EDMONTON OPEN MEET REPORT
About 300 swimmers from Alberta, BC, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba and the Yukon gathered at the Kinsmen centre for the first long course competition of the year to race it up in the Edmonton Keyano Open.
Highlight clubs were hosts Keyano, Calgary club Cascade and University of Calgary and the very strong representation from the top two programs in Quebec in the form of CAMO and Point Claire swim club.
CAMO boasted Olympic medallist Katrine Savard and Olympian Mary-Sophie Harvey. Savard showed to be the class of the field in the butterfly events sweeping the 50, 100 and 200 fly events while Harvey was dominant across a broad range of events winning the 200 IM, 50, 100, 200 breaststrokes and 100, 200 backstroke events.
The three-day competition provided fabulous racing opportunities for all swimmers with the three level finals format giving some younger swimmers many shots at finals swims in the same events as the senior athletes. Notable first time achievements from Keyano swimmers was Garrett Brendzan’s first ever Senior National cut in the 50 breast, Noah Thompson’s first ever Junior National cut in the 200 fly and Zach Bowie making his first Alberta Champs time.
Coaches from all clubs were extremely pleased with the meet results as well as the exciting finals format which has brought in more clubs from across the country in the preparations for our Canadian Swimming Trials April 6-10 in Victoria. Extra thanks to allof our outstanding volunteers for putting on such a great meet.
Next up for our Keyano swimmers is the Alberta Provincial Trials in Calgary, March 11-13 and then on to our Alberta Provincial Championships, March 17-20.
Our Ducks at Oilers game has been officially rescheduled to Thu Feb 17!
Join us at the game!
We are opening a second chance to purchase tickets to the Oilers game. Simply click on the link below and search for a ticket that works for you.
We are also offering a second game: Wild at Oilers on Sat Feb 20, which may work even better for some families' schedules. Both games are available for purchase at the link below:
Shot on Net
Ducks at Oilers attendees from Keyano will get to take a shot on net after the game! Swimmers & kids will get the priority here, and then parents in the order of original ticket purchase will be added to the Take a Shot roster up to 75 total people.
Wild at Oilers attendees from Keyano may get a shot on net, TBC based on ticket sales. Swimmers & kids will once again get the priority, with parents in the order of ticket purchase eligible up to whatever limit of shots the Oilers decide they can handle on the night.
Information for the Shots on Net will be sent directly to all ticket purchasers before their game.
The Oilers have extended the option to refund tickets to the original Dec 20 Ducks game, if desired. Please contact Chris at email@example.com to request a refund, which will be forwarded and processed by the Oilers later this week. Refunds are a courtesy only for those who purchased tickets through Keyano's Oiler-Ticket website. Deadline for refund request is Friday, February 11.
See you at the game :)