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      An Open letter to ALL Memebers of Windsor Essex Swim Team


                       WEST COACHES

                 
WEST Swimmers of the Year
  CONGRATULATIONS to Rachel Rode - the only Windsor swimmer at Summer Nationals in Montreal.
7th place in 50 Back with personal record - 29.72 sec.
Well Done! We are proud of you!
CONGRATULATIONS
to WEST Medalist
at the International Games 2017
Windsor Essex Swim Team is a multi-ethnical sport organization with many members proudly representing their distinct heritages in competitions around the world. This year 7 WEST swimmers very successfully competed at the International Games.
- Michelle Gajewski, Karolina, Klaudia and Matt Konior won medals at every race in  Torun, Poland at the Polonia Games in August;
- Maddy Lavoie won 8 Gold Medals at the Indigenous Games at Toronto in July;
- Kylie Pazner and Mila Tchernenko swam very fast and won medals in Miami, Florida at Maccabi Games in August.
We are PROUD of YOU.
WEST is the BEST !

 
Kylie Masse made a history on July 25,2017
She broke the world record in 100-metre backstroke (Long Course) at the World Aquatics Championships in Budapest, Hungary, becoming the first-ever female Canadian swimmer to win a world title.( Click here  / Wilkipedia )

In the past 29 years (from May 1988) only two Canadian swimmers broke Long Course World Records:
Amanda Reason (WEST swimmer of the year 2008)
on July 8, 2009 set WORLD Record in 50 breast.
Kylie Masse (WEST swimmer of the year 2011-2014)
on July 25, 2017 set WORLD Record in 100 back.

  52nd International Children Games, Jerusalem, Israel
July 29 - August 3, 2018 

Click Here for Games website
International Children Games 2017 , Kaunas, Lithuania. July 6-8, 2017
Congratulations to Silver Medalists in 4x100 Free Relay:
Madelyn GATRALL,  Teressa BILLSON, Julia MARCUZZI, Isidora SEKARIC
We are proud of you, Girls!!!
 
WEST International
July 8 - 9, 2017

WEST International, WIATC, July 8-9
Congratulations to Maddy Lavoie  set a Club Record in 50 Breast - 33.35 sec.
* Sneha Chitte - First time qualifyed for Ontario Festivals !
* Victoria Sexsmith - First time qualified for Junior Nationals !

Special Thanks to Shawn Taylor - our meet manager who made this event a HUGE Success!
Motor City Mile,
Detroit. July 8, 2017

 
Congratulations to Jennifer Agnew, Doug and Emma Diet, who prodly represent WEST at open water competitions.
 
End of the Year
Party

Annual Awards List
(Click Here)
 
  
  
  
 Ontario Summer Festival, June 24 - 25, 2017. Markham.
Abigail Duvall won SILVER medal !
Allisyn Shepherd won BRONZE medal !
Boys 11 - 12 yrs relays (Ryan Ku, Alexandar Lackovic, Kai MacDonald, Danny Sloboda and Michael Taylor) set 3 new Club Records !
Great Job !
             (
Click here for Results  )
Congratulations to Madalyn Gillis - LySports SWIMMER OF THE MONTH
Congratulations from all WEST Masters to Jennifer Agnew - BRONZE medalist in 3 km race at Cancun, Mexico stage of the Global Championships 2017 !
 
A huge thank you goes out to all the swimmers and parents that helped make our car wash a huge success. Isidora and Julia could not have washed all those cars without the support of their teammates. Thank you: Matt, Evan, Henry, Lucas, Jack, Griffin, Martin, Michael, Mara, Petra, Mia, Tea, Zoe, Diana, Daniela, Ava, Marjorie, Nicholas, Antonia, Karolina and Gaspar.
May Winner of the WEST Belt Award is Martin Cheung !
Best attitude and best attendance brought a success ! 
 
