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STAFF ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: NOVEMBER 17TH, 2017
Congratulations to our very own Jennifer Hood, Aquatics Director. Jennifer was honored with the Sport Volunteer Award for all of her hard work with swimming. Jenn regularly attends swim meets, transports swimmers, and so much more. Thank you Jennifer for making health and wellness a priority and promoting our swimming community!
SWIM MEET: DALPLEX APRIL 2016
The first provincial long course swim meet (50 meter pool) was held at Dalplex this past week end. There were two meets, a junior meet and a senior meet. No team scores were kept.
The individual results from the Junior Meet were as follows:
12 and under Boys-
Ibaad Hemani placed 2nd in the 200 Breast, 3rd in the 50 Fly, 5th in the 50 Free and 8th in the 200 Free.
12 and under Girls-
Chloe Durling placed 3rd in the 50 Breast and 50 Free, and 7th in the 200 Breast and 200IM.
Bria MacKinnon placed 6th in the 50 Breast.
13 and over Boys-
Alec d’Entremont placed 2nd in the 200 Free, 3rd in the 50 Breast, and 4th in the 100 Breast and 200 IM.
Parker Deveau placed 3rd in the 50 Fly, 6th in the 100 Free, and 7th in the 100 Breast.
The individual results from the Senior Meet were as follows:
15 and over Girls-
Jadyn Hood placed 8th in the 50 Breast.
Hannah Doucette placed 6th in the 50 Back, 8th in the 100 Back
15 and over Boys-
Ian Bullerwell placed 2nd in the 400 Free and 4th in the 50 Breast and 8th in the 200 Breast.
SWIM MEET: MAINE, USA MARCH 2016
Three Yarmouth Y Whitecaps joined 47 other swimmers on the Nova Scotia team headed to Bath Maine this week end to compete in the Maine Jr. Olympic Qualifier. All three placed well in their events earning points for Team Nova Scotia while also earning personal best times.
NOVA SCOTIA SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS AT DALPLEX: FEB 2016
YMCA Member Rachelle d’Entremont Wins Big at the ECC’S
Rachelle’s introduction to the sport of bodybuilding happened during the summer after her first year of University (2007). I started casually going to the local gym in her hometown of West Pubnico where she would see Suzanne (local girl) training for her first figure show. Intrigued, inspired and a bit intimidated, she immediately knew it was something she wanted to eventually pursue.
She started training seriously in March 2015 following a back operation in January 2014 for a herniated disk. Her back was healing nicely and she was antsy to get in shape and lose some weight. At that time she hired a diet coach to get her meal plan on track and a friend helped her with her weight training program.
One thing lead to another, she started seeing results and decided in July 2015 to compete in her first show in Montreal in October 2015. She placed 1st in her height class and took home the overall title.
She continued training and competed in the ECCs in Halifax in December 2015 where she placed first in her height class.
Next stop, 2016 Provinicals in March 2016.
Rachelle says “It has been an amazing ride thus far and the support from friends, family and fellow gym goers has been positive and uplifting; I cannot wait to see how far this journey will take me! Dream big!”
YMCA Member Jenn Leblanc Competes in ECC’s
Jenn has been working out with weights for close to 15 years. She decided to compete after watching a friend train in 2014, and since that time, it was on her bucket list. The more she looked into the sport, the more she knew she had to do it.
To compete meant dedication, so she hired a trainer and spent five to six days a week in the gym for a total of 16 weeks. Her workouts would be anywhere from 2 to 2 1/2 hours a day, towards the end of the preparation.
Preparation for an event like this not only consists of gym time, but lots of travelling to Halifax for posing practice, and hours of meal prep.
Jenn placed 5th in Bikini Masters at this fall’s ECC’s and plans are underway for the spring.
Jenn continues to live a healthy lifestyle, and plans on competing at the Provincials in March 2016.
Staff Member Samantha Comeau places at ECC’s!
Why she decided to do it: She’s always had a passion for fitness. She always told herself she’d compete once she slowed down, once she graduated and settled. The truth is, there is no “better time”. she said. “I’ve had many comments from the gym crew at the Y encouraging me to compete, so I went for it. When you have a passion, you go for it. I started reading books, following people who have competed and asking questions around. I needed to know what I was getting myself into. I thought I knew it all, I wasn’t even close”.
