Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Canada Cup 2010

Friday, November 26th, 2010 marks the return of HHBF to the Senior National Stage since 2008. Kyle Haas will be competing in the Canada Cup in Etobicoke, ON where international competitors will meet for the first time this Short Course season.

2 weeks ago, at Swim International, 15 year old Kyle Haas, posted the fastest 15 year old time this season in 100BK of 58.38 seconds. This time is the 14th fastest time for a 15 year old in Canadian history and ranks in the top 330 fastest times ever posted by a Canadian (86th fastest in Ontarian in history). Kyle will swim 50BK, 100BK, 200BK, 50FR and 100IM this weekend. Preliminary heats begin at 10am on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Finals begin at 6pm on all 3 days. Be sure to keep an eye on the blog for updates from the weekend.

I encourage everyone to come down to watch, even if all you can get down for is finals. It should be a very fast meet and you never know who you will see competing. Tickets are usually available at the door, although it sells out fast. $5 for Prelims and $10 for finals. $30 will get you a pass for every session all weekend.
Please email all ticket requests to eswimtickets@gmail.com
Pickup and payment will be at the door on a “Will Call” basis.

It is not very often that HHBF swimmers get exposed to world class racing. Make an effort to get down to Etobicoke this weekend. I learned how to be fast at breaststroke from watching the 1996 Summer Games... you never know what an athlete can pick up from watching someone else.

UPDATE: While I'm at it, I may as well remind everyone about HHBF TEAM NIGHT on Monday and Tuesday of next week. Great deals and an easy way to support our team... A great time to start your Christmas shopping. Don't forget to tell your friends, family and co-workers!