On the weekend of Jan. 31- Feb. 02, 2020, the Northwest Narwhals Swim Club sent 18 swimmers to participate in the 2020 Northwestern Ontario Long Course Swimming Championships (hosted at the Canada Games Complex by the Thunder Bay Thunderbolts).
The “small but mighty Narwhal’s club”, earned the Best Performing Team Award. This award is given to the team with the highest number of points per swimmer entered. Swimmers representing the Northwest Narwhals compiled 97 personal best times and accounted for 96 medals (47 Gold medals, 32 Silver medals and 17 Bronze medals). A number of ManSask and Festivals times were achieved during the meet as well.
Participating swimmers included Diego Barcena-Martinez, Ana Lucia Barcena-Martinez, Katelyn Battigelli, Elly Bodnar, Paige Brown, Emma Cournoyer, Justin Felix, Liam Francis, Maddox Holmes, Marko Iwanyszyn, Mikayla Lambert, Addison Lutz, Keira Meakan, Ella Opaski, Sara Rittau, Mathew Waddington and Katherine Warkentin. Addison Peckford had a terrific showing in her first meet as well. Three swimmers won awards for the top swimmer in their respective age divisions. Elly Bodnar (9-10 woman’s), Diego Barcena-Martinez (15-over men’s), and Kiera Meakan (13-14 woman’s).
A big thank you is given to the many volunteers who ensured the meet was a huge success for the participants!