Sam put a lot of hard work into it: She’s a dedicated gym girl. 6 out of 7 days she was here working out. She started “prepping” 12 weeks before the competition. She hired a coach, bought her suit, heels, etc. On top of her training, She is a full time student, worked full time for a school work term and volunteered at the YMCA every Tuesday night. As it got closer to the competition, she trained before and after work and managed to fit in a hour at night for school work. She also spent a few weekends in Halifax for training, seminars and posing practice.
Samantha has many aspirations for the future. Fitness wise, she hopes to grow, continue competition and maintain strong, healthy and happy.
Congratulations to Samantha on a job well done. We wish you much success in the future!
YMCA SWIMMERS PLACE AT ACADIA UNIVERSITY SWIM MEET:
OCTOBER SWIM MEET RESULTS: DALHOUSIE TIGERS IM SWIM MEET
Two of our swimmers performed exceptionally well in their events. All swimmers had to swim a 50, 100 or 200 of each stroke. The results were then added up to make an Individual Medley or IM. Mary Beth Brown won the Senior Women’s 50 Fly, 50 Breast and 50 Free and was 2nd in the 50 Back. Ian Bullerwell won all of his 50’s: fly,back,breast and free. He also swam the Senior Men’s 400IM coming in 2nd. Team Mate Andre d’Entremont placed 3rd in the 50 Fly and 50 Free, and 5th in the 50 Back,
Also notable was Alec d’entremonts’ 2nd place in the 13 and Under 50 Breast, 3rd in the 50 Free and 50 Back. And Jadyn Hood Bent placed 1st in the 13-14 Girls 50 Breast.
The athletes also competed with team mates in a Relay Meet on Saturday to launch the new swimming season.
Yarmouth Triathlon 2015: YMCA Team Scores Big!
Congratulations to our very own triathlon team “J Dogs Splash Flash and Dash” who competed in the Yarmouth Triathlon on Sunday, August 16th. Team members were Josh Bower, Jeff Muise, and Jennifer Hood. They came 1st in the Short Distance Category. Here are the stats:
750m Swim: Josh Bower
40k Bike: Jeff Muise
5k Run: Jennifer Hood
East Coast Championships, New Brunswick July 3-5, 2015
Four Yarmouth Whitecaps: Alec Boudreau, Ian Bullerwell, Mary Beth Brown and Hannah Doucette completed their swim season in New Brunswick this past week end at the East Coast Long Course Championships. They were joined by their university swim mates Charli LeBlanc and Zoee LeBlanc. The girls placed in three relays, 8th in the 4 X 200 Free, 9th in the 4 X 100 Free, 11th in the 4 X 100 Medley Relay.
Charli LeBlanc was 3rd in the Sr 50 Back and 12th in the B Final of the 100 Fly.
Mary Beth Brown was 6th in the B final of the Sr 100 Free.
In the male category, Alec Boudreau placed 5th in both the 12 and under 50 Breast and 200 Breast.
Ian Bullerwell placed 6th in the B Final of the 200 Breast.
There were 35 teams from Maine, Ontario, and all of the Atlantic Provinces.
Ken Dunn Long Course Swimming Championships June 5-7, 2015
Six Yarmouth Y Whitecaps attended the Ken Dunn Long Course Swimming Championships at Dalplex in Halifax this week end.
The Sr. Men’s relay consisting of Alec d’Entremont, Ian Bullerwell, Josh Bower and Dylan Bower, were 5th in the 4 by 100 Free Relay and 5th in the 4 by 100 Medley Relay. The same swimmers were 1st in the 4 X 50 Free Relay.
Also placing in Sr Men’s events were Josh Bower 8th in the Sr Men’s 50 Breast and Ian Bullerwell 7th in the Sr. Men’s 100 Breast.
In the 12 and Under boys events, Alec d’Entremont was 2nd in the 12 and under boys 200 Breast, 3rd in the 50 Breast, 4th in the 200 Free, 7th in the 200 IM and 8th in the 50 Free.
