Daly-Stevens, Venditti and Picco lead T-Birds at Team III’s

Friday, December 21, 2012   by: Chris DawsonOn December 14th, 15th and 16th the CT-33 Thunderbirds competed at the highly competitive Team III Championship Competition at the Etobicoke Olympium in Etobicoke.

A total of 23 T-Bird swimmers competed in this event and did our team proud.

Leading the team with two second place finishes and fifth place finish was Trael Daly-Stevens in the boys 10 and under 50 Breast, 50 Fly and 100 Breast, respectively. Excelling in the 50 Fly, Trael also broke a club record by seven seconds finishing in 42.56 seconds.

In the boys 11-12 year old category Ryan Venditti posted an impressive four top eight finishes in his five individual events: fourth in the 100 Breast, sixth in the 400 IM, seventh in the 200 Breast and eight in the 100 Fly. Jillian Picco led the girls with three top eight finishes her 11-12 year old category. Jillian was sixth in the 200 fly, sixth in the 400 IM and seveth in the 100 fly.

The remainder of the team, Sarah Allured, Travis Allured, Adam Angelo, Cauri Ash, Rhianna Bovair, Ashleigh Brady, Morgan Brown, Jasmine Busschaert, Jane Chirico, Leah Chirico, Michael Denomme, Samuel Denomme, Elle Louise George, William Hotson, Jenna Manning, Kylie Manning, Rachelle Ouellette, Alex Papatheodorou, Jaimee Reynolds, and Madison Whittet, all achieved personal best times and represented our team well.

Head Coach Pierre Simard and Coaches Penny Lecour and Amy Jackson are very pleased with the team’s results and look forward to hosting the next swim meet at which the team will complete. Please stay tuned for results from the Paula Palangio Memorial Meet, January 19th and 20th, 2013.

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