NB Short Course Open Championships
This past weekend 270 swimmers representing clubs from New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Quebec competed at the 2014 NB Short Course Open Championships at the University of Moncton. It was a fantastic weekend of swimming hosted by Moncton’s Codiac Vikings Aquatic Club and Meet Manager Stephane Thibodeau. A moment of silence was held during the opening ceremonies to honour our dear friend and NB Official, Per Paasche. We were all very saddened by Per’s passing late last year.
Our NB swimmers broke twelve Provincial Short Course Para Olympic records. Twelve year old, Gabriella Corasaniti from Saint John’s Tide set five new records. Corasaniti broke four records in the S10 Para Olympic’s 50 and 100 freestyle and the 50 and 100 backstroke. Gabriella is the new record holder in the 100 breaststroke for SB09 athletes. Gabriella went home with 6 gold medals, one for each of her events.
Alex Corasaniti, Gabriella’s 14 year old brother, also set two new NB Short Course Records this weekend. Alex is the new record holder in the SB09 Para Olympic 50 and 100 breaststroke for NB. Alex also competed in the Men’s 13-14 age group and finished 2nd in the 100 back, 4th in the 200 free, 5th in the 50 back and 6th in the 100 free.
Fredericton’s Jessie Canney won six gold medals in the PARA Olympic 100 back, 200 IM, 100 breaststroke, 100, 200 and 400 free. Jessie smashed his best times and set new NB Short Course records in the S14 100 back, 200 IM, 100, 200 and 400 free.
The Meet gave awards to the Top male and Top Female swimmer of the meet. This award goes to the swimmer with the most points accumulated over the weekend. The top swimmers in each of the individual age groups are also recognized. Twelve year old Sarah Anderson from Moncton’s CNBO was the Overall Top Female as well as the top twelve and under female winning gold in all of her individual events. Sarah won 50, 100 and 200 back, 50, 400 and 1500 free for twelve and under women.
The Meet’s Top Male
swimmer was Bathurst’s Daniel Greer. Daniel also won the Top Male 13-14 year old swimmer for winning all of his events in that age group. Greer won the 50 and 100 butterfly, the 100 breaststroke, 200 IM, 200 back and 100 free for 13-14 year old men.
The top 13-14 Female Swimmer of the meet was CNBO’s Veronique Cassie. Cassie won the 50 free, 50 fly, 50, 100 and 200 back. The top 15 and over Swimmer was a tie between CNBO’s Madeline Leger and Charlottetown Blue fin, Alison MacEarchern. Madeline won the 15 and over 50 fly, 400 IM, 800 free, the 100 and 200 back and was second in the 50 back. Alison won her five gold medals in the 15 and over 50 and 100 free, 200 IM, 100 and 200 fly and her second was in the 50 breaststroke.
The Top 12 and under Male of the meet was CNBO’s Alexis Martin. Martin won the 12 and under boys 200 IM, 50 back, 100 fly and the 50, 100 and 200 breaststroke. The Top 15 and over Male was Sackville’s Martin Peters. Peters won the men’s 50 and 100 free, the 50, 100 and 200 butterfly and was second in the 200 free.
Thank you to Heather Horwood of the SNB communication committee for submitting this write up.