There are five Arnprior Bluefish swimmers to watch for this coming weekend at the 2019 Eastern Ontario Regional Championships at the Nepean Sportsplex. Swimmers must achieve qualifying standard times in order to compete in Regionals.
Hanah Habecker, 11, from Arnprior, is a natural athlete and supportive teammate, dedicated to the sports of swimming and ringette. Hanah qualified in two breaststroke events and will compete in four events this weekend.
Rachel McMaster, 10, from Braeside, is a strong swimmer with a love for speed and competitive meets. She splits her time between the pool and the basketball court. In just her second year of competitive swimming, she has qualified for her first regional championships, and will compete in the 200 metre and 100 metre breaststroke, and two additional events.
Anna McMaster, 13, from Braeside, a spirited teammate and hard working swimmer, can be found singing or on stage when not in the pool. Anna has stepped up in qualifying for her first Short Course Regionals, having competed in a Long Course Championship back in 2016. She will be competing in four events.
Clayton Williamson, 10, from Carp, is a well-conditioned athlete with natural skill for swimming. In addition, he always shows up to practice with a smile and positive attitude. He has qualifying times for all seven of his events and has eight qualifying times for his age group. Clayton will be one to watch in the pool in the years to come. This will be his second Short Course Regional Championships.
Jordan Schaepper, 11, from McNab-Braeside, a focused and accomplished swimmer, has qualifying times for all seven of his events. . This is his third Short Course Regional Championship, and he has twelve regional qualifying times for his age group. Jordan sets high goals for himself in swimming, and works tirelessly to achieve them, taking advantage of all training times and additional learning opportunities. His future is very bright in Canadian competitive swimming.
This is a good warmup meet for both Clayton and Jordan as they are also heading to the 13& Under Provincial Championships in Etobicoke in February.