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2019 Spring Ontario Swimming Champs

Posted by CREST Swimming Team at Mar 11, 2019 11:12AM PDT

CREST Wins the Small Team Banner for third year in a row!


Crest took home Swim Ontario’s Small Team Award at the 2019 Spring Provincial Championships in Etobicoke, Ontario, held February 28 to March 3, 2019. This is the third year in a row Crest has won the Ontario Small Team Award which is bestowed upon the small team with the most points, which are earned by swimmers – in individual or relay events – who place in the top eight spots in competition events.

Swimmers representing Crest at the Spring Provincial Championships included: Taylor Bird, Wyatt Carling, Kelly Guan, Benjamin Loewen, Kevin Park, Lucas Park, Jake Prokosch and Frederic Yoon.

Individual medals went to: Kevin Park (winner of the boys 16 year old high point award), who was Provincial Champion in the 200 Breast, 400 IM, 200 Back and 200IM, and won silver in the 200 Fly and bronze for 100 Back and 100 Fly; Benjamin Loewen (category: male, aged 15) who was Provincial Champion for 400IM, 200 Fly and 200IM and won bronze in 200m Back and 100 Fly; and Lucas Park (category: male, aged 14) who won silver in 50 Free and bronze in 100 Free. Rounding out the boys 15&U relay team with Ben and Lucas were Jake Prokosch and Frederic Yoon who took silver in the 200 Meter Free Relay.

Congratulations to all swimmers for bringing home the provincial banner… again!

Congratulations to Kevin Park!

Based on Kevin Park’s swim performances last year, Swimming Canada has announced that Kevin has successfully qualified to receive financial support via Sport Canada’s Athlete Assistance Program (AAP – also known as “carding”) at the Development Card level.

The funding is to support Kevin’s continued efforts to progress and improve upon his current performance levels.

All members are welcome to attend
Saturday Board meetings: 6:30-8:30 AM
Monday Board meetings: 6:15-8:00 PM

Board meetings:

Monday, November 5, 2018
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Monday, January 7, 2019
Saturday, February 16, 2019
Monday, March 25, 2019
Saturday, April 20, 2019* Easter weekend – potentially may cancel
Saturday, May 11, 2019
Monday, June 3, 2019

In October 2018, Crest swimmers Kevin Park and Benjamin Loewen were named to Swimming Canada’s “2018 Summer ID Team”. The ID Team selection is an initiative of the National Development Teams Program that endeavours to provide Canada’s identified swimmers and their coaches, with the development opportunities to establish the will, attitude and skills required to race to the podium at the Senior International level.

Each season Swimming Canada names four single aged National Development Teams Program “ID” teams for each gender. Age is determined by year of birth, with 66 male and 54 female swimmers identified for the Summer Team.

Kevin Park is 15 years old and has been on the Crest team for six years. Kevin was recognized for several finishing times including 100 Fly, 100 and 200 Breast, 200 IM and 400 IM.

Benjamin Loewen is 14 years old and has been swimming with Crest since 2010. Benjamin was recognized for finishing times including 100 and 200 Fly, 200 and 400 IM and 200 Breast.

Swimmers are named to the Swimming Canada “Summer ID Team” as a result of swimming one of the posted ID Team Times in the 2018 Summer Peak Performance Window (July 1–August 31) and means the swimmer has been identified as an athlete with the potential for high performance. Kevin and Benjamin were also named to the “Spring ID Team” in 2018.