In the Sr. Women’s category Mary Beth Brown was 5th in the 400 Free and 7th in the 50 Free.
Our last meet of the season will be the East Coast Championships in St. John New Brunswick, July 1st- 5th.
Provincial Jr. Whitecaps Championships May 30-31 2015
12 and Under Girls-
Boston Marathon 2015
Yarmouth’s Bobby-Lou Reardon, running her second consecutive Boston Marathon finished with a time of three hours, 48 minutes and 25 seconds.
Denise Robson, formerly of Yarmouth had a great showing, placing third overall in her age group of female 45-49 with a time of two hours, 54 minutes and 11 seconds.
Ontario resident Kimberly Cox also used to live in Yarmouth. Cox registered a time of three hours, 31 minutes and 53 seconds.
Over 100 Nova Scotians took part this year.
East Coast Championships March 6-8, 2015
Seven Whitecaps headed to the East Coast Championships with coach Ginny held over the past four days in Mount Pear Newfoundland in their newSummit Centre. All seven athletes contributed to team points All senior swimmers were awarded points 1st through 16th. Others were awarded points for 1st through 8th.
Here are the individual results by age:
12 and Under Boys: Alec d’entremont-Fourth in the 200 Breast, 50 Breast and 5th in the 200 IM.
Senior Boys-15 and Over: Dylan Bower 9th in the 50 Free and 15th in the 50 Back.. Josh Bower 12th in the 50 Free, 14th in the 50 Fly and 50 Back, and 16th in the 50 Breast. Cameron Boudreau- 7th in the 50 Breast and 9th in the 100 Breast. Ian Bullerwell-7th in the 200 Breast, 13th in the 100 Breast and 50 Back, and 15th in the 50 Free. All four senior males placed 7th in the 4 X 200 Free Relay and 8th in the 4 X 100 Free Relay, 4 X 50 Medley Relay and 4 X 50 Free Relay.
Senior Girls-Hannah Doucette-12th in the 100 Back, 14th in the 200 Free, 15th in the 50 Back and 100 Fly and 16th in the 50 Fly.
Mary Beth Brown won our only medal -Bronze in the 100 Free. She was also 6th in the 50 Free and 200 Free, 11th in the 50 Fly, 12th in the 100 Fly and13th in the 50 Breast.
The Whitecaps were 14th out of 23 Teams.
Staff Member Achievement – February 21-22, 2015
Congratulations to Maxine D’Eon, who won a Gold Medal at the Special Olympics held this past weekend in Kentville. Maxine is the “second stone”, and is wearing her medal proudly while she works. We are very proud of you Maxine! You wear it well.
Swim Meet Results – February 6-8, 2015
Hannah Maillet just moved into the 13-14 age group, and came 5th in the 800 Free. It is a very greulling event, and we are all very proud of Hannah!
Swim Meet Results – January 10-11, 2015
Yarmouth Y Whitecaps travelled to Wolfville for two meets this weekend for an Acadia Senior and Junior Championships. Yarmouth was 5th overall in the Senior Meet and 5th overall in the Junior Meet.
Sr. Meet- The Senior men’s free relay placed 5th with Dylan Bower, Andre d’Enremont, Josh Bower and Ian Bullerwell.
Individual Senior Men placing in the top 6 were Cameron Boudreau- 2nd in the 200 Breast and 5th in the 100 Breast.
Josh Bower was 5th in the 50 Breast and qualified for East Coast Championships.
Andre d’Entremont placed 5th in the 200 Fly.
The Senior men’s medley relay placed 5th with Ian Bullerwell, Cameron Boudreau, Josh Bower and Dylan Bower.
The Senior women’s relay placed 6th in both the free and the medley relay with Kylie Bullerwell, Mary Beth Brown, Brittany Paulick and Hannah Doucette. Individuals who placed were: Mary Beth Brown was 5th in the 50 and 100 Free, and 50 Breast.
The top 6 Individual event winners were:
Hannah Maillet – 2nd in the 12 & under girls 400 Free and 3rd in the 200 Free making East Coast Championships in both events.