WEST finished in 3rd place
in Overall Team Standing
( Click here )
Western Ontario Swimming Association Long Course Championships, June 2 - 4, 2017. WIATC

Very stronge prformance by WEST swimmers, a lot of new qualifying times for Provincial and National level competitions ! Great Job !
             ( Click here for Results )
                       Mile with Smile 2017 (Click here for details)

The Mile with Smile  competition 1500 metres ( 60 lengths of the pool )

will take place at  WIATC and Adie Knox Pool (all swimmers will race once).

  2017 Results (will be updated daily) Click on the group name.  

  SILVER  GOLD  PLATINUM  SEALS  BEAVERS  TEEN/OTTERS/BARRACUDAS

End of the Year Party    ( Click here for Permission Form
Windsor Sprint Meet  Congratulations to Julia Marcuzzi for the first time qualified for Canadian Junior Nationals on July 26 - 31, 2017 in Toronto.  Three more swimmers qualified and total of 68 WEST swimmers will compete at Western Ontario Swimming Association Championships. (Click here for the whole list)  
Congratulations to Ovidiu Ognean - 3 silver medals at Masters Nationals 2017
Good Luck at FINA Masters World Championships in Budapest !
Special thanks to
Rosemary Barbera-Gryn
for creating this PHOTO GALERY
Click Here
 

On May 5 - 7, 2017  WEST hosted the 4th annual Amanda Reason Invitational meet. This meet attracted 711 competitors from 23 teams from Canada and USA. This great event was made possible through the hard work of over 120 volunteers!

Special thanks need to go out to Dina Ozols who acted as meet manager.

Great job by  food services !

 Credit goes out to Jackie Parker, Mei Ouyang, Brian , Charmaine Yu, Julia Bujak, Kristyn Sexsmith and Shawn Taylor who handled technical logistics, and Dave Denyer who helped coordinate the senior officials at the meet.

For those who volunteered at the meet for the first time, we hope you enjoyed your time on deck and please know that you played an important role in making our meet a big success.

    Abigail Duvall first time qualifyed for Ontario Festivals !
 More than 60 WEST swimmers qualifyed for WOSA Championships 2017
              ( Click here for Results )
  Congratulations to Kai MacDonald - LySports SWIMMER OF THE MONTH
 Congratulations to Trophies winners !1st place: Anastasia Diaconu, Nikolaus Bujak.
2nd place: Aislyn MacDonald, Hamza Rama, Ryan Ku.
3rd place: Avery Momotiuk,
Adam Foglia,
Melina Mavromousatakou,
Harry Wei, Alexandra Lackovic and Julia Papanastassiou.

WEST swimmers won 11 out of 30 Trophies..........Great Job !
MSEAL Champs      
 
  April Winner of the WEST Belt Award is Nicholas Martin !
Best attitude and best attendance brought a success ! 

     Congratulations to WEST swimmers Judy Autterson, Ljube Graovac, Lucie Lombardo, Andrei Semenov and Julia Smith with great results at World Masters Games// the biggest participatory multi-sport event in the World, April 21 - 30, 2017, Auckland, New Zealand. More than 28,000 athletes from 106 countries competed in 28 sports// at Olympic Games 2016 in Rio there were 11,000 athletes.

      WEST swimmers won total of 4 medals: Julia - 2 SILVER in 100 and 200 breast, Andrei - SILVER in 50 fly, Ljube - BRONZE in 50 breast !

( Click here for Games Website )

( Video from New Zealand ) 

 Two  WEST swimmers are going to compete at FINA World Championships 2017 in Budapest,Hungary.
At Canadian Trials in Victoria, BC Kylie Masse posted a 58.21 sec in the 100 back for the fastest textile time ever, a new Canadian and Americas Record, and the #3 swim of all-time.
Ovidiu Ognean will race for medals in all breaststroke events in Masters division.
March Winner of the WEST Belt Award is Maddy Lavoie !
Best attitude and best attendance brought a success !
WAC Spring Invitational, WIATC, April 7-9
Congratulations to Lily Pattinson -  qualifyed for Ontario Festivals !
 Starting from this year only Long Course results accepted for all National Competitions in Canada.....for the first time qualified with LC performances:
Maddy Lavoie for Trials, Victoria Sexsmith, Lucas Wang and Eric Yu for Eastern Canadian Championships !
Boys 11-12 yrs ( Ryan Ku, Alexandar Lackovic, Kai MacDonald, Danny Sloboda ) set a Club Record in 200 Medley Relay. WEST relays are the best !
8 WEST swimmers compited for the first time at Invitational Meet
          
