2019 David Fry Nova Scotia Provincial Championships Highlights

Swim Nova Scotia would like to extend a big thanks to our co-hosting club, the Halifax Trojan Aquatic Club, lead by Fiona Gibb and to the rest of their team for the excellent hospitality. Thanks to all parents/volunteers who took the time to officiate and volunteer throughout the weekend; without everyone’s continued support we would not be able to host successful events! Special thanks to Kelley Polley, who led our Officials team- thank you, Kelley!

Thank-you to Alex Young, David Fry’s partner for presenting the high point award winners and the team banners.

2019 David Fry NS Provincial Championships Team Scores

Summary of top achievements:

Top Overall Team: Halifax Trojan Aquatic Club

Top Female Team: Halifax Trojan Aquatic Club

Top Male Team: Halifax Trojan Aquatic Club

Nova Scotia Individual High Point Award Winners:

13 & Under Female- Gianna Mensah, Halifax Trojan Aquatic Club

13 & Under Male-  Ian Monchesky, Halifax Trojan Aquatic Club

14-15 Female- Madison Bond, Truro Centurion Swim Club

14-15 Male- Liam Ferguson, Halifax Trojan Aquatic Club

16 & Female Over/OPEN- Hanna Mountford, Halifax Trojan Aquatic Club

16 & Male Over/OPEN- Jacob Gallant, Fredericton Aquanaut Swim Team

FINA High Point winners:

Female- Hanna Mountford, Halifax Trojan Aquatic Club

Male- Jacob Gallant, Fredericton Aquanaut Swim Team

Provincial Records:

Sophie Rooney, Ella Collins, Gia Mensah, Teah Forbes, Halifax Trojan Aquatic Club, Women’s 13-14 4 x 100m Medley Relay 4:36.93

Hayden Bartoch, Halifax Wavecutters Aquatic Club, Men’s 15-17 1500m Freestyle 16:33.85

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.