Pointe-Claire athletes shine at Ontario Junior International

Pointe-Claire athletes shine at Ontario Junior International

Three Pointe-Claire swim team participated in the 6th edition of the Ontario Junior International which took place in Toronto last weekend. In this year’s edition, in addition to Canada’s top 18-year-old swimmers, England and Japan sent some very high performance athletes, some of whom are already amongst the world’s elite swimmers.

The Pointe-Claire Aquatic Club has once again broken several records. The first, which is the pride of Head Coach Martin Gingras, is that for the 6th consecutive year, the Pointe-Claire delegation had the most athletes participating in the competition with 30. According to the coaches present in Toronto, the athletes swam and lived up to expectations. In addition to the many best times, an incredible number of finals, several team records, and 5 provincial records were broken.

Here are the details of the athletes who stood out the most during the weekend:

– Eric Brown:

* 3rd 800 Free à Provincial record 15-17 and team record
* 2nd 1500 Freeàà Provincial Record 15-17 years old and team record
* 3rd 400 Free
* 2nd 4×200 Free

– Edouard Fullum-Huot

* 5th 50 Free 2xRecord Provincial 15-17 and team record (AM and PM)
* 5th 100 Free Provincial Record 15-17 and team record
* 1st 4×100 Free
* 1st 4×200 Free

– Megan Willar

* 3rd 800 Free Team record 15-17 years old
* 2nd 1500 Free Team record 15-17 years old

Moncef Balamane

* 3rd 200 Breaststroke
* 2nd 200 IM
* 2nd 4×100 medley relay

– Stanford Li

* 3rd 400 IM
* 1st 4×200 Free relay
* 1st 4×100 Free relay
* 2nd 4×100 Medley relay

Next step for the athletes will be the Cancun training camp from January 2 to 12, 2020 and thereafter the Knoxville Grand Prix where 12 athletes will represent Pointe-Claire for the next Olympic trials in April.