Over the summer break, Owen Allwood made the extremely long journey to Toronto, Canada where he took part in the Canadian Junior National Championships.
The standard was extremely high and provided a stern test for the 14 year old Owen who was racing against swimmers up to 18 years of age. Even so, Owen was able to qualify for 2 individual B finals.
After a 58.88 for 12th ranking in the 100 Fly, he swam the final marginally quicker in 58.82 leaving him with 15th overall. In the 50 Free style, he swam a 25.29 in qualifying for 15th rank and achieved a better time in the B Final of 24.79 to finish 14th.
Owen also swam preliminaries in the 100 Back swimming 1:03.02 for 46th and 56.68 in the 100 Free for 49th.
These are excellent results for a swimmer of Owen's age who has had to travel so far to compete. He achieved better times in finals than in prelims which is a sign of a maturing swimmer.
Congratulations Owen, we look forward to further successes as the year progresses.
Head of Whole School Aquatics
Head Coach KLASS Torpedoes
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