Swimmers Wrap-Up Racing at the 2019 Speedo Eastern Canadian Championships


27 of Nova Scotia’s top youth and junior swimmers finished their final day of competition last night at the 2019 Speedo Eastern Canadian Swimming Championships in Quebec City at PEPS de l’Université Laval.

Top swims from the final day of competition included another medal for Sackville Waves swimmer, Natasha Sexton Quillan in the PARA women’s 50m Freestyle (bronze) and a fifth-place finish for teammate, Lucy Jardine in the youth women’s 1500m Freestyle. Hayden Bartoch (Halifax Wavecutters Aquatic Club) finished seventh in the youth men’s 200m Butterfly and tenth in the youth men’s 800m Freestyle; and Hanna Mountford (Halifax Trojan Aquatic Club) finished ninth in the senior women’s 1500m Freestyle.

The Halifax Trojan Aquatic Club was Nova Scotia’s top team, and one of Atlantic Canada’s top scoring team after the four-day competition. Overall, there were six Nova Scotia Provincial Records set throughout the weekend and four medals. Madison Bond finished third in the women’s 200m Breaststroke and Sackville’s Natasha Sexton Quillan earned one gold medal in the PARA women’s 100m Backstroke, silver in the PARA women’s 100m Freestyle and bronze in the PARA women’s 50m Freestyle.

Summary of Nova Scotia Provincial Records:

Madison Bond, Truro Centurions Swim Club:

Women’s 13-14 50m Breaststroke 34.66

Women’s 13-14 100m Breaststroke 1:15.48 (prelims), 1:14.45 (finals)

Women’s 13-14 200m Breaststroke 2:40.95 (prelims), 2:39.64 (finals)

Hayden Bartoch, Halifax Wavecutters Aquatic Club:

Men’s 15-17 1500m Freestyle 16:33.41

This long course competition served as an excellent racing and development opportunity for Youth and Junior competitors. Youth age groups were 13-15 for female and 14-16 for male; Senior age groups were 16 & older for female and 17 & older for male.

Nova Scotia Results from Day Four




Gianna Mensah, Halifax Trojan Aquatic Club (HTAC) Youth 50m Freestyle 18th/28.04
Youth 200m Individual Medley 39th/2:33.83
Ashleigh McKenna (HTAC) Youth 50m Freestyle 64th/28.84
Hanna Mountford (HTAC) Senior 1500m Freestyle 9th/18:06.56
Senior 50m Freestyle 26th/27.76
Ethan Boyle (HTAC) Youth 800m Freestyle 32nd/9:03.48
Will Myrer (HTAC) Youth 200m Butterfly 30th/2:15.45
Liam Ferguson (HTAC) Youth 200m Individual Medley 27th/2:17.11
Sophie Rooney (HTAC) Youth 200m Individual Medley 31st/2:32.31
Grace Earle (HTAC) Senior 1500m Freestyle 22nd/19:34.63
Téah Forbes (HTAC) Youth 1500m Freestyle 36th/18:56.68
Liam Ferguson, Marion Synishin, Will Myrer, Sophie Rooney (HTAC) 400m Mixed Medley Relay 13th/4:20.20
Heidi Bartoch, Halifax Wavecutters Aquatic Club (HWAC) Youth 200m Butterfly 31st/2:33.50
Youth 1500m Freestyle 42nd/19:19.69
Hayden Bartoch (HWAC) Youth 800m Freestyle 10th/8:44.67
Youth 200m Butterfly 7th/2:10.89
Youth 200m Individual Medley 16th/2:11.58
Liya Alexeeva (HWAC) Youth 1500m Freestyle 44th/19:22.96
Hannah Forbes (HWAC) Youth 1500m Freestyle 40th/19:11.86
Natasha Sexton Quillan, Sackville Waves Aquatic Team (SWAT) PARA 50m Freestyle 3rd/33.30
Lucy Jardine (SWAT) Youth 1500m Freestyle 5th/17:55.98
Ella Dobson (SWAT) Senior 1500m Freestyle 12th/18:15.77
Juliette Mercer (SWAT) Youth 1500m Freestyle 45th/19:54.96
Ryan Jardine (SWAT) Senior 800m Freestyle 19th/8:55.01
Madison Bond, Truro Centurions Swim Club (TCSC) Youth 200m Butterfly 26th/2:32.23
Youth 200m Individual Medley 23rd/2:30.63
Craig Bush (TCSC) Youth 200m Butterfly 20th/2:18.33
Bo Stokesbury-Price, Wolfville Tritons Swim Club (WTSC) Youth 50m Freestyle 38th/25.85
Youth 800m Freestyle 37th/9:10.29
Ava Vial (WTSC) Senior 200m Butterfly 13th/2:25.38
Senior 200m Individual Medley 30th/2:31.09

Complete Results