Nova Scotia Swimmers Wrap Up Competition At the Ontario Junior International

Three of Nova Scotia’s top Junior Swimmers wrapped up competition at the 2019 Ontario Junior International Swim Meet Sunday at Toronto’s Pan Am Sports Centre and returned home yesterday.

The competition took place December 13-15th, with close to 400 of the best 18 and under swimmers from across Canada, Japan and Great Britain.  Many Canadian National Age Group and Senior Records were set throughout the event.

Team Nova Scotia members:

Liam Ferguson, Halifax Trojan Aquatic Club (HTAC)

Sophie Rooney (HTAC)

Marion Synishin (HTAC)

These swimmers will be led by Coach Mark McGrann.

Nova Scotia’s swimmers earned themselves personal best times in all individual events; both Liam and Marion earned themselves spots in the finals and consolation finals in their races.

Name Event Place/Time
Sophie Rooney 200m Freestyle 62nd/2:09.74
50m Backstroke 42nd/31.20
100m Backstroke 39th/1:04.54
200m Individual Medley 47th/2:26.38
200m Backstroke 21st/2:16.40
Marion Synishin 100m Breaststroke 22nd/1:12.76
400m Freestyle 42nd/4:35.59
200m Breaststroke 23rd/2:39.09
100m Freestyle 76th/1:02.51
50m Breaststroke 10th/33.51
Liam Ferguson 100m Butterfly 33rd/58.42
50m Backstroke 13th/27.10
100m Backstroke 14th/57.61
50m Butterfly 20th/26.03
200m Backstroke 27th/2:08.29

Coach McGrann believes that the Ontario Junior International was an excellent opportunity to expose our top Provincial swimmers to an elite international racing environment.  This Swim Nova Scotia initiative was a tremendous investment in developing our Next Gen athletes and an excellent platform for 2020 National Competitions.

Sophie, Marion and Liam were proud to represent Swim Nova Scotia and compete in a field of 2020 Tokyo Olympic prospects, while paving the way for future swimmers in the Province.

For complete results, please click here