Alec d’entremont – 2nd in the 400 Free, 4th in the 50 and 200 Breast and 5th in the 50 Free.
Volunteer of the Year 2014: Tammy Waldron
The YMCA of Yarmouth recognizes Tammy Waldron as our 2014 Volunteer of the Year. Tammy started a few years ago, and wanted to teach a cyclefit class at 6am. She convinced the YMCA to put class in our schedule from Monday through Friday, and shows up faithfully every day to teach anywhere from 6-12 early morning cyclists. Thank you Tammy for all that you do for the YMCA!
Volunteer of the Year 2013: Ellen Cottreau
The YMCA of Yarmouth wishes to congratulate Ellen on becoming our 2013 Volunteer of the Year. Ellen volunteers in the aquatics department and teaches swim lessons to children twice a week. Thank you Ellen for all that you do!
Ryan Shay has been so busy this season competing at wheelchair racing events, not to mention training for them, that he likens it to being his job.
The most recent payday for Shay came when he learned he had been selected to compete at the 2014 IWAS World Junior Games, being held at the Stoke, Mandeville Stadium in the United Kingdom. The event, put on by the International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation, runs Aug. 3-8. Shay left for the UK on July 31. At the games he will compete in the 100m, which he reached standards for, and also the 200m and 400m wheelchair racing events in his age category.
Shay was pretty excited when he received the official notification that he had qualified for the games, not to mention when his Team Canada competition apparel arrived. It’s one thing to compete. It is another to do so while representing your country.
Shay reached his 100m standards to qualify for this world event at a track competition at St. Mary’s University. “I was trying to get standards for both nationals and worlds and I pushed 20.29 which was enough to get me both,” he says. He later pushed standards again at nationals in Moncton. Shay has trained hard throughout the past year for the various events he’s competed at. Aside from training at home, he’s done training camps in Atlanta and Daytona. In May he competed at one of the largest wheelchair competitions in the world that was held in Switzerland.
His ultimate goal is to qualify for the Paralympics in Rio in 2016. It’s a lofty goal, considering he only got into wheelchair racing and athletics throwing last year. Shay has been in a wheelchair since a January 2013 car crash. But he made huge strides in the months following that accident – both in rehab and turning to different types of quad sports – and the former AAA hockey player continues to look forward, not back.
The best adjective to describe Shay is determined.
This determination can be seen at competitions and in training. It can also be seen in posts on his Facebook page: Ryan Shay Paratrack, including one post that reads, “Some people say good things come to those who wait. Truth is, good things come to those who work.”
After this competition in the UK, Shay will get a bit of a break. Aside from some races and track events closer to home, he doesn’t have any major meets coming up. Still, he says keeping busy this past year has been good for him. Actually the word he uses is “amazing.” The training and competitions are expensive so Shay has been looking for sponsors and is appreciative of any public financial support he receives. He keeps people up-to-date on his progress, training, competitions and funding opportunities on his Facebook page.
Still, while he’s kept busy, it also hasn’t been easy. He still has many medical issues he is constantly having to deal with. Being a quadriplegic, it’s par for the course, he says. But as another quote posted on his Facebook page states, “Your body can stand almost anything. It’s your mind that you have to convince.”
Shay hasn’t had any trouble convincing himself of this.
(Reference: The Yarmouth County Vanguard: www.thevanguard.ca)
UPDATES FROM RYAN SHAY WHILE AT THE GAMES:
Aug. 4: So for the U23 400m races they put all the classes together and went by a point system, how close you are to the world record for your class determines your points (system is a bit flawed). Even though I crossed the line last in my heat, I came second last in the point system in my heat. However, I got a new personal best, beating my previous time by 13s with a new time of 1:22.02s!! Pretty excited even though I didn’t make finals. The 200m race is tomorrow, ready to crush that PB as well!
Swim Meet Results May 30 – June 1, 2014
The four Yarmouth Y Whitecaps who attended the Ken Dunn Invitational all placed in the finals of their respective events at Dalplex in Halifax this past week end.
Hannah Doucette was 8th in the 13-14 Girls 200 free and 100 Back. In the same age group, Mary Beth Brown placed 3rd in the 400 Free and 50 Breast, 5th in the 50 and 100 Crawl, and 8th in the 100 Breast.
