Varsity Meet Opens Swimmers Eyes

The Orillia Channel Cats Swim Club recently sent five grade 11 and 12 swimmers to the University of Guelph Varsity Invitational Swim Meet.     This meet provides high school students with the opportunity to race against Varsity level athletes and hear from Varsity Coaches about their program and coaching philosophy.     “It was a great experience for our swimmers, I always take advantage of this meet because I see the value beyond the swimming.”  Says Head Coach Meredith Thompson-Edwards.  “This gives the swimmers the opportunity to check out the campus, talk to the coaches and other swimmers.

Varsity teams from University of Guelph, Wilfred Laurier and York University were in attendance.   Hughie Edwards, Chilyn Fenton, Jack Gordon, Nicolas Rainville and Meghan Wilson participated in the meet.   Individual Results: Hughie Edwards 3rd in 100 and 200 Individual Medley 6th in 50 breaststroke;  Chilyn Fenton 1st 50 butterfly, 3rd 100 freestyle, 4th 400 freestyle, 5th 100 backstroke; Jack Gordon 4th 50 freestyle and 8th 50 breaststroke; Nicolas Rainville 3rd 100 backstroke, 4th 50 backstroke and 7th 50 freestyle; Meghan Wilson 2nd 50 backstroke, 7th 50 butterfly.