Aquatic Meet Fills Downtown Pool

The stands were filled at the downtown Aquatics Centre for the WAC Invitational held on 8 April 2017 in Windsor.Photo by Robert Tuomi.

The stands were filled at the downtown Aquatics Centre for the WAC Invitational held on 8 April 2017 in Windsor.
Photo by Robert Tuomi.

(WINDSOR, ON) – It was standing room only for the third annual Windsor Aquatic Club’s Spring Invitational, which ran this weekend at the downtown aquatic centre.

Local swimming sensation Brendan Oswald did not disappoint. Last month the Grade 9 Sandwich Secondary student brought home ten medals, six in individual and four in relay, from the Ontario Spring Championships in Brantford.

At the WAC event his winnings included the individual butterfly and backstroke preliminaries, for 14 year-olds, and both the 200 meter butterfly and the 200 meter backstroke, as well as being a member of the winning team of the 13-14 year old boy’s freestyle relay.

Swimmers congregate in the registration area at the WAC invitational in Windsor on 8 April 2017.Photo by Robert Tuomi.

Swimmers congregate in the registration area at the WAC invitational in Windsor on 8 April 2017.
Photo by Robert Tuomi.

In all, 54 events were completed for boys and girls under 12 years, a few as young as 6, and boys and girls 13 to 17 years. Events included individual races and relays.

The meet was open to both local and distant competitors, including out of the country swimmers. Most were from the Toronto area and swimming clubs closer to Windsor.

At the end of Sunday’s finals, a couple of WAC members earned first place in their categories. This included Jasmine Aden with a winning time of 28.31 in the 15 year-old girl’s 50 meter freestyle and Nicole Depooter in the 16 year-old girl’s 50 meter freestyle with a time of 27.57.

This is the first of three swim meets planned for the aquatic centre this year. The next two are the Amanda Reason Invitational, starting May 5, and the WOSA Regionals, on June 2.

The starting area was crowded for the WAC invitational in Windsor on 8 April 2017.Photo by Robert Tuomi.

The starting area was crowded for the WAC invitational in Windsor on 8 April 2017.
Photo by Robert Tuomi.

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After initially succeeding as a broadcast journalist and achieving senior level assignments, Robert branched out into marketing communications. As a senior executive, primarily in the high-tech industry, Robert created award-winning and comprehensive, multi-faceted initiatives to enhance sales and expand market awareness for some of the largest companies in their fields.Email Robert Tuomi
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