In the Senior Men, Josh Bower placed 7th in the 200 IM and 7th in the B Finals of the 50 Free, and 50 Back. He was 1st in the B Final of the 100 Free and 8th in the B Final of the 100 Back.
In Senior Women, Charli LeBlanc placed 2nd in the 50 Back, 3rd in the 50 Free, 4th in the 100 and 200 Back, and 1st in the B final of the 100 free and 2nd in the B Final of the 100 Fly. Charli will next represent the Yarmouth Y Whitecaps in Montreal at the Canada Cup the end of June.
Jr Provincial Swimming Championships Swim Meet
Shearwater Air Base
The Jr Provincial Swimming Championships were held at Shearwater Air Base in Dartmouth on May 24th and 25th. It was the last meet of the season for most Whitecaps. Yarmouth placed 6th overall (the meet was won by Sackville Waves).
Josh Bower was the high point 15 and over male winner with a 1st in the 200IM, 200 Free,100 Free, and 50 Breast; 3rd in the 100 Breast, and 2nd in the 50 meter Free.
The relay team of Josh Bower, Dylan Bower, Andre d’Entremont and Brandon Doucette placed 1st in the 4 X 50 Medley Relay and 1st in the 4 X 50 Free Relay.
Dylan Bower also placed well in the Sr men’s events winning the 50 Free, 50 Fly, 3rd in the 200 Free, 4th in the 200 Back, and 5th in the 200 IM.
Brandon Doucette placed 2nd in the 100 Free, 4th in the 50 Free, 5th in the 200 Free and 6th in the 50 Back. Andre d’Entremont placed 3rd in the 100 Fly, 400 Free, 200 Back and 4th in the 50 Fly and 200 IM.
In Senior girls events, Kylie Bullerwell placed 2nd in the 200 Fly, and 6th in the 200 IM.
In 13-14 Boys Ian Bullerwell placed 3rd in the 100 and 200 Breast, 4th in the 50 Back, and 6th in the 100 Back.
Brock Emin placed 4th in the 100 Fly.
Drew Doucet placed 5th in the 50 Back. Drew, Brock, Ian and Alec d’Entremont placed 5th in the 4 x 50 Free Relay.
Alec d’Entremont also placed 5th in the 200 Meter Free, 200 Meter Breast and 50 Breast and 6th in the 200 IM.
The 13-14 Girls 4 X 50 Free Relay placed 6th with team mates Jadyn Hood Bent, Jenna Clayton, Brittany Paulick and Kat Kini.
Brittany Paulick also placed 5th in the 100 Breast.
Isabell Olsen placed 4th in the 12 and under girls 50 Free.
Swim Meet Results – March 28-30, 2014
Sackville Waves Aquatic Club
The Junior meet was Sunday with all swimmers making personal best times in the 50 meter long course events.
Jadyn Bent Hood placed 2nd in the 50 Fly and 5th in the girls 13-14 50 Back, and 7th in the 100 Free.
Jenna Clayton placed 5th in the 50 Fly for 13-14 Girls.
Alec D’Entremont placed 4th in the Boys 12 & under 200 Breast,
Brock Emin placed 2nd in the 13-14 Boys 50 & 100 Fly, 5th in the 50 Free and 100 Free, and 7th in the 200 Free and 200 IM.
Drew Doucet placed 2nd in the 13-14 Boys 50 Back, 5th in the 100 Back and 6th in the 100 Free and 50 Free.
On the Senior side of things,
In 13-14 Girls-Mary Beth Brown placed 1st in the 100 and 50 Free, 50 Breast and 50 Fly, 3rd in the 50 Back and the 200 Free.
In the same age division, Hannah Doucette placed 4th in the 50 Back, 5th in the 50 Free and 7th in the 100 Back.
Andre d’Entremont placed 7th in the 15 & over boys 200 Breast.
Dylan Bower placed 8th in the 15 & over boys 50 Free, 50 Fly, and 50 Back.
Cameron Boudreau placed 3rd in the 15 & over boys 100 Breast and 7th in the 100 Fly.
