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NEOR 4 - Sudbury

Thunderbirds Fly in Long Course Event

Sudbury, ON –CT33 Thunderbird Swim Team competed at the NEOR Developmental meet last weekend. Swimmers from across the northeast converged on the Jeno Tihanyi Olympic Gold Pool at Laurentian University. This Swim Ontario sanctioned event was hosted by the Sudbury Laurentian Swim Club. This is the first long course meet of the season, providing developmental opportunities for young swimmers.

Owen Baas, 10, posted personal best times, broke club records and placed first in all five events in his age category. Trael Daly Stevens, 16, also placed first in all five of his events breaking club record in the 200 metre Medley event in his age category.

Other swimmers achieving first place finishes were Robby Baas, 12, Abigail Betsill, 12, Albert Bouley, 12, Gabriel Cadieux, 14, Fia Diorio, 12, Evan Kilroy, 17, Ayden Michaud, 15, and Jenna Wall, 15. Wall broke the club record for her performance in the 50m Breast event and competed last week at the 2019 Canadian Swimming Trials at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre in Toronto.

Thunderbird swimmers earning top three placements were Sophie Durocher, 11, Ashley Girard, 18, Jesse Hammond, 18, Sheldon Kilroy, 15, Emilia Lainevool, 15, Brody Marietti, 15, Madilyn Reaume, 12, and Gavin Wall, 13.

Top eight achievements were handed out to Timothy Corbeil, 13, Samuel Denomme, 15, Grace Hong, 13, Annika Lainevool, 14, Meghan Norman, 15, Cole Paralovos, 17, Jaiden Paralovos, 15, Peyton Paralovos, 13, and Isabella Trottier, 10.

Most CT33 Thunderbird swimmers earned personal best times at the event with special mention to Myles Denomme, 12, Noah Papatheodorou, 15, Ryleigh Paralovos, 11, and Madeline Tanner, 17.

The club continues to train with several events happening in April. Thunderbirds will be competing locally at the North Bay Y Invitational Meet April 12th-14th, hosted by the North Bay Y Titans. Qualifying swimmers will be competing at the 2019 Speedo Eastern Canadian Championships April 11-14th and the Team Challenge in Markham April 26th to 28th.

North Bay coaches Pierre Simard, Penny Lecour, Hillar Lainevool, and Elle Louise George said they were pleased with the results from the meet and the success and growth of all swimmers.

For more information or to follow the Thunderbirds go to www.northbaythunderbirds.com. 

Spring Provincial Meets (Jenna Wall, swimming Breaststroke)

Several CT33 Thunderbird team members competed at three different provincial level meets over the past three weeks.

The most recent, Ontario Youth – Junior Championships was held this past weekend at the Markham Pan Am pool in Unionville. This Long Course Championship draws swimmers from across the province who have met the qualifying standards for this meet.

Sam Denomme, 15, earned silver medal in his 100m Breastroke event as well as Canadian Junior National time. Denomme placed sixth in the 200m Breaststroke and 12th in the 100m Butterfly event.

Evan Kilroy, 17, captured bronze medal in the 200m Medley event, fifth place in the 100m Breaststroke, seventh in the 400m Medley and tenth in the 200m Breaststroke.

Jesse Hammond, 18, placed 6th in the 200m Medley event and top 14 in the 100m and 200m Backstroke events.

Sheldon Kilroy, 14, finished in seventh place in the 100m Breaststroke and 9th in the 200m Breaststroke.

Ayden Michaud, 15, competed in three events earning 10th place finish in the prelims for the 200m Butterfly.

Thunderbirds also competed at the Ontario Swimming Championships hosted by the Etobicoke Swim Club February 28 – March 3, 2109. This was also a Long Course event.

Jenna Wall, 15, posted outstanding performances earning a silver and a bronze medal while breaking club records in the 100m and 200m Breaststroke events earning her junior standard qualifying times for the Canadian Swimming Trials being held at the Toronto Pan Am Centre April 3-7 2019. Wall narrowly missed the Senior Standard in the 100 Breast event by only .89 seconds.

Trael Daly Stevens, 16 made finals and placed 7th in the 16 boys 100m Free event as well, placing sixth in the 200 IM prelims. Daly Stevens also improved on his own club record in the 400 Free event.

Evan Kilroy, 17, placed in the top 20 for his performance in the 100m and 200 m Breast events as well for the 200m and 400m Medley events.

Three CT33 swimmers competed at the Ontario Festival Championships held February 16 -17th at the Etobicoke Olympium; hosted by the Mississauga Aquatic Club.

Fia Diorio, 12, competed in the 100m Backstroke, 200m Breast and 200m Medley events. Team mate Owen Baas, 10, competed in six events posting improvements on his own club records in the 50m Fly, 100m Fly and 100m Back events. Robby Baas, 11, competed in four events, posting personal best time in his 100m Breaststroke performance.

North Bay coaches Pierre Simard, Penny Lecour, Hillar Lainevool, and Elle Louise George said they were pleased with the results from the meet and the success and growth of all swimmers.

Follow the CT-33 Thunderbirds at www.northbaythunderbirds.com

Dave Kensit Memorial Championships - Sault Ste. Marie (Photo: Sam Denomme swimming Breaststroke)

SAULT STE. MARIE – The CT33 Thunderbirds competed at the Dave Kensit Memorial Championship at the John Rhodes Community Centre in Sault Ste. Marie last weekend. This Swim Ontario sanctioned event was hosted by the Sault Surge Aquatic Team.

This short course regional championship draws the top Northeastern Ontario competitive swimmers that meet the qualifying standard for the event. The purpose of the meet is to help swimmers prepare for Festivals, and other Provincial Championships. Thirty-three CT33 Thunderbird Swim Team members met the prescribed standards and traveled to Sault Ste. Marie to compete.

Seven teams from across the province attended the event.

Ten year old Owen Baas captured first place finishes in all seven of his events earning him the High Point Award for his age category. Baas also broke three club records in the 50 metre Butterfly, 200m Medley and 400m free events.

Jenna Wall, 15, broke 2 club records in the 100m and 200m Breastroke events.

Other swimmers achieving first place finishes were Albert Bouley, 12, Trael Daly Stevens, 16, Fia Diorio, 12, Evan Kilroy, 17 and Sheldon Kilroy, 14.

Top three finishes were earned by Gabriel Cadieux, 14, Samuel Denomme, 15, Jesse Hammond, 18, Emilia Lainevool, 15, Jaiden Paralovos, 14, Madilyn Reaume, 11, Isabella Trottier, 10 and Jenna Wall, 15.

Thunderbird swimmers finishing in the top eight were Robby Baas, 11, Timothy Corbeil, 13, Sydney Doidge, 14, Sophie Durocher, 11, Grace Hone, 13, Brody Marietti, 15, Ayden Michaud, 15, Jillian O’Donnell, 16, Noah Papatheodorou, 15, Peyton Paralovos, 13, Ryleigh Paralovos, 11, and Gavin Wall, 13.

Personal best times were recorded for CT33 swimmers at the event with special mention to Abigail Betsill, 11, Leah Chirico, 16, Ashley Girard, 18, Meghan Norman, 15, Cole Paralovos, 17, Katie Sefton, 15, and Madeline Tanner, 17.

The CT33 Thunderbird relay teams competed in twenty events earning top three finishes in eleven. The men’s 15 and over relay team consisting of Jessie Hammond, Evan Kilroy, Cole Paralovos and Trael Daly Stevens broke the club record in the 200m Medley event.