Click here for Results)
    Congratulations to Moira Bujak - LySports SWIMMER OF THE MONTH
MMayor of City of Windsor Drew Dilkens is inviting WEST swimmers, coaches and parents who volunteering during FINA World Championships 2016 to special ceremony at 5:30 pm on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at WFCU Arena
  SEAL Meet #6, April 2, 2017, Chatham
Kai MacDonald first time qualifyed for Ontario Festivals !
Congratulations to 5 WEST swimmers, who competed for the first time !
So many personal records ! (
Click here for Results)
  
   
       Congratulatilations to WEST Masters for very successful Ontario Provincial Championships in Markham, March 24-26, 2017 ( Click here for Results )
      Next competitions for WEST Masters will be World Masters Games in Auckland, New Zealand, April 21- 30, 2017 with 28000 athletes from more than 100 countries ( Click here ).
ROCK CLINBING
       Congratulations to Julia Marcuzzi and Isidora Sekaric !
In July 2017 they will compete at International Children Games in Kaunas, Lithuania ( Click here )
        Good luck at the Games !
February Winner of the WEST Belt Award is Victoria Sexsmith !
Best attitude and best attendance brought a success !
       Ontario Spring LC Provincials and AA meet, Brantford. March 1 - 5, 2017
* All WEST swimmers set personal records in Brantford(very slow) pool  
* Luca Chiandussi first time qualified for Eastern and Junior Nationals
* Luca, Martin, Eric, Lucas, Samuel, Maddy, Isidora won medals at Provincials
*  Maddy Lavoie - Provincial Champion
*  Luca, Julia, Eric, Jack, Zoe, Antonia, Victoria, Maddy, Jacquelin and Isidora  finished in top 3(medals) at AA meet
               ( Click here for Results )
              Ontario Winter Festivals, February 18-19, 2017. Etobicoke
                         ( Click here for Results )
 Congratulations to WEST Champions - Alexandar Lackovic and Isidora Sekaric
 Evan Piatkowski first time qualified for Provincials
                        ( Click here for Team rankings )
Royal City Splash. Guelph, January 27-29
Congratulations to Gaspar Lazure - first time qualifyed for Ontario Festivals !
 
7 WEST swimmers compited for the first time at Invitational Meet
WEST relays are the best ! 
Click here for Results)
January Winner of the WEST Belt Award is Alexandar Lackovic !
Best attitude and best attendance brought a success !
                                       SEAL Meet # 4, January 15, 2017 at WIATC
       Aislyn MacDonald first time qualifyed for Ontario Festivals !
       Congratulations to 9 WEST swimmers, who competed for the first time !
       So many personal records ! ( Click here for results )
       Great job by the parents/officials and volunteers !
Secret Santa 2016 Secret Santa Photo Gallery Click Here
International Children Games 2017 ( Click here )
4 fastest girls and 4 fastest boys born in 2002-2004 will be selected by FINA points (SCM and LCM) in any event from the Games Program on March 6, 2017.
Selection period is September 2016 - March 5, 2017.

Standing as of January 04, 2017

Results must be achieved at FINA recognized competitions.
December Winner of the WEST Belt Award is Evan Piatkowski  !
Best attitude and best attendance brought a success !
During first week in February 2017 at swim practices
ALL families will receive a
receipt for 2016

      Federal Children's Fitness Amount Tax Credit

Reduced for 2016, eliminated for 2017 taxation year

Income Tax Act s. 118.03, Regulations s. 9400

The Federal 2016 Budget reduced the 2016 Children's Fitness Amount Tax Credit to $500 from $1,000, and eliminated the tax credit for 2017 and subsequent years.

