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  • SwimBowen Fundraiser – July 16, 2022
  • Recent Swim Meets
  • 2021 – 2022 Club Records
  • Open Water Swimming
  • Upcoming Events
  • Million Metre Challenge

SwimBowen Fundraiser – July 16, 2022

Some time ago, Debbie Collingwood asked me to publicize the SwimBowen event in this letter. As of today the event is full. Sometime later, Sandy Parkinson let me know that she had registered and was helping to raise money to assist Bowen Island residents to access Cancer treatment that we take for granted on the mainland. She has done very well so far! You can still support Sandy or any other participants on the leader board. Here is Sandy’s story and donation link.

Recent Swim Meets

BC Masters Provincial Championship

The Dream Team – Debbie, Sandy, Sa and Mike

In all, North Shore Masters Swimmers set 16 new club records, 1 BC record and finished first or second in every event.

Canadian Dolphins Masters meet

The meet was sponsored by the Canadian Dolphins Swim Club with Khosro as Proponent and Meet Manager at the Vancouver Aquatics Centre. North Shore Masters had two participants and 2 volunteers. Thanks to Khosro, Antoine, Giselle, Andres and Gisella for your contributions.

Khosro and Doppelganger George

2021 – 2022 Club Records Update

In the Short Course Women’s category here are the new record holders:

  • Giselle Pierre – 200 Breast
  • Sa Boothroyd – 200 Free, 400 Free,
  • Debbie Collins – 100 Breast, 800 Free, 1500 Free

In the Short Course Men’s category here are the new record holders:

  • Greg Sanderson – 100 Back,
  • Scott Weston – 100 Fly,
  • Antoine Cabot – 200 IM, 100 Back
  • Sandy Jamieson – 100 Free, 200 Free, 200 IM
  • Rod Craig* – 400 Free, 1500 Free, 100 Fly
  • Mike Dowling – 800 Free, 1500 Free, 100 Back, 200 Fly, 400 IM

Open Water Swimming

In looking for an interesting Open Water Swimming story, two popped up.

The NorthShore Open Water Swim WhatsApp group is the first. Atta Emami, an avid open water swimmer, proposed the WhatsApp group about two years ago, as a way for open water swimmers to organize swims. At first, I was dubious, but it has turned out to be a great success! Swimmers not only organize swims all year around using it, but share their victories, offer their excuses, trade war stories, and encourage each other.

Atta on the right with some friends you might recognize

A second story emerged last week when Debbie Collingwood reminded us of her long Covid-delayed quest to swim the English Channel by posting the route of her 6 hour, 16 kilometre assessment swim. I am guessing without a wet suit. Congratulations and good luck with your big swim Debbie!

Debbie’s Little / Big Swim!

Upcoming Swimming Events

Coho Swim – Sunday Sept. 11,  8am – 11am at Ambleside in West Vancouver

North Shore Masters Sprint Meet – Saturday October 15 from 2:30 to 7:30 PM

Million Metre Challenge

Our Million Metre Challenge Group has grown by one swimmer this year. We are the top team in Canada, and the first team to reach 1 million metres this year. If anyone is interested in joining please let me know.

Happy Flyday!