Team excels at provincials
Gander Lakers smash club records at Swimming NL championships
The Gander Lakers Swim Club sent 16 swimmers to the Swimming Newfoundland and Labrador Championships at the Aquarena in St. John’s March 23-25.
In the face of tough competition, and with several top swimmers being struck down by a virus, the team excelled at the event.
Some swimmers suffered through just a handful of swims after becoming ill, but persevered in an extraordinary display of resilience and determination.
Dylan Morawski, a graduating swimmer, set new club records in the 200 Free and 4 x 200 Free Relay. Morawski earned three gold medals, two silver and one bronze, putting him into the Top Achiever spot for the meet.
Zach Davidge had third- and fourth-place finishes and set a new club record in the 4 x 200 Free Relay.
Aidan Foote set a new club record in the 50 Breast, and Dominic Kennedy placed fifth, sixth and eighth in finals.
Jake LeCoure placed had one fifth and two seventh-place finishes and set a new club record in the 200 Breast.
Matt LeCoure placed fifth in finals, and Greg Lewis set a new club record for the 100 Free Relay.
Ewan Maclean placed second and fourth in finals, and Finley MacLean had two fourth-place finishes.
Spencer Pittman celebrated six new personal best times, and Emelyn Purcell achieved new personal best times.
Nathan Quinton had fourthand sixth-place finishes, setting three new club records for the 100 Breast, 200 Breast and 100 Breast in a relay.
Nick Rowsell earned a bronze medal, three fourth-place finishes and one fifth, one sixth and one seventh. Rowsell also achieved an Eastern National qualifying time and added two new club records in the 50 free and 200 IM.
Noah Rowsell swam to a bronze-medal finish and claimed one fifth- and one seventh-place finish, setting a new club record in the 4x200 relay.
Iain Tweedie raced to two seventh-place finishes and allnew personal best times. Special thanks to coach Graham Tweedie.
Swimming Canada results Swimming Canada results indicate that Gander Lakers hold 37 spots in the top 100 swimmers in Canada, per each age, per swim. Those who made the results are: Dylan Morawski (14 times), Ewan MacLean (nine times), Nick Rowsell (seven times), Jake LeCoure (three times), Matt LeCoure (twice) Noah Rowsell (once), Dominic Kennedy (once).
The Gander Lakers will be attending an invitational meet in Carbonear, as well as sending three Nationally qualified swimmers to Eastern National Championships in Windsor, Ontario – the most ever in Laker history.
Sixteen swimmers from the Gander Lakers Swim Club set new club records at the Swimming Newfoundland and Labrador Championships in St. John’s from March 23-25