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Calgary Travel Trip

posted Jun 19, 2017, 4:24 PM by Rey Aguilar   [ updated Jun 20, 2017, 7:54 AM ]
The Dad's Club National group traveled to Calgary, AB for this year's Cascade Swimming International Meet. The CSI meet is hosted by Cascade Swim Club and took place on June 2nd -4th at the Repsol Athletic Centre. The meet was well attended by many Canadians teams as well as a team from Germany.  Dad’s Club was the only U.S team in attendance.

Our swimmers did a great job stepping up and racing. Every single one of them earned themselves a second swim in the finals. We had many best times, Dad’s Club All Time top 10, and new sectional cuts.



Sydney Buchman, Emma Clark, Amy Evans, Fernanda Gamez, Brodie Hibbler, Kaley Hoffman, Ellie McLeod, Sophie Newell, Audrey Orange, Morgan Reyna, Claire Smith, Clarissa Vincent, Ellie Vincent, and Jodi Wong


Jeremy Bates, Noah Czelusta, Luke Funderburke, Brandon Mahan, Nathan, O'Neil, Brandon Quinteros, Mark Shoemaker, and Cooper Wozencraft 

Alexandra Buscher (Texas A&M) and Jack Calderwood (Georgetown) who are back home for the summer also made the trip. Buscher competed as Unattached Canada and Calderwood represented Dad’s Club.

Individual Event Champions

Noah Czelusta – 14-15 year old 100 breast

Cooper Wozencraft - 16& over 50 fly and 50 back

Emma Clark – 13-14 year old 200 back 

Alexandra Buscher - 15& over 100 and 200 fly

Brandon Quintero - 16& over 100 free


Marquee 50

EllieMcLeod and Cooper Wozencraft qualified for the final of the Marquee 50 free shoot-out.  In order to qualify for the Marquee 50, swimmers first had to make finals in their specific age groups. The finalists for the shoot-out were then determined by the 8 fastest times from all the different age groups.

The Marquee is an elimination style event which consists of seven 50’s on a two minute interval. The race begins with eight swimmers and slowly dwindles down to only two after the slowest swimmer of each 50 is eliminated.  

McLeod who qualified in 8th position battled her way into the 5th round of the shoot-out (4th place overall). Wozencraft also qualified in 8th position and ended up racing his way all the way to the 6th round (3rd place overall).


Other Notable Swims 
Jeremy Bates
– Breaking the 32 second barrier in the 50 breast.

Luke Funderburke – Achieving his sectional cut in the 200 fly.

Morgan Reyna – Going a best time of 1:00.88 in the 100 free. 

Ellie Vincent - Going a best time of 2:28.35 in the 200 IM.

We ended our Canada trip with a visit to the nearby Banff National Park and also visited Lake Louise. Some of our highlights during our fun day included seeing wild bears with their cubs, hiking and canoeing in Lake Louise.

We would like to thank Cascade Swim Club for being a great host and all the Cascade families who hosted our swimmers throughout the swim meet.

Go Dad’s!