Ridley College Successful Swim Meet

The swim team travelled to the Etobicoke Olympium on February 15th for the CISAA finals.  The swimmers have trained hard all season, which was evident at the finals where they were pulling out personal bests.  The Girls Senior team placed first overall and took home the CISAA trophy, which has not been done since 2003!  The Girls Sr. Medley relay (Savannah Cowherd, Stephanie Lam, Bethany Pile and Erica Balcombe) placed first 2:22.43, and the Girls Sr. Freestyle relay (Savannah Cowherd, Jessica Grys, Bethany Pile and Stephanie Lam) also placed first, guaranteeing both relays a spot at the OFSAA finals.   Stephanie Lam destroyed her competition in 100 breastroke (1:19.39) beating the number 2 by five seconds.  Jessica Grys placed second in 50 freestyle (31.11), Abby Morrison placed second in 50 breaststroke (43.08), Bethany Pile placed second in 100 IM, Olivia Park placed third in 100 breast (1:28.55) and Erica Balcombe placed fourth in IM.  All are OFSAA hopefuls.  The boys swam personal bests and shoutouts go to Nelson Hui who placed first in 200 freestyle (2:16.54) and will be competing at OFSAA.  Jesus Serrano qualified for OFSAA in all three events, placing second in 100 IM (1:11.53), 50 freestyle (28.34) and third in 50 butterfly (30.94) beating his time by over a second.  A huge congratulations go out to all the swimmers who have worked incredibly hard this season!  Stay tuned for OFSAA results on March 1 and 2.