CT33 Thunderbirds continue to train and compete. Fia Diorio, Owen Baas and Robby Baas will be competing at the 2019 Ontario Winter Festival Championships February 16-17 at the Etobicoke Olympium Pool. February 18th to March 3rd Jenna Wall, Trael Daly Stevens, Samuel Denomme and Evan Kilroy will be competing at the 2019 Spring Ontario Swimming Champs.

Thunderbirds Ayden Michaud, Jenna Wall, Sam Denomme, Jesse Hammond, Evan Kilroy and Sheldon Kilroy will be competing at the 2019 Ontario Youth-Junior Champs – Sprint from March 7th to 10th to be held at the Markham Pan Am Pool.

North Bay coaches Pierre Simard, Penny Lecour, Hillar Lainevool, and Elle Louise George said they were pleased with the results from the meet and the success and growth of all swimmers.

Follow the CT-33 Thunderbirds at www.northbaythunderbirds.com

Paula Palangio Memorial NEOR 3 Developmental Meet (Photo: Gabriel Cadieux Swimming Breaststroke)

The CT33 Thunderbirds swim team hosted the Paula Palangio Memorial NEOR 3 Developmental Meet held at the 22 Wing Fitness and Wellness Centre Pool at CFB North Bay over the weekend. This memorial event is held in honour of its name sake who worked tirelessly as a volunteer for twenty years in various capacities both at the club level and at the regional level. Palangio received the Swim Ontario Roll of Hour in 2008 and sadly passed away in 2009. It is an honour for the T-Birds to host this meet in her name.

This short course event brought teams from across the north east region together.

Trael Daly Stevens, 16 and Ayden Michaud, both achieved first place finishes in all six of their respective events.

Thunderbirds with first place finishes are Owen Baas, 10 , Albert Bouley, 12, Gabriel Cadieux, 14, Timoty Corbeil, 13, Jesse Hammond, 18, Evan Kilroy, 17, Sheldon Kilroy, 14, Noah Papatheodorou, 15, Gavin Wall, 13, Abigail Betsill, 11, Fia Diorio, 12, Emilia Lainevool, 15, Jillian O’Donnell, 16, Jaiden Paralovos, 14, Isabella Trottier, 10, and Jenna Wall, 14.

Other top three finishes were achieved by Robbie Baas, 11, Sam Denomme, 15, Brody Marietti, 15, Cole Paralovos, 17, Leah Chirico, 16, Sophie Durocher, 11, Ashley Girard, 18, Grace Hong, 13, Annika Lainevool, 14, Rachelle Ouellette, 15, Peyton Paralovos, 13, Ryleigh Paralovos ,11, Madilyn Reaume, 11 and Katie Sefton, 15.

Top ten finishes were awarded to Myles Denomme, 12, Sydney Doidge, 14, Meghan Norman, 15, and Madeline Tanner, 17.

Fifteen first place finishes were captured in the mens and womens and mixed relay events.

Three team records were broken at this event. Trael Daly Stevens broke the club record in the 15 and Over 100 metre Backstroke event. Jenna Wall broke a record from 2007 in the 13-14 year old 100 m Medley event while Owen Baas captured a club record in the 100m Butterfly event in the 10 and under age category.

The Paula Palangio Memorial Meet is made possible by all of the parent volunteers and officials from the Thunderbird Swim Club and NEOR teams.

A special thanks to the Titans for their officiating assistance and to 22 Wing Fitness and Wellness Centre and their staff for accommodating the needs of the swim teams.

The Thunderbirds will be competing in the Dave Kensit Championships in Sault Ste. Marie February 1-3 2019.

North Bay coaches Pierre Simard, Penny Lecour, Hillar Lainevool, and Elle Louise George said they were pleased with the results from the meet and the success and growth of all swimmers.

Follow the CT-33 Thunderbirds at www.northbaythunderbirds.com

Ontario Junior Internationals - Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre (Photo : Evan Kilroy)

Toronto, ON – Evan Kilroy, 17, competed at the Ontario Junior Internationals held at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre. This short course event was sanctioned by Swim Ontario and attracted swimmers from across the globe.

Kilroy qualified for, and competed in, five events over the three days. His performances landed him club records in the 50 metre, 100 m, 200 m Breast events and a fourth club record in the 200 m Medley. He also landed personal best times in all five events.

The Thunderbirds will be hosting the Paula Palangio Memorial NEOR 3 Developmental meet being held at the CFB North Bay Fitness and Wellness Centre Pool January 19th and 20th.

North Bay coaches Pierre Simard, Penny Lecour, Hillar Lainevool and Elle Louise George said they were pleased with the results for Kilroy at the international level.

You can follow the CT-33 Thunderbirds at www.northbaythunderbirds.com

CT33 Thunderbirds Give Back

CT33 Thunderbirds Give Back

The North Bay CT33 Thunderbird Swim Club gave back to their community this past weekend. The swimmers decided to forgo the annual seasonal gift exchange again this year and opted to give to the community.

Members of the team and their families purchased items such as pajamas, blankets, toys, infant items, arts and craft supplies, learning toys as well as items for the parents. The team gathered together this past Saturday to celebrate their efforts with a potluck breakfast and social time.

Thunderbird team member, Evan Kilroy, will be competing at the Ontario Junior International event which will be held at the Toronto Pan Am Centre as part of the North Eastern Ontario Region (NEOR) Tour Team, December 14-16. Evan qualified for the event and the Tour Team with his time in the 100 M breaststroke.

The Thunderbirds will be hosting the Paula Palangio Memorial NEOR 3 Developmental meet being held at the CFB North Bay Fitness and Wellness Centre Pool January 19th and 20th.

The team is looking forward to the New Year and will continue to train with coaches Pierre Simard, Penny Lecour, Hillar Lainevool and Elle Louise George during the Christmas break.

You can follow the CT-33 Thunderbirds at www.northbaythunderbirds.com

2018 Barrie Aquafest - (Photo: Sheldon Kilroy)

Barrie, ON - CT33 Thunderbirds competed November 2nd to 4th at the 2018 Barrie Aquafest. This Swim Ontario Sanctioned event was hosted by the Barrie Trojan Swim Club at the East Bayfield Community Centre. This was an open age group meet where 12 year olds and under swam timed finals and 13 year olds and older swam heats and finals where the top 16 swimmers advanced to finals.

Ten year old Owen Baas broke five club records in the 100 metre Backstroke, 100m Butterfly, 100m Medley, 200m Freestyle and 400m Freestyle event. The 100m Backstroke record was from 2003. His performance yielded 4 first place and 2 second place finishes.

Evan Kilroy, 16, broke two club records in the 50m and 100m Breaststroke events. Kilroy earned top three placements with his performance.

Trael Daly Stevens, 15, broke the 200m Freestyle club record while earning five first place finishes at the event.

Jenna Wall, 14, broke the club record for the 100m Breaststroke and earned 2 first place finishes.

Other T-Birds with first place finishes are Timothy Corbeil, 12, Ashley Girard, 18 and Peyton Paralovos, 12.

Team members achieving top three finishes are Robby Baas, 11, Fia Diorio, 12, Sheldon Kilroy ,14, and Brody Marietti, 14.

Samuel Denomme, 15, Grace Hong, 12, Emilia Lainevool, 15, Ayden Michaud, 15, Cole Paralovos, 16, Jaiden Paralovos, 14, Madilyn Reaume, 11, Isabella Trottier, 10, and Gavin Wall, 13, achieved top 8 placements at the event.

Personal best times were achieved by most swimmers with special mention to Abigail Betsill, 11, Myles Denomme, 11, Sydney Doidge, 14, Annika Lainevool, 13, Rachelle Ouellette, 15, Ryleigh Paralovos, 11 and Katie Sefton, 15.

