2017 David Fry NS Provincial Championships Highlights



Swim Nova Scotia would like to extend a big thank you to our co-hosting club, Halifax Trojan Aquatic Club, lead by Tracy Potter and all the officials and volunteers for a successful swim meet. Thank you to all officials and timers who volunteered their time throughout the meet!

Thank you to Alex Young, David Fry’s partner for presenting the high point award winners and to Councillor Tony Mancini, District 6, Harbourview, Burnside, Dartmouth East for presenting the team banners.

We would like to congratulate all the swimmers on a great meet; we have had many personal best times and swimmers qualify for Easterns and the Canadian Swimming Trials. Congratulations to the following swimmers who set new Nova Scotia Provincial Long Course Records:

Nova Scotia Provincial Records Set:

Name Club Age Group Event Time
Nick Bourbonniere, Ethan Boyle, Andrew Barsoum, Bernd, Zwanziger HTAC 13-14 400m Freestyle Relay 4:04.49
Madison Archer, Hanna Mountford, Mei Yin Sanford, Grace Earle HTAC 13-14 800m Freestyle Relay 9:08.13
Nick Bourbonniere HTAC


13-14 200m Butterfly 2:17.33

 Nova Scotia Individual High Point Award winners were as follows:

13 & Under Female- Abby McKinley, St. John Fundy (TIDE)

13 & Under Male- Cass Balfour, Codiac Vikings Aquatic Club (CVAC)

14-15 Female- Hanna Mountford, Halifax Trojan Aquatic Club (HTAC)

14-15 Male- Nick Bourbonniere, HTAC

16 & Female Over/OPEN- Isabel Sarty, HTAC

16 & Male Over/OPEN- Thomas Chafe, St John’s Legends Swim Club (SJL)

FINA High Point winners:

Female- Hanna Mountford, HTAC

Male- Christian Payne, HTAC

Top Overall Team: Halifax Trojan Aquatic Club

Top Female Team: Halifax Trojan Aquatic Club

Top Male Team: Halifax Trojan Aquatic Club

Complete results and scores can be found here.

This swim meet has been named in honor of the late David Fry.  David was not only a remarkable swim coach, but he was an educator and administrator for many years. He was a Director-at-Large on the Swim Nova Scotia Board of Directors and the Canadian Swim Coaches & Teachers Association Board of Directors and an active Learning Facilitator for the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) for swimming.

Coach Fry was well-honored, winning 30 Atlantic University Sport conference titles during his 16 years as the Head Coach of the Dalhousie Tigers; AUS Coach of the year 20 times, Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Coach of the Year twice; and Swim Nova Scotia Coach of the Year twice.  He Coached Nova Scotia Hall of Fame swimmers Andrew Cole and 1984 Olympian Marie Moore along with Keira Aitken (who swam for the Bermuda National team at the 2004 Olympic Games) and David Sharpe (who swam for the Canadian National team at the 2012 Olympic Games).  David Coached with the Wolfville Tritons Swim Club, Dartmouth Crusaders Swim Club, Dalhousie University Tigers and the Acadia Axemen in addition to Coaching several Nova Scotia Provincial Teams, including the 1977, 1981 and 1997 Canada Summer Games Swim Teams where he impacted so many young swimmer’s lives’.

As a highly-respected member of the swimming and coaching communities he has been one of the most influential people in Nova Scotia swimming, and left a positive impression on thousands of swimmers in Nova Scotia, and across the Country. David passed away in October 2016; he is greatly missed by the swimming community.