Thursday, February 10, 2011
So far, so good. HHBF has logged 11 provincial qualifiers this season (most in HHBF history) and will be sending 9 athletes (Matt Fox - injured and Karl Massey - Personal). A couple of platinum girls on the bubble and could obtain their standards this weekend at a time trial. Stay tuned.
I feel that Central Regions went okay. We have had better meets in the past, and we have had worse meets. I was particularly pleased that we had so many Blue Fins qualified to go and how many of those qualifiers took the opportunity to swim really well.
Central Region Team Champs swimmers are going to be in a different session than expected because of all of the scratches. We are now a medium sized team, and I must say, I am surprised that more people are not taking the opportunity to swim at a good pool in a championship setting. I have heard that the Family Day weekend created plans that could not be broken... but I believe this was on the schedule very early in the season... In any event, HHBF will vie for one of the top spots in the Medium Team division. It should be a great weekend.
Eastern Canadian Championships (the same weekend) has 4 HHBF qualifiers and 2 will represent HHBF in London (Kyle Haas and Elizabeth Skuriat). This is the most people that we have ever had qualify and the most that we have ever had go. With any luck, Kyle will end up on the podium.
The Halton Cup should be an interesting matchup against MMST. Last season we beat them at Regionals, Provincials, Nationals, Division 2, and we lost to them because not enough people would support this meet. I'm glad that we have very strong support from HHBF swimmers and families this season and we will hopefully come out on top of this dual meet.
Go Blue Fins!