Cavanagh wins first ever OFSAA Swimming Gold for WDSS

Jack Cavanagh of WDSS

Jack Cavanagh made history at the OFSAA Swimming Championships by winning the first ever WDSS OFSAA Swimming Gold Medal.  Cavanagh clocked the fastest Jr 50m butterfly time in the morning heats and did even better in the finals with a 29.14sec time to touch out 1st for the gold.

All of the WDSS Swimmers did Wallaceburg proud with outstanding performances:

Many swimmers were able to finish with a time that placed them in the top half of the fastest swimmers in the province and advance to afternoon finals.

Shane Outridge, David Metayer, Brandon Hedden and Jack Cavanagh improved their morning ranking by 2 to come in  12th overall in the 200m Medley Relay.  All of the boys improved their times from their morning qualifying races to finish 4th in the B final with Brandon Heddon leading the way shaving off more than 1 second in his 50 free.

Julia Steadman improved her personal best time in the morning races and kept that time in the afternoon b final to place 12th overall in the Jr girls 50m breast.

Jack Cavanagh clocked a personal best time in the 100 Individual medley to place 13th in the morning heats.  He improved that time in his afternoon race to record the 10th best time in the province and 3rd place in the B final.

Torey DePooter moved up to Sr this year and improved last year’s provincial ranking by 14 spots to clock a time that earned her 20th in the province in a field that had less than a second between 20th and 8th.

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    Janet Marentette 11 years

    Congratulations to all the W.D.S.S. swim team, coach Nancy Schinkelshoek and to Jack Cavanagh on his outstanding gold medal performance.