmers, while Laurence Trottier grabbed 2nd place in the 200 back and 50 fly, and 3rd place in the 400 IM.


Boys and girls relay teams also earned 5 medals in freestyle and IM events.


Other highlights:

Claudie Audras: took 5 sec off 50 free.

Adyson Brooks: took 10 sec off 50 free.

Carley Dambrowitz: took 4 sec off 200 IM.

Marie-Neige Gendron: took 2 sec off 200 free.

Leah Henderson: swam in her first official meet.

Mackenzie Isaac: took 4 sec off 100 breast.

Madison Johnson: missed 3rd place by 0.12 sec in the 100 fly and by 0.33 sec in the 50 fly.

Abby LaSalle: missed 3rd place by 0.73 sec in the 50 fly.

Jodie Laurin: added time in her races but that’s part of the competition.

Sadie McGregor: took 4 sec off 100 breast.

Mylène Nadeau: took 6 sec 100 back.

Olivia Reedhead: took 6 sec 50 back.

Hailey Roy: took 11 sec 100 back.

Jenna Roy took 28 sec off 200 breast.

Jacob Girouard: took 2 sec off 100 free.

Nicola Girouard: took 2 sec off 200 free.

Keelan Robineau: took 4 sec off 100 free.


The final meet of the season for those who qualified was the Long Course Championship at Laurentian University June 9-11. Look to future editions of The Times for results.