A mighty group of North Bay Titans swimmers attended the Jeno Tihanyi Long Course Championships this past weekend in Sudbury and brought home several top three finishes as well many personal best achievements.
Noah Swain (15) shaved 18 seconds off his time to capture a gold medal in the 400m freestyle event, while also bringing home a silver in the 200m butterfly event. He now qualifies him to participate at the Age Group National Championship being held in Calgary in late July. He will now join 4 other Titans at the National level event. Swain also swam to bronze medals in the 200m IM, 400m IM and 100m butterfly events on the weekend.
Jaydan Jackson (17) captured gold in the 200m backstroke event while Renee Gagnon (16) landed first place in the 800m freestyle swim. Jackson also swam to a second place finish with a new personal best time in the 400m freestyle and Gagnon swam to a new personal best time in the 100m backstroke event giving her a silver medal as well.
Silver medals were also achieved by Grace Liritzis (13) in the 200m butterfly, Connor Montgomery (15) in the 200m breaststroke, Sierra McCourt (18) in the 200m butterfly and 200m breaststroke, Brittany Pask (17) in the 100m butterfly and 400m IM events.
Dylan Jackson (20) swam to bronze in the 100m and 50m freestyle.
Other Titan swimmers age 13 and over participating in finals were Keltan Baran, Anisha Bhattacharyya, Angelina Racine, Jacob Brost, Steve Cholette, Caitlyn Jones, Kaytlin Legris, Kayley Niemela, Jeremy Sallie, Savanah Thibeault, Katie Tripp, and Regine Wyss.
Personal best times were also achieved by Abbey Krajc and Quinn Schroeder in the 13 and over age categories at the meet.
12 and Under
The Titans also sent a small group of age 12 and under swimmers to the Championship meet in Sudbury.
Chris Uys (12) took home a bronze medal in the 100m butterfly event while brother Bernard Uys swam to fourth place finishes in the 200m IM and 200m backstroke events.
Personal best times went to Olivia Gagnon, Rayna Costello, Evan Kilroy, Emma Lodge, Sheila MacDougall and Hailey Passmore.
As the season comes to an end for most of the swimmers, a small group will continue to train as they will be attending Senior Nationals being held in Edmonton and Age Group Nationals in Calgary. Both meets take place in July.