Dundas Cactus Festival Parade
Date: August 17, 2017 Evening
We have secured a spot in the Dundas Cactus Festival Parade. We have a handful of swimmers representing HAC, but we would certainly love to have about 50 swimmers AND parents.
We will be walking the parade with the HAC banner. Further details will be posted on Facebook before the 17th, by Natalie Farley.
Any parents who are willing to help and possibly walk with water- please contact Natalie.
The parade is August 17, in the evening.
Looking forward to seeing lots of familiar faces supporting HAC!
Black & Gold Event: Wild Waterworks!!!!
Date: Saturday June 17, 2017
Where: Wildwater Works
Our group had an awesome time at Pavilion III located in behind the water slides. Pics coming.
Open Water Season
It was a great open water race at Gulliver's Lake on Sunday, July 31st. Special thanks for the hard work and dedication of Coach Susie and Coach Carmen for being such excellent coaches and most outstanding people!!
"Everybody did excellent and I honestly had a blast watching these kids owning the water!! Congrats to Craig Woolridge for a second place finish!
Great job everyone!! "
Provincials open water: July 31, 2017.
Carter Olson swam to silver medal (would have been 4th at nationals open water). We also had Brenan Alejado doing his first open water race ever and was 6th and Daniel Kim offering a good battle coming in 8th!
Looking forward to more open water events during the summer!
Long Course Season
New National Age Group Qualifier
Coach Carmen called it. She predicted a new National Qualifier, and it happened!
Congratulation to Carter Olsen for this excellent achievement. It takes a team to make champions, so congrats also to Coach Carmen, The Olsen family, and all team mates. Together we grow excellence!!
FINA World Championships
Our own Lidwine Owase Speers attended the FINA World Championships representing her native country of Rwanda! "I am grateful for the experience and the chance to make it to worlds. Had to give HAC acknowledgment- got here coz of all of you. Thank you."
We are all so proud of you for all you have accoplished in a short time!!
Long Course Regional Meet in Windsor! WOW!!!!!!
HAC placed 5th overall, out of 27 clubs from across our Central West Region. That is a great accomplishment, of which we all can be proud. So many personal bests were swam, they are too numerous to mention. We had a large number of swimmers be in the top 10 to make finals. In addition a good amount of hardware was won by our swimmers with numerous Gold, Silver or Bronze in their events.
Results are posted on Meet Details page, with placings and differentiation of FINALS and Prelims for older kids so you can tell who made finals and what their actual (FINAL) placing was. Also be sure to check out the results formatted on the Swim Rankings site.
Results from the Long Course Competitions mean we have a good sized team going the Festivals (provincials 14 and under)
Let's give a cheer for: Adan Lindfield, Patrick Wu, Kevin Wu, Bruno Garb, Halayna Montrichard, Sophia Calcagni, Amy Tian, Michael Forrester and Ben Pietrantonio.
For provincials and AA HAC swimmers who qualified are from our High Performance group: Nolan Hunt, Brenan Alejado, Carter Olson, Ben Pietrantonio, Hanna Ellis and Sydney Harrison.
Coach Carmen states: "Provincials happen the last week of june, and we are hoping for new junior nationals cuts. Will keep everyone posted about that!"
Of course anyone wishing to cheer our team on an Festivals or Provincials, get the details on or Meet Details page.
Go HAC Go!!
Competitive levels started the long course season with our home meets of the HAC Invitational and Jack MacCormick Annual Meet:
Late March through April was a jam packed time of swimming excitement!
April Novice Meet in Oakville
Training Camp Barcelona, Spain March Break 2017
High Performance, Levels 3 and 4 swimmers had the amazing opportunity to train in Barcelona, Spain
more to come and check out Facebook.
Team Trip: Sherbrooke Quebec
Team Pic in the stands. Bridget and Drew missing because of getting ready to swim finals:
The 11 and older in advance of finals at night
Short Course Season 2016-17
Outstanding! Congratulations to all swimmers, for training hard and winning hard!
The number of Personal Bests (PBs); Regional Times, Festival times, Top 8's and Medallists is, as Coach Carmen says "overwhelming":
"The amount of personal bests achieved during the past February meets is overwhelming!! - Almost impossible to publish!! Coaches delivered truly amazing results!"
It started with the PB's at all the meets, which as Coach Priscy says "is what is most important, seeing kids beating their times".
The social aspect is also important part of the experience. Coach Lisa wrote:
"The standout for me was the "team" feel that our group got to experience, even though I only had 5 little guys there--we went out together with L2/3B families and had a great team dinner - that is what keeps everyone excited and happy about swimming; especially those times when it is a long day at the pool and travel is involved".
The many PBs and the 10&U girls relays (with Halayna M and Amy T joining them) were fantastic for building excitement:
Priscy's L 2/3 Black group took away a lot of hardware at Regionals and Halayna M was outstanding at Festivals, placing 2nd 50free & 200free, she placed 3rd in the 100free. 10& under girls. Patrick Wu did also an outstanding 200 fly, taking 14 sec off. Halayna M, Lucas B, Adan L, Bruno G, Amy T, Patrick Wu, all medaled at Regionals.
Other outstanding accomplishments include the number of Top 8 who completed in finals at Regionals. They included: Sophia P, Michael F, Daniel K, Aneshka F, Stephanie M and the 13-14 female free relay team. Jessica C and Ben P became New Festival Qualifiers at Regionals!
It takes a team to make champions. Go HAC Go!!
Spring Provincials and AA Meet
Congratulations to all of our High Performance swimmers who also have had outstanding results.
At the Provincial Meet, Hanna Ellis joined the ranks of a New Eastern qualifier and HAC swimmers Brenan Alejado, Nolan Hunt, Hanna Ellis and Sarah Hodge all medaled. Jennifer M qualified for the AA division which is part of Provincial meets. This division is a time standard that between a Regional time and a provincial time.
Novice Meet: March 4 Oak at HAC, 2017
HAC novice swimmers really swam their hearts out! So many best times and really good swims! It was awesome! Way to go!
I would also like to say a big thank you to Doris Ragonetti Forrester and Elsa Lindfield - holding a meet at a new location was challenging but you still made it a success. Thanks also to all the other volunteers who helped make that possible!
Big thank you (from our tummies) to Laura Clark-Garrick for organizing pizza to the pool for everyone!