February 7-9, 2014 Swim Meet Results
The Whitecaps joined the Mariners in Truro this week end (overlapped for the game with the Bear Cats).
We had all best time performances from the Whitecaps. The team placed 8th overall with 15 teams and were the 4th small team. The meet was won by the Dartmouth Crusaders.
Cameron Boudreau won a Bronze medal as the 3rd over Sr male High Point Winner.
He placed 1st in the 50 & 100 Breast, 2nd in the 50 Free and 200 Breast, and 3rd in the 100 Free. He was also in the winning Senior 4 X 50 medley relay team with Andre D’Entrement, Ian Bullerwell and Drew Doucet.
The 4 X 50 Free Relay team with Cam Boudreau, Brock Emin, Ian Bullerwell and Andre D’Entremont placed 2nd with a Silver medal.
Andre D’ Entremont also 2nd in the Senior Men’s 100 Fly, & 200 Back,6th in the 50 Back, 7th in the 100 Breast and 8th in the 50 Free.
In the Senior women’s category, Kylie Bullerwell placed, 4th in the 200 Fly, 4th in the 200 Back, and 8th in the 400 Free.
In 13-14 Boys Ian Bullerwell placed 1st in the 50 Breast, 2nd in the 200 Breast 3rd in the 50 Free, 5th in the 200 Back and 6th in the 200 IM.
Drew Doucet placed 6th in the 50 and 100 Back.
Brock Emin placed 2nd in 100 Fly and 7th in the 50 Fly.
Brock, Drew, Ian and Alec D’Entremont placed 3rd in the 13-14 Boys Free Relay and 5th in the 13-14 Boys Medley Relay.
In the 11-12 Boys Alec D’Entremont placed 6th in the 200 Breast.
In the 11-12 Girls Isabell Olsen placed 4th in the 50 Free.
In the 13-14 Girls, Jadyn Hood Bent placed 4th in the 50 Back, 6th in the 200 Back and 100 Free, and 7th in the 100 Fly.
Brittany Paulick placed 5th in the 100 Breast and 6th in the 100 Fly.
The 13-14 Girls Medley relay team of Jadyn, Brittany, Tyya Goodwin and Shannon Nickerson placed 8th, and the same girls placed 6th in the 4 X 50 Free Relay.
Member Achievement: Anna Woodworth-Gates
YMCA member Anna Woodworth-Gates attended the Santana Anderson East Coast Classic this winter. Anna won first place in the womens’ physique division.
Judges choose a deserving recipient for the X Factor Award from every competitor, male and female, who showed the most potential to go far in the sport. She was presented with a sword for this honor.
Congratulations Anna on all your hard work!
Swim Meet Results: January 11-12, 2014
Senior and Junior Provincial Meet
Charli LeBlanc was the lone swimmer for Yarmouth in the Senior meet, placing 1st in the 100 Back, 2nd in the 50 Free, 3rd in the 200 Back, and 4th in the 100 Free. Charli placed 9th out of 13 teams.
In the Junior Swim Meet, the Whitecaps placed 4th out of 14 Clubs with the following individuals placing in the top 16 scoring positions:
In 11-& 12 Boys Alec d’Entremont placed 5th in the 200 Breast and 7th in the 50 Breast.
In the 11-12 Girls-Tyya Goodwin’s best placing was 11th in the 50 Back and Isabelle Olsen’s best placing was14th in the 50 Free.
In the 13-14 Boys Brock Emin was 5th in the 200 Fly and 8th in the 50 Fly and Drew Doucet’s best placing was 9th in the 50 Back.
In 13-14 Girls Mary Beth Brown placed 1st in the 50 Free, 50 Breast, 50 Fly, 200 Breast and 2nd in the 200 IM.
Hannah Doucette placed 1st in the 200 Free, 2nd in the 50 Back and 50 Fly, 3rd in the 200 IM and 4th in the 200 Back.
Jadyn Hood Bent’s best placing was 10th in the 50 Back,
Brittany Paulick was 15th in the 50 Fly,
Shannon Nickerson was 12th in the 200 Breast,
and Jenna Clayton was 13th in the 50 Back.
