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HUNTSVILLE SWIMMERS RISING TO TOP OF PROVINCIAL SWIMMING

 

Five young members of Huntsville based Rocky Island Swim Club, competed at Ontario Summer Festival Swim
Championships on June 1st and 2nd at the University of Toronto.

The Summer Festival brings together the best swimmers in Ontario, aged 13 and younger, to compete together in
one championship meet.

These five Huntsville swimmers managed to finish an amazing 16th position in the province with over 80%
personal best times, bringing home 9 medals and setting 5 new club short course (25m) records at the very
challenging swim meet.

Fin award for most accumulative time reduction went to Mark Cox (10) who dropped 38.8 seconds while the
performance award was shared by Cox and Ally Goldring (10) who each earned medals in four of their six events
in the 10 & under age group. Cox raced to silver in both 100m Individual Medley (IM; combination of all four
competitive strokes) and 200m backstroke while earning bronze medals in 100m backstroke and 200m freestyle.
Goldring earned gold in 100m IM adding silver in 50m and 100m breaststroke as well as 50m butterfly.

Mark’s older brother Mitchell Cox (13) dropped 6.2 seconds off his 200m backstroke to bring home silver while
Samantha Goldring and Kyoka Stone, competing in the challenging 12 year old girls grouping, took off 16.7
seconds in 400m IM and 14.8 seconds in 100m back respectively both earning Festival ‘B’ time standards.

Five Rocky Island short course (25m pool) records were set by the Goldring sisters; Ally resetting the 10 & under
records in 50m butterfly (36.24) and both the 100m IM (1:21.47) and 200m IM (3:00.90) records while older sister
Sam reset the records for both 200m breaststroke (2:58.92) and 400m IM (5:43.41).

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As their coach, I am so very proud of all these young competiors. They have proved themselves in and out of the pool, and I'm very
excited to be working with them in the future!