Parent volunteer, Craig Paralovos, recently received certification as a Level III Official. Some of the elements required to achieve Level III include completing 8 clinics, being successfully evaluated in 5 or more positions at least 2 times as well as conducting and instructing new officials. The Thunderbird team congratulates Craig on this achievement.

North Bay coaches Pierre Simard, Penny Lecour, Hillar Lainevool and Elle Louise George said they were pleased with the results from the meet and the success and growth of all swimmers.

Follow the CT-33 Thunderbirds at www.northbaythunderbirds.com

NEOR 2 - YMCA, North Bay and Top Fish - Gatchell Pool, Sudbury (Photo: Brody Marietti swimming Freestyle, Photo Credit Sucha Diorio)

Thunderbirds Consistent at Local Meet

North Bay, ON - CT33 Thunderbird swimmers competed against teams from across Northeastern Ontario at the second NEOR Developmental meet held at the North Bay YMCA this past weekend. This Swim Ontario sanctioned event was hosted by the North Bay Y Titans.

Owen Baas, 10, and team mate Brody Marietti, 14, lead the team, capturing six first place finishes in their events over the course of the weekend.

Club records were broken by Trael Daly Stevens in the 100 metre IM while team mate Owen Baas, 10, broke club records in the 100 m and 200m Backstroke.

Other Thunderbirds with capturing first place were Robby Baas, 11, Gabriel Cadieux, 14, Timothy Corbeil, 12, Trael Daly Stevens, 15, Jesse Hammond, 18, Evan Kilroy, 17, Sheldon Kilroy, 14, Noah Papatheodorou, 15, Cole Paralovos, 16, Abigail Betsill, 11, Leah Chirico, 16, Fia Diorio, 12, Sydney Doidge, 14, Sophie Durocher, 10, Ashley Girard, 18, Grace Hong, 12, Emilia Lainevool, 15, Jillian O’Donnell, 16, Jaiden Paralovos, 14, Peyton Paralovos, 12, Madilyn Reaume, 11 and Jenna Wall,14.

Top three achievements we awarded to Albert Bouley, 12, Gavin Wall,13, Annika Lainevool, 13, Ayden Michaud, 15, Ryleigh Paralovos, 11, , Katie Sefton,15, Madeline Tanner,16, and Isabella Trottier, 10.

Swimmers with top 10 finishes were Meghan Norman, 15 and Rachelle Ouellette, 15.

The men’s relay teams dominated the events with six first place finishes while the women captured three first place finishes and one second place finish.

Sudbury, ON – Three CT33 Thunderbird swimmers aged 12 and under competed against teams from across Northeastern Ontario at the first Top Fish Meet of the season in Sudbury on the weekend. The Swim Ontario Sanctioned event was hosted by Nickel City Aquatics at the Gatchell pool.

Sophie Durocher, 11, led the trio with one first place, 3 second place finishes and one third. Grace Hong, 12, in second place in four events and one third. Isabella Trottier, 10, had one first place finish and top ten placement in three other events.

Personal best times were recorded by a majority of CT33 swimmers.

North Bay coaches Pierre Simard, Penny Lecour, Hillar Lainevool and Elle Louise George said they were pleased with the results from the meet and the success and growth of all swimmers.

You can follow the CT-33 Thunderbirds at www.northbaythunderbirds.com

STRONG START for CT33 THUNDERBIRDS NEOR DEVELOPMENTAL MEET (OCT 2018)

CT33 Swimmers competed against sixteen teams across North Eastern Ontario at the Jeno Tihanyi Olympic Gold Pool, Laurentian University in Sudbury on the weekend. The Swim Ontario sanctioned event spanned across two days and was hosted by the Sudbury Laurentian Swim Club. This was the first short course competition of the season for the Thunderbirds.

The Thunderbird team had a strong showing at the event with all swimmers achieving top 10 performances.

Owen Baas, 10, captured first place finishes in six events over the course of the competition, posting personal best times in all six events. Trael Daly Stevens, 15, posted three first place finishes along with a club record in the 200 metre Free event. Other Thunderbirds with first place finishes were Robby Baas, 11, Gabriel Cadieux, 14, Fia Diorio, 12, Sophie Durocher, 10, Evan Kilroy, 16, Sheldon Kilroy, 14, Cole Paralovos, 16, Peyton Paralovos, 12, Ryleigh Paralovos, 10, Madilyn Reaume, 11, and Jenna Wall, 14.

Other Thunderbird swimmers with top three performances were Timothy Corbeil, 12, Samuel Denomme, 15, Emilia Lainevool, 15, Brody Marietti, 14, Ayden Michaud, 15, Jaiden Paralovos, 14 and Olivia Trottier, 15.

Swimmers excelling at the meet and capturing top 10 placements were Abigail Betsill, 11, Leah Chirico, 16, Myles Denomme, 11, Ashley Girard, 18, Grace Hong, 12, Annika Lainevool, 13, Rachelle Ouellette, 15, Noah Papatheodorou, 15, Madeline Tanner, 16, Isabella Trottier, 10 and Gavin Wall, 13.

Teammates Jaiden Paralovos, 14, Annika Lainevool, 13, Jenna Wall, 14 and Peyton Paralovos, 12, placed first in the 200 m Medley Event in their age category while the men’s team Trael Daly Stevens, 15, Evan Kilroy, 16, Cole Paralovos, 16 and Samuel Denomme captured first place in the 200 m Medley event for 15 and over age category.

North Bay coaches Pierre Simard, Penny Lecour, Hillar Lainevool and Elle Louise George said they were pleased with the results from the meet and the success and growth of all swimmers.

Follow the CT-33 Thunderbirds at www.northbaythunderbirds.com

2018 RBC Canadian Junior Swimming Championships July 25th to 30th 2018

Winnipeg, MB – Two members of the CT-33 Thunderbird Swim Team competed at the 2018 RBC Canadian Junior Swimming Championships held at the Pan Am Pool in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The six day event was hosted by Swimming Canada and Swim Manitoba. This event is open to qualified Swimming Canada registered swimmers and FINA registered foreign swimmers.

Evan Kilroy, 16, competed in two events, breaking club records for the 100 metre Breast event with a time of 1:08:11 and the 200 metre Breast event with a time of 2:30:54. These performances earned Kilroy 22nd and 21st place finishes.

Trael Daly Stevens, 15, competed in four events with a strong finish in the 100 m Free event which earned him a 17th place finish overall.

North Bay coaches Pierre Simard, Penny Lecour, Hillar Lainevool and Jennifer Piper said they were pleased with the results from the meet and the success and growth of both swimmers.

Follow the CT-33 Thunderbirds at www.northbaythunderbirds.com

Provincial Results & Annual Team Awards - June 2018

Markham, ON –Four CT33 Thunderbird swim team members qualified and competed this past weekend at the Ontario Summer AA Championships hosted by the Richmond Hill Aquatic Club. This Long Course Championship, sanctioned by Swim Ontario, was held at the Markham Pan Am Pool.

Samuel Denomme, 14 broke two club records at the event. His first record performance in the 800 metre Free event earned him third place in the finals. Denomme’s 200m Breast time earned him his second club record and fourth place overall. He also came home with a third place finish in the 200m Medley event and a fourth place in the 100m Fly.

Jesse Hammond, 17, broke club record for the 1500m Free event. Hammond competed in four events, qualifying for the finals.

Ayden Michaud, 15, competed in four events earning a fourth place finish in the finals for her performance in the 200m Fly event.

Cole Paralovos, 16 competed in four events and qualified for the finals in two of those events.