In 15 & over Boys Dylan Bower was 1st in the 50 Free, 3rd in the 50 Breast, 4th in the 50 Back and 200 Free.
Josh Bower was 1st in the 50 Breast, 2nd in the 50 Free and 200 IM, 3rd in the 200 Free and 200 Breast.
Cameron Boudreau was 1st in the 200 Breast, 2nd in the 50 Breast, 5th in the 200 Free and 50 Free.
Brandon Doucette was 3rd in the 50 Back, 4th in the 50 Free, and 6th in the 50 Breast and 200 Breast.
Andre d’Entremont was 3rd in the 200 Back, 6th in the 50 Fly and 8th in the 200 Free,
The Relay team of Mary Beth Brown, Josh Bower, Hannah Doucette and Dylan Bower won the 4 by 50 Mixed Gender Free Relay.
Swim Meet November 29-December 1 2013
Charli LeBlanc- was 3rd in the 50 Back with a personal best time and a qualifying time for Eastern Canadian Championships, 4th in the 100 back in a time from the heats that also qualified her for Eastern Canadian Championships, 4th in the 200 Free in a personal best, 4th in the 100 free, 6h in the 200 Back and 5th in the B Final of the 50 Breast.
Mary Beth Brown-was 4th in the B final of the 50 Breast, 7th in the B final of the 100 Crawl, and alternate in the 50 Fly all in Personal Best times.
Cameron Boudreau- was 4th in the B final of the 200 Breast, 6th in the B final of the 100 Breast and 8th in the B Final of the 50 Breast all in Personal Best Times.
The relay team of Jadyn Hood Bent, Hannah Doucette, Mary Beth Brown and Charli LeBlanc was 7th in the 4 X 100 Free Relay.
Swim Meet Results November 21-13 2013
There were three Sprint Eliminators each for women and men, the 50 butterfly, the 50 back and the 50 Breast. The fastest 8 advanced to the semi finals and the fastest 4 advanced to the finals. Charli Leblanc of Yarmouth advanced to two semi-finals, in the 50 butterfly and the 50 back. She advanced to the finals of the 50 fly winning 2nd place in a personal best time of 30.03 seconds, just off national time standards.
Charli also placed well in several other events. She won the 100 Back, the 50 Free , was 2nd in the 100 Free and placed 3rd in the 200 free for senior women.
Also placing at the meet were:
- Alec d”Entremont 2nd in the 50 Breast,
- Ian Bullerwell – 4th in the 50 Breast, 7th in the 13 & 14 200 Back,
- Brock Emin 8th in the 13 & 14 400 Free,
- Mary Beth Brown 7th in the 50 meter free, 50 meter breast and 50 meter fly for 13-14 girls,
- Dylan Bower 5th in the 50 Free and Josh Bower 8th in the 50 Free for Senior men.
Age Group Nationals
Age Group Nationals in PQ July 23-28, 2013.
Charli LeBlanc competed in the Age Group Nationals in Montreal, having set personal bests in the 50 Back, 200 Back, 200 Free and 50 Free and placed 7th in her age group for 16 – 18 year olds in the 50 back. This was an outstanding performance for Charli given that there were 200 teams and 900 swimmers in attendance. This meet marks the end of the Whitecaps 2012-2013 season except for those doing triathlons.
Volunteer of the Year 2012: Leland Whitman
Leland Whitman is one of the YMCA’s spin teachers, and has been a dedicated volunteer during his time with us. He continues to be an inspiration to those who attend his classes, and sometimes come in to do an extra class in case anyone comes early. Thank you Leland for making the YMCA a priority in your life. You are very much appreciated!
Volunteer of the Year 2011: Wanda Mullen
Wanda is one of the YMCA’s spin teachers, as well as a yoga-stretch instructor. She has been involved in the YMCA for many years, and has also been on the YMCA float in the Seafest parade. She has shown that she is always willing to step in when needed, and we thank her for all that she does for us. Wanda, you’re awesome!
Junior Meet April 20th and 21st 2013
11-12 Girls-Tyya Goodwin 4th 50 Back, Jadyn Bent Hood 5th 50 Back, Jenna Sterling-6th 50 Back, Shannon Nickerson-8th 200 Breast.
