Tuesday, April 26, 2011
I have been challenged by a few individuals recently based on a comment I made in last weeks post: namely the quote "HHBF has produced some of the best swimmers in the history of Canadian Swimming." Some feel that this is an over statement. To that, I offer the following evidence...
100FR - 52.38 (26th fastest time EVER for a 15 year old in Canada. 6th Fastest time EVER in Ontario).
100BK - 58.02 (34th fastest time EVER for a 15 year old in Canada. 11th Fastest time EVER in Ontario).
50BK - 27.16 (18th fastest time ever for a 15 year old in Canada. 8th fastest time EVER in Ontario).
200BK (LC) 2:23.21 (45th fastest time EVER for a 13 year old in Canada. Top 20 fastest time EVER in Ontario).
100BK (LC) 1:06.42 (48th fastest time EVER fir a 13 year old in Canada. 25th fastest time EVER in Ontario).
800FR - 9:55.44 (top 300 time ever in Canada for 12 year old girl. 70th fastest time EVER in Ontario).
200FR - 2:15.26 (top 150 time ever in Canada for a 12 Year old girl. 43rd fastest time EVER in Ontario).
Tasha Truscott (former member):
100FLY (LC) 1:01.12 (3rd fastest time in Canada EVER for a 14 year old girl. Fastest ever in Ontario. Former National Record. Current Ontario Record.)
200FLY (LC) 2:18.86 (6th fastest time in Canada EVER for a 14 year old girl. 3rd fastest time ever in Ontario).
Both these swims were done as a Blue Fin. The National records were HHBF records broken in 2010.
This is just a small sampling of what this club has done since 2008. SINCE 2008!!!!! There aren't very many teams that can boast significant performances like these. Lets get excited about this! Lets get more top 100 performances! Lets continue to move forward.
I had a conversation with my old coach, Alan Swanston, recently. He reminded me of something he used to tell my old group when I swam for him: "Its okay to be good. Don't be afraid to be better". I think that is a good thing to remember going into more meets in the LC season. I won my challenge... now my challenge to you all: MORE TOP PERFORMANCES.