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Thunderbird Spirit Evident at Three Events

Solid results for Thunderbird at three different meets
Jillian O'Donnell in action. Photo submitted.

The CT33 Thunderbirds swim team competed at the Jeno Tihanyi NEOR Huronia Long Course Championships this past weekend at the Olympic Gold Pool at Laurentian University in Sudbury. The event was hosted by the Sudbury Laurentian Swim Club.

This championship event draws in 25 teams from the NEOR and Hurnonia regions of the province and provides competitive long course swimming with timed finals for Swim Ontario swimmers aged 10 and under, 11, 12, and preliminary and finals for Swim Ontario swimmers aged 13, 14, 15 and over.

Top performers at the event were Albert Bouley, 11, Trael Daly Stevens, 15, Jesse Hammond, 17, Evan Kilroy, 16 and Jenna Wall, 14. Jessie Hammond broke the club record for the 1500 metre Free event. Albert Bouley achieved a qualifying time for Provincial Festivals in the 50m Free event.

Swimmers with achieving top three placements were Michael Denomme, 18, Samuel Denomme, 14, Emelia Lainevool, 14, Peyton Paralovos, 12, Riley Periard, 13 and Madilyn Reaume, 11.

Swimmers who landed a spot in the top eight were Timothy Corbeil, 12, Sydney Doidge, 13, Sheldon Kilroy, 14, Noah Papatheodorou, 14, Jaiden Paralovos, 14, Ryleigh Paralovos, 10 and Gavin Wall, 12.

Personal best times were posted by most Thunderbirds with special mention to Sophie Durocher, 10, Grace Hong, 12, Annika Lainevool, 13, Olivia Trottier, 15, Jillian O’Donnell, 15 and Cole Paralovos, 16.

Team Challenge in Markham 


On May 25th to 27th CT33 Thunderbird Swim team members competed at the Ontario Team Challenge in Markham. This team championship event was hosted by the Whitby Dolphins at the Markham PanAm Centre Pool.


Several club records were broken at this event.


Trael Daly Stevens broke club records in the 100m Free long course (LC) event, 200m and 400m Medley events in the short course (SC). Evan Kilroy posted club records in the 50m Breaststroke events in both LC and SC as well as 200m Breaststroke LC event. Samuel Denomme secured club records is both LC and SC events for the 50m Breaststroke. Jesse Hammond broke club record from 2003 in the 50m LC Backstroke event. The men’s relay team, consisting of Evan Kilroy, Cole Paralovos, Jesse Hammond and Trael Daly Stevens broke two club records in the 400m Free and Medley events.


First place finishers at this event were Trael Daly Stevens, Samuel Denomme, Evan Kilroy, Jenna Wall, Sydney Doidge, Jesse Hammond, Ayden Michaud, 14 and Cole Paralovos.


Thunderbirds with top three finishes were Leah Chirico, 15, Sophie Durocher, Sheldon Kilroy, Emilia Lainevool, Jillian O’Donnell, Noah Papatheodorou, Peyton Paralovos and Madilyn Reaume.


Swimmers achieving top ten performances were Timothy Corbeil, Jaiden Paralovos, Ryleigh Paralovos, Katie Sefton, 14, Madeline Tanner, 16, Olivia Trottier, Gavin Wall.


CT33 swimmers with personal best times were Abigail Betsill, 11, Myles Denomme, 11, Annika Lainevool, Rachelle Ouellette, 14 and Drew Sinclair, 14.


Thunderbirds at Fred Rams in Timmins

Seven CT33 Thunderbirds swimmers competed at the Fred Rams Championships 12th-13th. This short course event was held at the Archie Dillon Sportsplex in Timmins Ontario. This Swim Canada Sanctioned event was hosted by Timmins Marlins Swim Club.

First place ribbons were awarded to Albert Bouley, 11, Grace Hong, 12, and Sheldon Kilroy, 14.

Other CT33 swimmers with top ten performances were Myles Denomme, 11, Sydney Doidge, 13, Drew Sinclair, 14, and Isabella Trottier, 10.

Men’s 13-14 200 Free Relay team members Sheldon Kilroy, 14, Albert Bouley, 11, Myles Denomme (11) and Drew Sinclair, 14 captured second place.

Members of the Thunderbird team who have qualified for provincial and national events will continue to train throughout June and July as they prepare for the Ontario Summer Short Course Festival June 15th-19th in Etobicoke, ON and the Ontario Summer Provincials and Ontario Summer AA Long Course Championships in Markham June 28thto July 1st. Jenna Wall, Trael Daly Stevens and Evan Kilroy have qualified for the Canadian Junior Champs July 25th-30thwhich will be held in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

North Bay coaches Pierre Simard, Penny Lecour, Hillar Lainevool and Jennifer Piper said they were pleased with the results from the meets and the success and growth of all swimmers.

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