13-14 Girls-Brittany Paulick had all best times.
13-14 Boys-Andre d’Entremont-2nd 200 IM, 3rd 50 Breast, 4th 50 Fly, 6h 100 Breast and 7th 200 Free.
Senior Meet Results:
13-14 Girls-Hannah Doucette-6th 400 Free, and 8th 50 Fly.
Mary Beth Brown-1st 100 Free, 4th 50 Breast, 6th in 100 Breast and 200 Breast,.
15 and Over Women-Kylie Bullerwell 4th 50 Fly
15 and Over Males-CJ Killam-Personal bests in the 50 Free and 50 Fly.
Member Achievement: Renee Grant-Leblanc
On Sunday, February 24th, 2013, YMCA member Renee Grant-Leblanc competed in the Disney Princess Half Marathon, held at Walt Disney World resort in Florida. The Disney 13.1 mile course travels through The Magic Kingdom, and Epcot Theme Parks, and is a womens’ only focused marathon.
Staff Acknowledgement: Maxine d’Eon
Maxine d’Eon, one of our long-time staff, shows off her Bronze medal. Maxine competed in Special Olympics Nova Scotia in February 2013, and her team won bronze in Curling.
Way to go Maxine!
East Coast Short Course Championships – February 2013
Nine Yarmouth Whitecaps qualified and attended the East Coast Short Course Championships this past week at Dalplex in Halifax. There were 33 teams with over 400 swimmers from teams across Atlantic Canada. Yarmouth placed 16th.
Yarmouth Senior girls scored well in several relays. The team of Charli LeBlanc, Zoee LeBlanc, Mary Beth Brown and Jessie LeBlanc placed 3rd in the 4 X 50 Medley Relay, 5th in the 4 X 200 Free Relay and 11th in the 4 X100 Medley Relay,
The relay team of Hannah Doucette, Charli LeBlanc, Zoee LeBlanc and Jessie LeBlanc placed 4th in the 4 X 50 Relay, and 7th in the 4 X 100 Free Relay. In the Senior Women’s individual events:
Charli LeBlanc placed 5th in the 50 Back, 5th in the 100 Free, 6th in the 200 Back and 2nd in the B Final of the 50 Free and 200 Free.
Zoee LeBlanc placed 2nd in the 200 Breast, 6th in the 50 Breast and 200 IM and 2nd in the B Final of the 100 Breast.
Jessie LeBlanc placed 6th in the 100 Free, and was 1st in the B Finals of the 50 Free, 100 Back and 200 Free and was 3rd in the B Final of the 200 Back.
In the 13-14 Girls individual events, Mary Beth Brown placed 7th in the 50 Breast.
The Senior Mens 4 X 50 Free Relay team of Josh Bower, Dylan Bower, Cj Killam and Max Poole placed 11th in the 4 X 50 Medley Relay and the 4 X 50
CJ Killam won the Para swimmers 50 Breast stroke.
This brings to an end the short course season for these swimmers.
Eastern Canadian Nationals in Montreal.
Charli LeBlanc of the Yarmouth Y Whitecaps set two personal best times, (just missing the B final for the 200 Back). Her 200 back time, put her in 25th place. Her 50 back time put her in 30th place and her 100 back time put her in 43rd place. Charli’s 200 Back time was also a second qualifying time for her for the Canadian Age Group Championships to be held this summer in Montreal.
Charli will be joining her sisters Zoee and Jess and six other Whitecaps: Max Poole, CJ Killam, Josh and Dylan Bower, Hannah Doucette, and Mary Beth Brown in Halifax in two weeks time for the East Coast Championships.
Port Hawkesbury Swim Meet: February 9th & 10th, 2013
In the 11-12 category Jenna Sterling had personal bests in 4 of her events. Jadyn Hood won Bronze in the 50 fly and was alternate in the 50 breast and 50 fly.
In the Senior boy’s category Carlos Friere won Gold in the 200IM, won silver in the 50, 100, 200 and 400 free and won bronze in the 100 Breast.