Pool Sharks Medal at Provincial Festivals

Chatham Pool Shark Genevieve Sasseville receiving Gold Medal for girls age 13, 100 Fly.

Chatham Pool Shark Genevieve Sasseville receiving Gold Medal for girls age 13, 100 Fly.

CHATHAM – The Chatham Pool Sharks made waves at the Swim Ontario Provincial Summer Festivals. The meet brought together Provincial Festival time qualifiers from across the province to compete for top places. The Provincial Festivals is similar to the Ontario Age Group Provincials, except it’s focus is on swimmers 13 years and younger.

Six swimmers achieved Provincial Festival cuts and represented the Chatham Pool Sharks at the meet. Swimmers included: Madelaine Tran, Quinn Matteis, Genevieve Sasseville, Connor McFadden, Matthew Eddington, and David Tran.

Connor McFadden  – achieved his first two Age Group Provincial Cuts by qualifying in the 200 free and 800 free.

Genevive Sasseville- achieved her 10th national time cut by qualifying in the 400 IM.

Overall the Pool Sharks ranked 19th out of 93 teams, brought home 7 medal finishes, and 21 top 8 finishes.

Top 8 results:

Quinn Matteis ( M 11)

  • 50 free- silver
  • 100 free- silver
  • 200 free- silver
  • 800 free- 4th
  • 400 free- 4th
  • 100 fly- 5th
  • 200 IM- 7th

Connor McFadden

  • 200 free- 6th
  • 800 free- 6th

 Boys age 12-13 relay team

  • placed 6th and 8th

David Tran  ( M 13 )

  • 50 free- silver
  • 100 Free- 7th
  • 100 back- 8th

Genevieve Sasseville (F 13)

  • 400 IM- Gold
  • 100 Fly- Gold
  • 50 Free- Silver
  • 100 Free- 4th
  • 200 IM- 5th
  • 200 Free- 6th
  • 200 back- 8th

Head Coach Kyle Pinsonneault noted, “it was an incredible performance by the Sharks. For our small team of 6 to place top 20 overall in the team rankings meant that we swam as well as or better than many of the larger clubs in the province”.

Up next for the Pool Sharks:

Age Group Provincials- June 30- July 30 in Etobicoke

Age Group Nationals- July 27- Aug 1 in Calgary

The Chatham Pool Sharks is a Division 2 Club and currently has nationally ranked swimmers on the team, as well as many provincial and regional-level qualifiers. This is in addition to the developmental programs offered for younger swimmers. For more information about the Chatham Pool Sharks visit www.chathamypoolsharks.com.

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