2018 Ontario Summer Provincial Championships were also held this past weekend. Four members of the Thunderbird team competed at this event which was hosted by Swim Ontario with support from the Mississauga Aquatic Club and Oakville Aquatic Club. This Long Course Championship was held at the Etobicoke Olympium pool in Toronto, ON

Jenna Wall, 14, competed in three events, earning 2 club records from 2007 in the 100m and 200m Breast events. Her performance in the 200m Breast earned her a silver medal as well as a qualifying time for the Junior National Championships, while the 100m Breast landed a fourth place finish overall.

Trael Daly Stevens, 15 competed in six events and broke four of his own team records that were achieved earlier in the year. Daly Stevens records include the 100m, 200m and 400m Free events as well as the 200m Medley event. Personal best times were posted in all six events. The 200m Free event earned him another qualifying time at the Junior Nationals, bringing him to a total of four qualifying events.

Samuel Denomme, 14 earned a third place finish in the 100m Breast event, as well as posting a personal best time.

Evan Kilroy, 16 competed in four events, placing in the top 10 for his 100m and 200m Breast.

Coach Hillar Lainevool who accompanied the athletes for the Etobicoke meet said he was pleased with the results from the meets and the success and growth of all swimmers.

Three members of the team will continue to train throughout the month of July in preparation for the 2018 RBC Canadian Junior Swimming Championships July 25th -30 2018. Trael Daly Stevens, Evan Kilroy and Jenna Wall will travel to Winnipeg, Manitoba to compete in their qualifying events.

There is much to celebrate as the swim competition winds down.

2018 CT33 Thunderbird Awards Banquet was held in June where numerous awards were given to deserving athletes.

Provincial Time Achiever awards were presented to swimmers who by their hard work, talent and dedication achieved at least one Provincial time in the current Swim Season. Eleven team members received this award. Michael Denomme, Jesse Hammond, Trael Daly Stevens, Cole Paralovos, Riley Periard, Evan Kilroy, Jenna Wall, Samuel Denomme, Ayden Michaud, Madilyn Reaume, Albert Bouley.

The Tom Palangio Sr. Memorial Trophy is awarded to the first year swimmer who showed commitment, hard work and the desire to improve their swimming skills. Madilyn Reaume, 10, was the recipient of this award.

Noah Papatheodorou received the Most Improved Swimmer trophy which is awarded to the swimmer who showed the most improvement from last season to this season. Noah demonstrated perseverance and a desire to improve during practices and swimming competitions.

The Dry Land Trophy was awarded to Madeline Tanner who demonstrated a positive attitude, willingness to improve, worked hard and showed dedication during dry land training sessions.

Age Category trophies were awarded to swimmers who swam most or all season in their respective categories and showed great swimming results during competition and during practices. For the 10 &

Under age category, Ryleigh Paralovos received the award. Her sister, Peyton Paralovos, received the 11 & 12 award. Sam Denomme received the 13 & 14 age category while Jesse Hammond, received the award for the 15 & over age category.

The Top Male Competitive trophy was awarded to Evan Kilroy for achieving high performance and showed great swimming results during competitions from Regional, Provincial and National Competition.

The Top Female Competitive trophy was achieved by Jenna Wall.

The Top Swimmer trophy was awarded to Trael Daly Stevens who achieved the top cumulative FINA scores showcasing his talent, performance, desire to improve his swimming skills and achieving the highest level during the swimming competitive season.

The Coaches Trophy was awarded to Leah Chirico who demonstrated perseverance, the willingness to improve by using coaching feedback and showed superb sportsmanship during practices and swimming competitions.

Jesse Hammond received the Jenipher Duguay Award for showing great leadership and had a positive attitude during practices and swimming competitions. Jesse displayed team spirit and contributed to the fun and encouragement of all swim team members.

Swimmers Annika & Emilia Lainevool and Ayden Michaud received the Swim A Thon Trophy for most money collected for a family or individual.

The Paula Palangio Award was awarded to Jim Kilroy. Jim showed exemplary service to the swim club. His contribution, time devoted to the development and functionality of the Thunderbirds Swim Club were appreciated.

The team would also like to acknowledge the inspirational achievement of Thunderbird Coach, Jen Piper, in her gold medal finish in the North Bay Triathlon this past weekend. This is her fourth consecutive win.

Follow the CT-33 Thunderbirds at www.northbaythunderbirds.com

Jeno Tihanyi NEOR Huronia Long Course Championships, Ontario Team Challenge, and the Fred Rams B Championships - May/June 2018

Sudbury, ON - The CT33 Thunderbirds swim team competed at the Jeno Tihanyi NEOR Huronia Long Course Championships this past weekend at the Olympic Gold Pool at Laurentian University in Sudbury. The event was hosted by the Sudbury Laurentian Swim Club.

This championship event draws in 25 teams from the NEOR and Hurnonia regions of the province and provides competitive long course swimming with timed finals for Swim Ontario swimmers aged 10 and under, 11, 12, and preliminary and finals for Swim Ontario swimmers aged 13, 14, 15 and over.

Top performers at the event were Albert Bouley, 11, Trael Daly Stevens, 15, Jesse Hammond, 17, Evan Kilroy, 16 and Jenna Wall, 14. Jessie Hammond broke the club record for the 1500 metre Free event. Albert Bouley achieved a qualifying time for Provincial Festivals in the 50m Free event.

Swimmers with achieving top three placements were Michael Denomme, 18, Samuel Denomme, 14, Emelia Lainevool, 14, Peyton Paralovos, 12, Riley Periard, 13 and Madilyn Reaume, 11.

Swimmers who landed a spot in the top eight were Timothy Corbeil, 12, Sydney Doidge, 13, Sheldon Kilroy, 14, Noah Papatheodorou, 14, Jaiden Paralovos, 14, Ryleigh Paralovos, 10 and Gavin Wall, 12.

Personal best times were posted by most Thunderbirds with special mention to Sophie Durocher, 10, Grace Hong, 12, Annika Lainevool, 13, Olivia Trottier, 15, Jillian O’Donnell, 15 and Cole Paralovos, 16.

Markham, ON – May 25th -27th CT33 Thunderbird Swim team members competed at the Ontario Team Challenge in Markham. This team championship event was hosted by the Whitby Dolphins at the Markham PanAm Centre Pool.

Several club records were broken at this event. Trael Daly Stevens broke club records in the 100m Free long course (LC) event, 200m and 400m Medley events in the short course (SC). Evan Kilroy posted club records in the 50m Breaststroke events in both LC and SC as well as 200m Breaststroke LC event. Samuel Denomme secured club records is both LC and SC events for the 50m Breaststroke. Jesse Hammond broke club record from 2003 in the 50m LC Backstroke event. The men’s relay team, consisting of Evan Kilroy, Cole Paralovos, Jesse Hammond and Trael Daly Stevens broke two club records in the 400m Free and Medley events.

First place finishers at this event were Trael Daly Stevens, Samuel Denomme, Evan Kilroy, Jenna Wall, Sydney Doidge, Jesse Hammond, Ayden Michaud, 14 and Cole Paralovos.

Thunderbirds with top three finishes were Leah Chirico, 15, Sophie Durocher, Sheldon Kilroy, Emilia Lainevool, Jillian O’Donnell, Noah Papatheodorou, Peyton Paralovos and Madilyn Reaume.

Swimmers achieving top ten performances were Timothy Corbeil, Jaiden Paralovos, Ryleigh Paralovos, Katie Sefton, 14, Madeline Tanner, 16, Olivia Trottier, Gavin Wall.

CT33 swimmers with personal best times were Abigail Betsill, 11, Myles Denomme, 11, Annika Lainevool, Rachelle Ouellette, 14 and Drew Sinclair, 14.