Ontario Festivals Update        Congratulations to Mara Pascariu and Evan Piatkowski - first time qualifyed for Ontario
Provincial Festivals at FINA Time Trials at World Championships pool on December 11, 2016

         ( Click here for the list of qualifiers )    ( Click here for results )
13th FINA
World Swimming
Championships (25m)

December 6-11, 2016
Windsor, Canada
 Two WEST swimmers successfully competed at Worldr Championships.
Kylie Masse won 2 Silver Medals, Leili Tilvaldyeva competed at the highest level in her swimming carrier!!!!
Over 60 members of the WEST volunteered to make this event the Huge Success.
Ava Taylor gave the Athletes Oath
Michael Taylor made a photo with Michael Taylor
 
  

 
November Winner of the WEST Belt Award is Luca Chiandussi !
Best attitude and best attendance brought a success !
On December 2, 2016
WEST swimmers were
the first who tested
FINA World
Championships pool.
That was fun!
                  
 
2016 Alex Baumann Invitational, November 25 - 27, 2016. Markham
                               

Congratulations to Allisyn Shepherd - first time qualifyed for Ontario Festival
Maddy Lavoie set two Club Records in 200 breast and 1500 free
45 (out of 46)WEST swimmers set personal records

                           ( Click fere for Results )

NOVEMBERSí SWIM PARENTS OF THE MONTH!

Brought to you by Chicken Farmers of Canada and Swimming Canada
Proud Partners for Healthy Living
Congratulations on behalf of the Chicken Farmers of Canada and Swimming Canada!
LOUIE AND CINDY MASSE

Click Here for Article

SEAL Meet # 2, November 13, 2016. Leamington, Ontario.
 Congratulatins to 15 WEST swimmers succesfully competed for the first time  


                ( Click here for results )
 

   41st Swim International, November 11 - 13, 2016. Brantford

* Jacquelin Trudeau first time qualifyed for Provincials
*  Most of the WEST swimmers made finals or finished in top 8 (for 12 and under there are no finals in Ontario)
                         ( Click here for results )
Message from the pool manager at WFCU community pool.

In celebration of our 10 years in business, we are giving away free gift cards with your purchase!
A perfect time to get your teamwear such as warm up suits, backpacks and parkas!
Thank you to all those who have supported my store throughout the years!
You've allowed me to explore my entrepreneurial spirit and I will continue to support our strong swim community.
Ly Sports
 Swim Ontario Rio 2016
Olympic Team and Coaches Recognition
Congratulations on Andrei's coaching achievements in the 2016 Rio Olympic year!
October Winner of the WEST Belt Award is Kennedy Dales !
Best attitude and best attendance brought a success !

  SEAL Meet #1, Aylmer.

WEST  relay Champions :  Avery, Abby, Ava and Sophia AEAL Meet #1, October 23, 2016. AylmerS

 Congratulatins to 12 WEST swimmers succesfully competed for the first time        ( Click here for Results )

                   RHAC Fall Classic  October 21-23, 2016. Markham

* For the first time in WEST history we competed at LC in October.
* Jacquelin Trudeau first time qualifyed for Eastern Canadian Championships
* Madalyn Gillis, Alexandar Lackovic, Michael Taylor and Kyla VanBuskirk became the first record holders for WEST mixed relays
        ( Click here for Results )
     Ticket Information for FINA SC World Champs 2016

                      ( Click here )
September Winner of the WEST Belt Award is Isidora Sekaric !
Best attitude and best attendance brought a success !
Recognition Ceremony of WEST swimmer and Olympic Medalist Kylie Masse.

 

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Training Schedule
Parents/Officials Registration Package

Free Try out and Registration for New Swimmers will be held by appointment (some groups are full).

For more information Please call (519)979-4492 or e-mail at windsorswim@yahoo.ca 


Congratulations to Kylie Masse - the First Olympic Medal for Windsor Essex Swim Team
with Canadian Record in 100 Backstrock - 58.76sec

All swimmers, and former swimmers, and parents, and coaches cheered for Kylie CRAZY HARD !

We are Proud of You !

   
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