On the weekend of Feb. 29 – March 1, 2020, the Northwest Narwhals Swim Club hosted their 2nd Annual Exterior Finishing Long Course Swim at the Lakehead University Pool.
Seventy-four swimmers competed in the meet from the Northwest Narwhals (21), Dryden Dolphins (6), and the Thunder Bay Thunderbolts (47).
The “Small but Mighty” Narwhals team achieved the highest point production/swimmer of the participating clubs, and accounted 135 medals - 69 gold, 42 silver and 24 bronze medals with 101 personal best times, were achieved by the Narwhal group.
ManSask and Ontario Festivals times were achieved by Mikayla Lambert and Paige Brown respectively.
Participating swimmers included Diego Barcena-Martinez, Malcolm Bath, Katelyn Battigelli, Elly Bodnar, Paige Brown, Liam Francis, Maddox Holmes, Marko Iwanyszyn, Mikayla Lambert, Keira Meakan, Ella Opaski, Alessia Opaski, Aubrie Opaski, Mathew Waddington, Emma Covello, Helen Crowe, Elissa Filice, Charlie Makrides, Kam Paradis, Slate Paradis and Katherine Warkentin. Alessia Opaski, Aubrie Opaski and Charlie Makrides had a terrific showings in their first meet(s).
They displayed true determination and courage, making their club proud.
Next stop for the Narwhal Club is the 2020 ManSask Winter Swim Championship this month in Winnipeg.
A big thank you to Daytona’s restaurant staff for making the after meet meal and medal ceremony as well as the many volunteers from all the participating clubs who ensured the meet was a huge success for the participants!