TIMMINS, ON – Seven CT33 Thunderbirds swimmers competed at the Fred Rams Championships 12th-13th. This short course event was held at the Archie Dillon Sportsplex in Timmins Ontario. This Swim Canada Sanctioned event was hosted by Timmins Marlins Swim Club.

First place ribbons were awarded to Albert Bouley, 11, Grace Hong, 12, and Sheldon Kilroy, 14.

Other CT33 swimmers with top ten performances were Myles Denomme, 11, Sydney Doidge, 13, Drew Sinclair, 14, and Isabella Trottier, 10.

Men’s 13-14 200 Free Relay team members Sheldon Kilroy, 14, Albert Bouley, 11, Myles Denomme (11) and Drew Sinclair, 14 captured second place.

Members of the Thunderbird team who have qualified for provincial and national events will continue to train throughout June and July as they prepare for the Ontario Summer Short Course Festival June 15th-19th in Etobicoke, ON and the Ontario Summer Provincials and Ontario Summer AA Long Course Championships in Markham June 28th to July 1st. Jenna Wall, Trael Daly Stevens and Evan Kilroy have qualified for the Canadian Junior Champs July 25th-30th which will be held in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

North Bay coaches Pierre Simard, Penny Lecour, Hillar Lainevool and Jennifer Piper said they were pleased with the results from the meets and the success and growth of all swimmers.

Follow the CT-33 Thunderbirds at www.northbaythunderbirds.com

Sudbury Long Course Spring Invitational - April 2018

Sudbury, ON-The CT33 Thunderbird Swim Team competed at the Sudbury Laurentian Spring Long Course Invitational this past weekend. This Swim Ontario sanctioned event was held at the Jeno Tihanyi Olympic Gold Pool and was hosted by the Sudbury Laurentian Swim Club.

This competition is an invitational providing competitive long course swimming for swimmers from nine teams from the north east region.

Trael Daly Stevens, 15 lead the team with seven first place finishes, breaking club record with his performance in the 400 metre Free event. Jesse Hammond, 17, placed first is six events with a club record in the 1500m Free which also gave him a record for the 800m Free; a time recorded as part of the 1500m Free event. Evan Kilroy, 16, placed first in five events with a club record in his 50m Breast performance.

Other swimmers with first place finishes were Riley Periard, 13, Ayden Michaud, 14, Peyton Paralovos, 12, Ryleigh Paralovos, 10, Madilyn Reaume, 11, Gavin Wall, 12 and Jenna Wall, 14.

Top three performances were earned by Timothy Corbeil, 12, Sydney Doidge, 13, Grace Hone, 12, Sheldon Kilroy, 14, Emilia Lainevool, 14, Jillian O’Donnell, 15, Noah Paptheodorou, 14, Cole Paralovos, 16, Jaiden Paralovoss, 14, Drew Sinclair, 14, Madeline Tanner, 16, Isabella Trottier, 9 and Olivia Trottier, 15.

Swimmers with top ten achievements were Abigail Betsill, 11, Sophie Durocher, 10 and Annika Lainevool, 13.

The Thunderbird team continues to train in preparation for the Fred Rams Championships in Timmins May 12-13 and 2018 Ontario Team Challenge to be held in Markham Ontario May 25-27.

North Bay coaches Pierre Simard, Penny Lecour, Ray Picco, Hillar Lainevool and Jennifer Piper said they were pleased with the results from the meet and the success and growth of all swimmers.

Follow the CT-33 Thunderbirds at www.northbaythunderbirds.com

2018 Speedo Eastern Canadian Championships and the North Bay Invitational

CT33 Thunderbird swim team members competed at two separate events this past weekend. Swimmers Trael Daly Stevens, 15, Evan Kilroy, 16 and Jenna Wall, 14 competed at the 2018 Speedo Eastern Canadian Championships April 12-15th in Windsor, Ontario. This long course event was hosted by Swimming Canada and the Windsor Aquatic Club at the International Aquatic and Training Centre in Windsor, Ontario.

Daly Stevens qualified for and competed in seven events over the course of four days. His performance in the 200 metre and 100 m Free events earned him club records.

Evan Kilroy, 16, qualified for two events, making it to the finals for the 100 m Breast event, landing him a club record. Jenna Wall, 14, qualified and competed in the 200 m Breast event.

Kilroy and Wall traveled back to North Bay to compete with the rest of their teammates at the North Bay Invitational Meet April 13-15th at the North Bay YMCA. This short course event was hosted by the North Bay Y Titans.

CT33 Thunderbirds earned the High Point Award for Large Team. As individual swimmers competing in the Iron Man events, Jesse Hammond, 15, Sam Denomme, 14, Ayden Michaud, 14 won high point awards in their respective age categories. In the Sprint events, Evan Kilroy, 15, and Jenna Wall, 14 won the High Point Award while Sheldon Kilroy,14 and Noah Papatheodorou, 14 tied for High Point Award in their age categories.

Evan Kilroy, had eight first place finishes while Ayden Michaud, 14 and Jenna Wall, 14 both earned five first place finishes.

Other swimmers with first place finishes were Jesse Hammond, Noah Papatheodorou, Sheldon Kilroy, Cole Paralovos, 16, Gavin Wall, 12, Emilia Lainevool, 14, Peyton Paralovos, 12 and Olivia Trottier, 15.

Swimmers with top 3 finishes were Timothy Corbeil, 12, Michael Denomme, 18, Sam Denomme, 14, Leah Chirico, 15, Sophie Durocher, 10, Jillian O’Donnell, 15, Rachelle Ouellette, 14, Jaiden Paralovos, 14, Ryleigh Paralovos, 10, Riley Periard, 13, Madilyn Reaume, 11 and Madeline Tanner, 16.

Top six finishers included Albert Bouley, 11, Drew Sinclair, 13, Sydney Doidge, 13 and Isabella Trottier, 9.

Men’s relay teams were awarded 5 first place finishes while the women’s relay teams captured 3 first place finishes at the event.

Club records were also broken at this event. Jesse Hammond broke club records in the 1500m, 800m and 400m Free events as well as the 400m Medley. Evan Kilroy broke club records in the 50m and 100 m Breast events while Sam Denomme broke club record for 1500m Free event in his age category.

Personal bests times were achieved by most swimmers with special mention to Myles Denomme, 11, Abigail Betsill, 11, Grace Hong,12 and Annika Lainevool, 14.

North Bay coaches Pierre Simard, Penny Lecour, Hillar Lainevool and Jennifer Piper said they were pleased with the results from both meets and the success and growth of all swimmers.

You can follow the CT-33 Thunderbirds at www.northbaythunderbirds.com

2018 NEOR 4 - March 2018

Sudbury, ON – Twenty-eight members of the CT33 Thunderbird Swim Team competed at the NEOR

Developmental meet this past weekend. Swimmers from across the northeast converged on the Jeno

Tihanyi Olympic Gold Pool at Laurentian University. This Swim Ontario sanctioned event was hosted by

the Sudbury Laurentian Swim Club. This is the first long course meet of the season, providing

developmental opportunities for young swimmers.

Trael Daly Stevens earned a new club record with his first place finish in the 400 metre Medley event.

This performance also landed Daly Stevens another qualifying time for the 2018 Speedo Eastern

Championships and his second Junior National time for this season. Team mate, Evan Kilroy, 16, also

broke club record with his time in the 50m Breast event. Jesse Hammond, 17, earned two first place

finishes in his 100m Fly and 200m Breast events.

For the women, Ryleigh Paralovos, 10, pulled first place finishes in the 100m and 200m Back events.

