Sharks Have Bite At Team Championships

Chatham Pool Sharks in Sudbury

The Chatham Pool Sharks team in Sudbury – Contributed Photo

After a tough fight in the chilly waters of Sudbury, Ontario, the Chatham Pool Sharks held their place in Division 2 this past weekend at the Division II Swimming Championships.

Competing against teams much larger than the Chatham Club, the Sharks were able to maintain their standing as a Division 2 Team and achieved a number of medal finishes and 41 top-8 results. This included new regional and provincial cuts, and many personal best times.

When the waters calmed, the Sharks brought home 6 gold, 5 silver, 5 bronze, and 3 additional bronze in the relays, for a grand total of 19 medal finishes.

Leading the way for the Chatham Y Pool Sharks was Madison Broad, who won three gold and a silver. The 14-year-old Wallaceburg resident won the 100 Back (1:04.82s), 200 Back (2:23.42s), and 400 IM (5:10.09s) races, and finished second in the 200 IM (2:32.66s)

11-year-old Genevieve Sasseville, also had a spectacular weekend in the pool, with five top five finishes, including two gold medals in the 200 Free (2:19.64s) and 100 Free (1:05.71s). Sasseville also won silver in the 100 Fly (1:14.47s) and bronze in the 200 IM (2:43.88).

Madelaine Tran was the other Chatham Y Pool Sharks swimmer to stand atop the podium on the weekend, winning a pair of gold herself. Tran, a 10-year-old swimmer, captured gold medals in the 100 Fly (1:29.38s), and 100 Back (1:21.16s). Tran also won silver in the 50 Fly (00:38.57s).

While David Tran didn’t win gold, he also won multiple medals, winning silver in the 100 Back and 50 Free, and a bronze in the 200 IM. Matthew Edlington (bronze in 100 Back) and Connor Cartier (bronze in 100 Fly) were the other individual medallists from the Chatham Pool Sharks.

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