Nova Scotia Swimmers Wrapped Up a Successful Camp & Competition at The Mel Zajac Jr. International Swim Meet

17 of Nova Scotia’s top Junior swimmers returned home on Monday following a successful week-long training camp and competition at The Mel Zajac Jr. International Invitational Swim Meet at UBC’s Aquatic Centre, led by Provincial Coach, Lance Cansdale and Coach, Mark McGrann.

The objective of the training camp was to provide top Junior swimmers with focused, long course training, followed by a fast, high-level racing opportunity as swimmers prepare for the upcoming summer Championship window.  The camp included key training and racing strategies that swimmers could apply immediately during the competition.

The Mel Zajac Jr. International Invitational Swim Meet featured top swimmers from across Canada and the United States, including Canada’s Youth and Junior Teams and the USA Junior Team.  Nearly 800 swimmers from 75 teams were in attendance during the three-day competition, May 24-26th.

Many of Nova Scotia’s swimmers achieved personal best times and top places at the competition.  The following swimmers earned top 30 placings:

Name Event Place/Time
Hayden Bartoch 800m Freestyle 11th 8:35.59


200m Butterfly 20th 2:10.02
Madison Bond 200m Breaststroke 17th 2:42.68
Ella Dobson 1500m Freestyle 18th 18:24.57
Hanna Mountford 200m Backstroke 27th 2:21.35
Dean Sangster 50m Backstroke 17th 27.98
100m Backstroke 19th 59.85
Marion Synishin 50m Breaststroke 29th 34.47
200m Breaststroke 27th 2:43.24


Complete list of Nova Scotia Team Members:

Name Home Club
Ethan Boyle Halifax Trojan Aquatic Club
Isabelle Dearnaley
Grace Earle
Liam Ferguson
Ashleigh McKenna
Hanna Mountford
Will Myrer
Marion Synishin
Liya Alexeeva Halifax Wavecutters Aquatic Club
Heidi Bartoch
Hayden Bartoch
Ella Dobson Sackville Waves Aquatic Team
Ryan Jardine
Madison Bond Truro Centurions Swim Club
Dean Sangster
Bo Stokesbury-Price Wolfville Tritons Swim Club
Ava Vial

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