Jenna Wall, 14, captured first place in the 100m and 50m Breast. Peyton Paralovos, 12, earned a first

place standing in the 100m Breast.

Thunderbird swimmers earning top three placements were Albert Bouley, 11, Timothy Corbeil, 12,

Samuel Denomme, 14, Sheldon Kilroy, 14, Emilia Lainevool, 14, Ayden Michaud, 14, and Cole Paralovos, 16.

Top eight achievements were handed out to Myles Denomme, 11, Jillian O’Donnell, 15, Rachelle

Ouellette, 14, Noah Papatheodorou, 14, Jaiden Paralovos, 14, Riley Periard, 13, Madilyn Reaume, 11,

Drew Sinclair, 13, Madeline Tanner, 16, Isabella Trottier, 9, Olivia Trottier, 15 and Gavin Wall, 12.

Most CT33 Thunderbird swimmers earned personal best times at the event with special mention to

Sydney Doidge, 13, Annika Lainevool, 13, and Katie Sefton, 14.

The club continues to train with several events happening in April. April 8 th , the 12 and under swimmers with be attending the Top Fish competition at the Elliot Lake Aquatic Club and then joining their team at the North Bay Y Invitation Meet April 13-15, hosted by the North Bay Y Titans. Qualifying swimmers will be competing at the 2018 Speedo Easter Canadian Championships April 12-15 th .

This week, the Thunderbird are conducting their annual Swim-a-Thon. Participants swim up to a

maximum of 200 lengths of the pool or for 2 hours. This is one of the only fundraising opportunities for

the team and 90% of the funds raised are allocated to the club. Swimming Canada is in the top 5% of all

charitable organizations.

For more information or to follow the Thunderbirds go to www.northbaythunderbirds.com

March Results

CT33 Thunderbird Swimmers and Coach at AA Provincials - Photo courtesy Haidee Hammond

Markham, ON – Seven swimmers and coach Hillar Lainevool of the CT33 Thunderbird Swim team participated in the 2018 Ontario Spring AA Champs hosted by the Markham Aquatic Club March 8-11th at the Markham Pan Am Pool. This is a long course Championship event sanctioned by Swim Ontario.

The CT33 Thunderbird team received the Best Performing Team Award at this event for their outstanding effort. Jesse Hammond, 17, competed in six events earning first place finishes in the finals for the 400 metre Medley, 100m Fly, 200m Back and the 200m Medley events. Hammond also broke three club records with his performance in the 100m and 200m Back events as well as the 400m Medley. Evan Kilroy, 16, earned the Highest Points award in his age category with first place finishes in the 100m Breast and 200m Medley and earned a new club record with his performance in the 400m Free. Ayden Michaud, 14, placed first in the 200m Fly event while Jenna Wall, 14 captured first place in the 200m Breast which also earned her a qualifying time for the 2018 Speedo Eastern Canadian Championships in April. Michael Denomme, 18, and Sam Denomme, 14, both landed second place finishes in their respective 100m Breast events. Cole Paralovos, 16, delivered strong performances which resulted in personal best times in the 50m and 100m Free events.

Toronto, ON – Two CT33 Thunderbird team members competed in the 2018 Ontario Spring Provincial Championships held at the Etobicoke Olympium Pool March 1st to 4th 2018. This event was hosted by the Etobicoke Swim Club.

Swimmers Evan Kilroy, 16, and Trael Daly Stevens, 15, qualified for this event earlier in the season and did not disappoint.

Kilroy’s performances in the 100m and 200m breastroke earned him his first Canadian National qualifying times. Evan achieved the time standard for both the Eastern National Championships and The Canadian Junior National Championships. Evan also secured team records in the 100m and 200m Breast events.

Daly Steven’s 200m Medley time earned him his first Junior National Qualifying time for the season, in addition he added qualifying times for the Easter National Championships with his results in the 200m Freestyle, 100m and 200m Breastroke events. Trael achieved four club records in the 100m and 200m Freestyle, 200m Medley and 200m Back events.

The North Bay Thunderbirds Swim Club would like to thank Head Coach Tracy McCartney from the Timmins Marlins Swim Club for supporting our swimmers at the Spring Provincial Championships.

Nepean, ON – CT33 Thunderbird swimmer Riley Periard, 13, competed at the 2018 Ontario Winter Festivals held at the Nepean Sportsplex. This short course event draws in qualified swimmers in the 13 & under age category. Periard put down her best effort in four events over the course of two days.

Hanmer, ON- Four Thunderbird swimmers competed at the Top Fish #2 Developmental meet February 25th at the Howard Armstrong Recreation Centre. This event was hosted by the Valley East Waves and draws in developing swimmers, ages 12 and under, from across the north east region.

Albert Bouley, 11, placed first in all five of his events, posting personal best times in the 100m Breast and 100m Back events.

Madilyn Reaume, 11, also captured first place finishes in all events with a personal best time in the 100m Back.

Abigail Betsill, 11, earned top three finishes in all events with personal best times recorded in the 100m Free, 50m Breast and 100m Breast.

Isabella Trottier, 9, also placed in the top three with personal best times in the 100m Breast and 100m Free.

The team continues to train during the March Break, preparing for the NEOR #4 Meet March 24th and 25th, hosted by the Sudbury Laurentian Swim Club and the North Bay Invitational Meet April 13-15, hosted by the North Bay Y Titans.

North Bay coaches Pierre Simard, Penny Lecour, Hillar Lainevool and Jennifer Piper said they were pleased with the results from all meets and the success and growth of all swimmers.

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2018 Dave Kensit Short Course Championship- Feb 2018

Photo: Sam Denomme Swimming Breaststroke Event - Photo Taken by: Erin Lainevool

SAULT STE. MARIE – The CT33 Thunderbirds competed at the Dave Kensit Memorial Championship at the John Rhodes Community Centre in Sault Ste. Marie this past weekend. The event was hosted by the Sault Surge Aquatic Team.

This short course regional championship draws the top Northeastern Ontario competitive swimmers that meet the qualifying standard for the event. The purpose of the meet is to help swimmers prepare for Festivals, AA and Provincial Championships. Twenty-seven CT33 Thunderbird Swim Team members met the prescribed standards and traveled to Sault Ste. Marie to compete in this Swim Canada sanctioned event.

Seventeen teams from across the province attended the event. The CT33 Thunderbirds womens team placed an outstanding third place overall.

Ten year old Madilyn Reaume rounded the weekend off earning top points for her team with three first place finishes in the 50m Breast, 50m Back and 100m Breast events and third place finishes in the 100m Medley, 100m Free and 50m Free events.

Both Jesse Hammond, 17, and Evan Kilroy, 16, placed in the top three in three events and also broke two club records in the 15 and over age category. Hammond broke club records for the 200 metre Medley and 100m Back events, while Kilroy broke club records for the 50m and 100m Breast events.

Other outstanding top three finishes went to Abigail Betsill, 10, Trael Daly Stevens, 15, Samuel Denomme, 14, Emilia Lainevool, 14, Ayden Michaud, 14, Cole Paralovos, 16, Peyton Paralovos, 12, Ryleigh Paralovos, 10, Gavin Wall, 12, and Jenna Wall, 14.

Thunderbird swimmers achieving top eight placements were Albert Bouley, 11, Leah Chirico, 15, Timothy Corbeil, 12, Sheldon Kilroy, 13, Jillian O’Donnell, 15, Noah Papatheodorou, 14, Jaiden Paralovos, 13, Riley Periard and Olivia Trottier, 14.

Personal best times were recorded for CT33 swimmers at the event with special mention to Sydney Doidge, 13, Grace Hong, 12, Rachelle Ouellette, 14, Katie Sefton, 14 and Madeline Tanner, 16.

