CGCSA Latest Competitions & Results

Masters Provincials, Canadian Pool Lifesaving Championships, & East Coast Games

June 30, 2023

2023 Nova Scotia Masters Provincials

The CGC Swim Academy’s Masters Swim Team put their training and hard work on display at the 2023 Nova Scotia Masters Provincials with excellent results. Hosted at the Zatzman Sportsplex in Dartmouth on April 29th, the Team collected a total of 22 medals (9 gold, 10 silver, 3 bronze) and finished 5th overall!

“We had 7 of our masters team members join us for competition at Provincials in Dartmouth this year,” says Coach Victoria. “For 2 of them, this was their first ever Masters competition! The team continues to set high standards for themselves setting 9 team records, as well as collecting 22 medals along the way. Our masters group continues to grow and thrive, and we are excited to see what next year will bring for the team!”

(L-R): Coach Kylie, Nigel Owen, Cora Johnson, Jacqueline Campbell, Michele Slipp, Coach Mallory, Alex Jones, Molly Parker and Amy Middleton

Congratulations to CGCSA Masters swimmers on another year of outstanding performances at Provincials!

Here’s a summary of the results:

  • Nigel Owen | Bronze in the Men’s (55-59 years) 50m and 100m Freestyle; Silver in the 50m Breaststroke
  • Jacqueline Campbell | Bronze in the Women’s (55-59 years) 50m Freestyle; Silver in the 50m Backstroke and 50m Breaststroke
  • Cora Johnson | Gold in the Women’s (18-24 years) 800m Freestyle; 200m and 400m Medley
  • Alex Jones | Gold in the Women’s (25-29 years) 50m Backstroke; Silver in the 50m Freestyle and 50m Butterfly
  • Amy Middleton | Silver in the Women’s (45-49 years) 50m and 400m Freestyle; 50m Butterfly and 100m Medley
  • Molly Parker | Gold in the Women’s (18-24 years) 50m, 100m and 200m Backstroke; 50m Butterfly; 100m Medley
  • Michele Slipp | Gold in the Women’s (55-59 years) 50m and 100m Freestyle; 50m Breaststroke
  • Owen, Slipp, Johnson and Middleton | 4 x 50m Freestyle Mixed Relay | Silver (160-199 years)

The group set 9 team records!

Women’s 18-24 age group:

  • 800m FR: Cora Johnson, 11:51.13
  • 200 BK: Molly Parker, 2:56.66
  • 50 Fly: Molly Parker, 34.40
  • 400 IM: Cora Johnson, 6:19.82

Men’s 55-59 age group:

  • 50 FR: Nigel Owen, 35.15
  • 100 FR: Nigel Owen, 1:24.60
  • 50 BR: Nigel Owen, 43.07

Women’s 55-59 age group:

  • 50 BR: Michele Slipp, 1:03.03

160-199 Relay age group (all participant ages added together):

  • 4×50 Mixed Medley Relay: Nigel Owen, Michele Slipp, Cora Johnson, Amy Middleton, 2:36.32

To see the rest of the results from the competition, please visit the 2023 Nova Scotia Masters Provincials website.

Canadian Pool Lifesaving Championships

On the weekend of June 10th-11th, 2023, CGCSA Lifesaving Sport Team athletes Senali Jayawarna and Kendra McMahon traveled to Windsor, ON to compete at the Canadian Pool Lifesaving Championships (CPLC). Lifesaving sport is the only sport whose skills are first learned for humanitarian purposes and the CPLC are an opportunity to measure those skills against other lifesaving sport athletes from across the country.

Both Senali and Kendra competed in all 6 individual events: 200m Obstacle Swim, 100m Rescue Medley, 100m Manikin Tow with Fins, 100m Manikin Carry with Fins, 200m Super Lifesaver and 50m Manikin Carry. To watch a replay of the competition, please click here.

Here’s what Kendra and Senali had to say while reflecting on their competition experience:

Kendra – “Participating in the 2023 Canadian Pool Lifesaving Championships was a memorable experience. I have been swimming competitively for the CGC Swim Academy for just over six years, and I was honored to represent the CGC and Team Nova Scotia at the competition. Although I have competed in many Lifesaving Sport competitions throughout my life, this is the first one that I have participated in at this high of a level. I am incredibly grateful that I got to share this fantastic experience with my teammate Senali Jayawarna, as I have known her for much of my time swimming with the CGCSA and she has always been such an amazing and motivating person to be around.  All the other teams and competitors at the competition were really welcoming, and went out of their way to help Senali and I.  Going into the competition I had set a goal to drop time in an event. I achieved this goal in the 50m Manikin Carry event, dropping close to 10 seconds and finishing with a time of 51 seconds. The competition was truly a once in a lifetime experience, and I would like to thank all my coaches for making it possible for me to compete.”

Senali – “Competing in the 2023 CPLC was an experience that was a memorable opportunity, which I am grateful for as I felt proud to represent Team Nova Scotia. I met and befriended some amazing people at the competition from other teams across Canada, who showed kindness, support, and stellar sportsmanship. My fellow teammate Kendra McMahon also displayed so much sportsmanship and support towards me throughout the meet. My personal favourite event was the 200m Obstacle, and although I originally planned on dropping time, unfortunately I didn’t. However in the 50m Manikin Carry I did drop time, which I was quite happy about.”

Way to go Kendra & Senali!

CGCSA Lifesaving Sport athletes Senali and Kendra, Canadian Pool Lifesaving Championships 2023

East Coast Games: Splash into Summer Meet

All the hard work and development over last summer’s swim season paid off for nine CGCSA swimmers. They achieved top 5 in their age groups, earning them a spot on the All-Stars Team. These swimmers were invited to compete as a part of Team Nova Scotia at the East Coast Games: Splash into Summer Meet held at the Q-Plex in Quispamsis, NB. Five of the nine CGCSA athletes competed on June 24th and 25th: Emma Quinton, Cora Johnson, Emily Levy, Senali Jayawarna and Jack Quinton.

(L-R): Emma, Cora, Emily, Senali and Jack

Among the highlights from the meet include (but are not limited to):

  • Cora Johnson | 1st in Girls (15 & over) 100m Butterfly, 50m Butterfly, 100m Freestyle, 200m Freestyle, 100m Backstroke; 2nd in Girls (15 & over) 200 IM; 3rd in Girls 100 IM Eliminator Final
  • Senali Jayawarna | 2nd in Girls (15 & over) 100 Freestyle, 100m Back, 100m Breaststroke; 4th in Girls (15 & over) 200 IM, 200m Freestyle; named one of Team NS MVPs (Most Valuable Swimmer)
  • Emily Levy | Exhibition A-AA qualified/standard Women (15& over) 50m Freestyle, 200m Freestyle, 50m Fly, 50m Breaststroke; 1st in Girls 100 IM Eliminator Final, Girls 15 & over 200 IM
  • 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay (Team NS including Johnson, Jayawarna, and Levy): 1st Place
  • Girls 15 & Over 200 IM Relay (Team NS including Emily Levy): 1st Place

Congratulations All-Stars athletes!

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