2015-2016 Meets

Potential Swim Meet dates are being listed under “Meets” across the top of this homepage….check it out!    Click on “Meets”

Congratulations to Festival Swimmers!

Six members of the Orillia Channel Cats Swim Club recently competed at the Provincial Festival Championships for 13 and under qualifiers.       The meet was held in London at the Canada Games Centre, where close to 80 clubs from across Ontario were in attendance.     “We had 6 swimmers qualify, which is up from the Winter Festivals where we had 2 swimmers qualify.”  Says coach Elaine Thompson.   Caleb Near (12) broke the boys 11/12 short course club record in the 100 butterfly (1:16.38) and placed 5th in the boys 12 year old 100 backstroke (1:10.97).    Hayley French (10) swam all personal bests and placed 7th overall in the 100 butterfly as well as the 50 butterfly.    “I was impressed with our swimmers, Caleb dropped 5 seconds in the 100 backstroke and Hayley took off a whopping 15.31 seconds in her 100 butterfly.”  Adds Thompson.    Owen Rosati swam 4 out of 4 personal bests as well, placing 16th in the 12 year old 100 backstroke.   Chloe Smith (12) placed 18th in the 100 butterfly and was just .86 seconds off her personal best.     Blythe Wieclawek (10) and Megan Widmer  (13) were close to personal bests in all four of their individual events and both contributed to the 12/13 year old girls relay team with French and Smith.

Elaine with prov kids

Congratulations to Coach Elaine

11033869_10153161791400622_1125663401512792339_nCongratulations Coach Elaine officially inducted into the Orillia Sports Hall of Fame as a “Builder” of competitive swimming in Orillia.   We are so proud of her, and lucky to have her.     Congratulate her when you see her!

Coach Elaine to be Inducted April 25

Coach Elaine will be inducted into the Orillia Sports Hall of Fame as a Builder of Sport in Orillia.     She has been involved in swimming since 1952 right here in Orillia.     We are so lucky to have her coaching with us and proud to call her our own.    Congratulations Coach Elaine!   Orillia-Cats- (18)