Men’s 15 and over relay team, consisting of Jesse Hammond, Evan Kilroy, Cole Paralovos and Trael Daly Stevens, broke a nine year old club record in the 200m Free event as well as the club record in the 200m Medley event. These performances captured second place finishes.

CT33 Thunderbirds continue to train. Riley Periard qualified to compete at the Provincial Festivals in Ottawa February 17th and 18th. Jenna Wall, Trael Daly Stevens and Evan Kilroy are preparing to compete at the 2018 Ontario Spring Provincial Championships March 1st to 4th. Ayden Michaud, Jenna Wall, Michael Denomme, Jesse Hammond, Evan Kilroy and Cole Paralovos will be competing at the 2018 Ontario Spring AA Championships March 8th to 11th. Trael Daly Stevens has also qualified to compete at the 2018 Speedo Eastern Canadian Championships to be held April 12th to 15th.

North Bay coaches Pierre Simard, Penny Lecour, Hillar Lainevool and Jennifer Piper said they were pleased with the results from the meet and the success and growth of all swimmers.

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2017 NEOR 2 Short Course Developmental Meet - December 2017

Photo: Jaiden Paralovos Swimming Freestyle - Photo Taken by: Erin Lainevool

CT33 Thunderbird swimmers competed against teams across Northeastern Ontario at the second NEOR Developmental meet held at the North Bay YMCA this past weekend. This Swim Ontario sanctioned event was hosted by the North Bay Y Titans.

Trael Daly Stevens (14) swam to five first place finishes along with one second place finish, breaking two club records in the 100 metre Breast and 400 metre Medley events. Evan Kilroy (16) took home five first place finishes as well as a third, breaking club record for 100 metre Breast event. Jesse Hammond (16) captured five first place finishes as well as one fourth place finish, breaking the club record for the 400 metre Medley event. Cole Paralovos (15) swam to four first place finishes and along with a second and third place finish.

Top women performances of note were Jenna Wall (13) with five first place finishes. Jaiden Paralovos (13) captured four first place finishes and two second place positions. Peyton Paralovos (11) finished with four first place and two second place swims.

Other T-Birds with first place finishes were Timothy Corbeil (11), Michael Denomme (18), Samuel Denomme (14), Sheldon Kilroy (13), Abigail Betsill (10), Sophie Durocher (9), Emilia Lainevool (14), Ayden Michaud (14), Jillian O’Donnell (15), Ryleigh Paralovos (10), Madilyn Reaume (10) and Madeline Tanner (15)

CT33 Swimmers with top three placements were Myles Denomme (10), Noah Paptheodorou (14), Gavin Wall (12), Leah Chirico (15), Sydney Doidge (13), Grace Hong (11), Annika Lainevool (12), Emilia Lainevool (14), Riley Periard (13), and Olivia Trottier (14).

Personal best times were recorded by most swimmers, including Drew Sinclair (13) with special mention to Rachelle Ouellette (14) and Katie Sefton (14)for their best efforts at the event.

First place finishes were also captured in the team relay events for both the men’s and women’s teams. The men dominated the field with four first place finishes breaking the club record in the 200 metre Medley Relay event, while the women’s teams competed in nine relay events, placing first in six out of the ten and second in three. The mixed relay teams received three first and two second place finishes.

North Bay coaches Pierre Simard, Penny Lecour, Hillar Lainevool and Jennifer Piper said they were pleased with the results from the meet and the success and growth of all swimmers.

You can follow the CT-33 Thunderbirds at www.northbaythunderbirds.com

2017 NEOR Top Fish Developmental Meet - November 2017

Photo: Peyton Paralovos - Photo Taken by: Erin Lainevool

CT33 Thunderbird swimmers aged 12 and under competed against teams from across Northeastern Ontario at the first Top Fish Meet of the season in Sudbury on the weekend. The Swim Ontario Sanctioned event was hosted by Nickel City Aquatics at the Gatchell pool.

Peyton Paralovos (11) lead the team with five first place finishes at the short course event. Madilyn Reaume (10) finished first in four events while Isabella Trottier (9) placed first in three events. Other swimmers with a first place finish were Sophie Durocher (9) and Grace Hong (11).

Top three finishers were Abigail Betsill (10) and Ryleigh Paralovos (10). Myles Denomme (10) represented the men and placed top seven in his events.

Personal best times were recorded by a majority of CT33 swimmers.

North Bay coaches Pierre Simard, Penny Lecour, Hillar Lainevool, Jennifer Piper and Michael Denomme said they were pleased with the results from the meet and the success and growth of all swimmers.

You can follow the CT-33 Thunderbirds at www.northbaythunderbirds.com

2017 NEOR 1 Short Course Developmental Meet - October 2017

Photo: Evan Kilroy swimming Breaststroke - Photo Taken by: Mark Stevens

CT33 Swimmers competed against seventeen teams across North Eastern Ontario at the Jeno Tihanyi Olympic Gold Pool, Laurentian University in Sudbury on the weekend. The Swim Ontario sanctioned event spanned across two days and was hosted by the Sudbury Laurentian Swim Club. This was the first short course competition of the season for the Thunderbirds.

Trael Daly Stevens (14) captured six first place finishes at the event while breaking personal times and improving on his team record times for the 100 metre Freestyle, 400 metre Freestyle, 800 metre Freestyle, and the 200 metre Medley events. Daly Stevens set a new club record with his 200 metre Breastroke performance. Evan Kilroy (15) broke three club records in the 200 metre Medley, 100 metre Breaststroke and the 200 metre Breaststroke events. Kilroy attained first place finishes with these times as well.

Other Thunderbird swimmers with top three performances were Samuel Denomme (14) , Sophie Durocher (9), Jesse Hammond (16), Ayden Michaud (14), Jillian O’Donnell (15), Jaiden Paralovos (13), Peyton Paralovos (11), Riley Periard (13), Madilyn Reaume (10), Gavin Wall (12) and Jenna Wall (13).

Swimmers excelling at the meet and capturing top eight placements were Abigail Betsill (10), Leah Chirico (15), Timothy Corbeil (11), Myles Denomme (10), Sheldon Kilroy (13), Annika Lainevool (12), Emilia Lainevool (14), Kayla MacDonald (9), Noah Paptheodorou (14), Cole Paralovos(15), Ryleigh Paralovos (10), Katie Sefton (14), Madeline Tanner (15) and Olivia Trottier (14).

This was the first meet for swimmers Sophie Durocher, Kayla MacDonald and Madilyn Reaume.

Personal best times were recorded by most swimmers including Sydney Doidge (13), Grace Hong (11), and Isabella Trottier (9). With special mention to Drew Sinclair (13), laying down his best effort in his events.

Both the men and women competed in several team relay events capturing four second place finishes and a third place finish for the Thunderbirds.

North Bay coaches Pierre Simard, Penny Lecour, Hillar Lainevool, Jennifer Piper and Michael Denomme said they were pleased with the results from the meet and the success and growth of all swimmers.

2017 Canadian Junior Swimming Championships - July 2017

Photo: Trael Daly Stevens (14) and Jenna Wall (13) at the Toronto Pan Am Sport Centre

Toronto, ON- Two members of the CT33 Thunderbird Swim Team competed at the 2017 Canadian Junior Swimming Championships held at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre in Toronto from July 26th to 31st. The six day event was hosted by Swimming Canada and Mississauga Aquatic Club and is open to qualified Swimming Canada registered swimmers and FINA registered foreign swimmers.

