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Collingwood Clippers swimming past competition

It's been a successful season thus far for the Collingwood Clippers
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Since the start of the Clippers season on Oct. 1, we have attended four away meets and hosted a home meet.  

Our first meet was the Gus Ryder Memorial Cup in Etobicoke on Oct. 27 where 27 swimmers attended. In the 12 and under group we had 13 swimmers, winning a total of four gold, one silver and two bronze medals and the 13 & Over group had 14 swimmers winning a total of four gold, one silver and two bronze medals.

Cole Mitchel stated his season off with a bang breaking club records in the 100 Free (56.49) and 50 Back (28.91).

On Oct. 28 we hosted our home meet, the Collingwood Sprint Cup 2018, where we had 67 swimmers attend (which included 27 of our Jr. Clippers). 88 personal best times were achieved and major time taken off. A lot of fun was had by all. We had a lot of fun swimming relays dominating the competition finishing top seven of eight.

On Nov. 11, we were off to Bracebridge for the Muskat Splash which is a development meet mainly for the Jr. Clippers in the club. 23 Jr. Clippers and seven age group swimmers attended. 67 personal best times were achieved and a ton of time was taken off. We had a lot of fun swimming our main events and relays.

On Nov. 17 and 18, we were in Owen Sound at the McDonald’s Team Challenge, 41 swimmers attended, 20 in 13 and over and 21 in 12 and under. The club finished second in points and won $1,000 with which we purchased an underwater camera system for the club. 

The swimmers achieved 41 first place, 34 second place and 29 third place standings. 167 personal best times were achieved and again major time taken off. Three club records were broken: Cole Mitchell in the 100 Back (1:00.86(, Piper Mitchell in the 100 Back (1:12.51) and Hailey Abbott in the 200 Breast (2:49.02).

From Nov. 30 to Dec. 2, we were in Barrie at the 2018 Trojan Cup. 46 swimmers attended, 23 in the 13 and over and 23 in the 12 and under. 233 personal best times were achieved dropping major time with 18 first place, 21 second place and 25 third place standings. Three club records were broken:  Piper Mitchell broke her own 100 Back (1:12.23), Cole Mitchell in the 800 Free (9:27.26) and 200 Back (2:11.31).

Our next swim meet will be a team travel to the 2018 Trillium Cup in Etobicoke, Ont. from Dec. 20 to 22, 2018.

For more information on the Collingwood Clippers Swim Club please check out our website and on our Facebook page.