Burlington Masters Spring Splash Swim Meet, Feb 2018
If its the weekend of the Burlington Masters Spring Splash then you can mark in your calendar some sort of weather event. Usually its a snow storm, this year freezing rain after days of steady snow. No matter… the show must go on and it did. With new TOESTees coming out and dipping their toes into the waters of a swim meet for the first time, there was excitement throughout the entire meet. Everyone walked away (or shall I say swam away) with at least one if not several positive moments, and as always a load of technical ‘to-dos’ to add to training.
TOEST had two swim meet newbies – Tom and Tanya – who swam in a range of events from the 50m FR to the 400m FR; Tanya also tested out her Backstroke leading off the women’s 4×50 Medley Relay team. Visit the TOEST.ca website for a few pics from the meet.
Alderwood Teddy Bares Swim Meet, Jan 2018
The 43rd Annual Teddy Bares Masters Swim Meet was this past weekend (Jan 21st) in Etobicoke with over 100 swimmers participating, and with Masters athletes coming from as far away as the Ottawa region. TOEST athletes put in superb swims, and topping it off was our women’s relay team who finished off the meet with…
2nd in the 4 x 50 FR relay
1st in the 4 x 50 Medley relay
Well done ladies! Next up… the BMSC Winter Splash and the Forsey Invitational.
Ontario Summer Games, London Aug 2-5, 2018
Congratulations to Serena Grodski who has qualified for the Ontario Summer Games, and will be competing in both individual and relay triathlon events in London this summer. Serena competed at Triathlon Ontario Provincials in Welland in August last year scoring enough points to place as one of the top 24 Junior females.
In addition, Serena has been permitted by Triathlon Ontario to compete this year at XTerra ‘Mine Over Matter’ off road triathlon to be held in June at the Kelso Conservation Area. Along with her brother, the pair will be looking to see if they can take both 1st place podium positions that mom & dad took last year. What an amazing summer of racing it will be!
MEC Burlington Race #6
On Saturday November 4th, Crawford Lake Conservation Area was the site of the MEC Race #6: a 7.5 km trail run on the trails of the Conservation Area, its boardwalk, and Bruce Trail. With a field of over 100 women, Aimee came in 3rd and Serena coming in just a minute or so behind in 4th female (36th overall) and 1st in the 10-19 age category. The course was challenging with the race director advising caution on the Bruce Trail section which had 700m of technical trail (i.e. large rocks, groupings of rocks and roots). Congrats to Aimee and Serena on great performances at their first ever off road running race.