CT33 Thunderbird swimmers, Jenna Wall (13), qualified and competed in the 100 metre Breast event and team mate Trael Daly Stevens (14) qualified and competed in 100 metre Free, 100 metre Breast, 200 metre Free, 400 metre Free and the 200 metre Medley events. Daly Stevens earned two club records in the 200 metre Free and 200 metre Medley events as well as posting personal best times.

North Bay coaches Pierre Simard, Penny Lecour, Ray Picco, Hillar Lainevool and Jennifer Piper said they were pleased with the results from the meet and the success and growth of both swimmers.

Follow the CT-33 Thunderbirds at www.northbaythunderbirds.com

Ontario Summer Short Course Festivals - June 2017

Ontario Summer AA Meet - June 2017

Ontario Summer Provincial Championships - June 2017

Photo: Evan Kilroy (15) and Trael Daly Stevens (14) competing in Breaststroke at the Toronto Pan Am Sport Centre

Toronto, ON – Six CT33 Thunderbirds team members competed provincially at three Swim Ontario sanctioned events over the span of two weeks.

The 2017 Swim Ontario Summer Short Course Festivals were held June 24th and 25th at the Markham Pan Am Pool in Markham, Ontario. Riley Periard (12) captured 7th place for her performance in the 50 metre Free event. Jenna Wall (13) placed fourth in the 100 metre Breast event. Both swimmers achieved personal best times in all of their events.

The 2017 Ontario Summer AA Meet is a long course meet and was held at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre June 29th to July 2nd. Evan Kilroy (15) captured gold with his performance in the 200 metre Medley event. This is a personal best time for Kilroy.

Cole Paralovos (15) also captured gold in the 50 metre Free.

Jenna Wall (13) landed third place in the 200 metre Breast event, posting a personal best time.

Samuel Denomme (13) swam to a 7th place finish in the 400 Free Event, also posting a personal best time.

The 2017 Ontario Summer Provincial Championships were also held June 29th to July 2nd at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre. Trael Daly Stevens (14) competed in six events. He placed 5th in the 100 metre Free, 7th in the 200 metre Free, and 8th in the 50 metre Free final events. He placed 11th in the 100 metre Breast preliminaries, 21st in the 100 Fly preliminaries. His performance in the 200 metre Medley landed Daly Stevens a second place in the preliminaries. He achieved two Junior National times for his performances in the 200 metre Free and the 200 metre Medley events. Daly Stevens also broke three club records in the 200 Free, 100 Free and 200 Medley events.

Jenna Wall (13) placed 25th in her 100 metre Fly event and 5th in her 100 metre Breast which also landed her a Junior National time.

Samuel Denomme (13) captured 9th place in the 100 metre Free and 12th place in the 100 metre Breast.

Evan Kilroy (15) placed 33rd in the 100 metre Free, 17th in the 200 metre Breast and broke a club record for his performance in the 100 metre Breast event.

Cole Paralovos (15) placed 20th in the 200 metre Breast, 29th in the 100 metre Breast and 33rd in the 100 metre Fly event.

Trael Daly Stevens and Jenna Wall will continue on to the 2017 Canadian Junior Swimming Championships happening July 26th to 31st at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre.

North Bay coaches Pierre Simard, Penny Lecour, Hillar Lainevool and Jennifer Piper said they were pleased with the results from the meet and the success and growth of all swimmers.

Follow the CT-33 Thunderbirds at www.northbaythunderbirds.com

JENO TIHANYI Long Course Championship (NEOR/HURONIA) - June 2017

Photo: Trael Daly Stevens at the Jeno Tihanyi Olympic Gold Pool

The CT33 Thunderbirds swim team competed at the Jeno Tihanyi NEOR Huronia Long Course Championships this past weekend. The event was hosted by the Sudbury Laurentian Swim Club.

JENO TIHANYI Long Course Championship (NEOR/HURONIA) provides competitive long course swimming with timed finals for Swim Ontario swimmers aged 10 and under, 11, 12, and preliminary and finals for Swim Ontario swimmers aged 13, 14, 15 and over from the NEOR and HURONIA regions.

The Swim Ontario sanctioned event was held at the Jeno Tihanyi Olympic Gold Pool in Sudbury, drawing twenty-five teams from across Ontario.

Trael Daly Stevens (14) lead the medal count for the Thunderbirds placing first in all of his events, earning High Point Trophy for 14 year old boys. Daly Stevens also broke three team records in the 100 metre Fly, 200 metre Medley and the 100 metre Breast events. His stellar performance in the 100 metre Breast event earned Daly Stevens a Canadian Junior National qualifying time.

Riley Periard (12) was awarded second place finishes in the 50 metre Fly and 200 metre Free events as well as three third place finishes in the 100 metre Free, 50 metre Free and the 100 metre Fly events. Her strong performance in the 100 metre Fly event qualified Periard for the Ontario Short Course Festival event happening later in June.

Samuel Denomme (13) earned two first place finishes over the course of the weekend with a Provincial Qualifying time awarded for his performance in the 100 metre Breast.

Peyton Paralovos (11) captured second place finishes in the 50 metre Free, 800 metre Free and third place finishes in 100 metre Breast and 200 metre Medley events.

Swimmers with top three finishes were Sydney Doidge (12), Jesse Hammond (16) and Jenna Wall (13).

Other swimmers with top eight performances were Michael Denomme (17), Evan Kilroy (15), Sheldon Kilroy (13), Emilia Lainevool (13), Noah Papatheordorou (13), Cole Paralovos (15), Jaiden Paralovos (13), Ryleigh Paralovos (12), Olivia Trottier (14) and Gavin Wall (11).

Personal best times were posted by all CT33 Thunderbird swimmers with special mention to Zackary Boucher (9), Timothy Corbeil (11), Grace Hong (11), Annika Lainevool (12), Rachelle Ouellette (13) and Kiara Palavicino (13).

North Bay coaches Pierre Simard, Penny Lecour, Hillar Lainevool and Jennifer Piper were pleased with the results from the meet and the success and growth of all swimmers.

Over the next several weeks, team members who achieved qualifying times will be competing at four different Provincial events staring with the Ontario Short Course Festival in Markham June 24-25, the Ontario AA Provincial Championships and the Ontario Long Course Championships held in Toronto June 29 – July 2 and finally, the Canadian Junior Swimming Championship in Toronto July 26-31 2017.

Follow the CT-33 Thunderbirds at www.northbaythunderbirds.com

Fred Rams Championships and End of Year Banquet- May/June 2017

Photo: Michael Denomme and Penny Lecour at the End of Year Banquet

TIMMINS, ON – CT33 Thunderbirds swimmers competed at the Fred Rams Championships May 27th and 28th. This short course event was held at the Archie Dillon Sportsplex in Timmins Ontario. This Swim Canada Sanctioned event was hosted by Timmins Marlins Swim Club.

Sisters Emilia (13) and Annika (12) Lainevool earned top points for the Thunderbirds. Emilia placed first in the 200 Metre Free and landed three second place finishes in the 400 Metre Medley, 200 Metre Breast and the 400 Metre Free Event. Annika placed first in the 100 Metre Back, third in the 200 Metre Back, fourth in the 200 Metre Medley and 200 Metre Breast and fifth place in the 200 Metre Free and 100 Metre Breast events.

Zackary Boucher (9) captured first in the 100 Metre Back, second place in the 200 Metre Free and third place in the 200 Metre Medley events.

Other top six performances were awarded to Timothy Corbeil (11), Melody Farrell (13) and Drew Sinclair (13).

Personal best times were posted by all swimmers with special mention to Grace Hong (11) and Isabella Trottier (9).

The CT33 Thunderbirds Team hosted its annual end of season banquet and awards ceremony this past Thursday. Awards were presented by Coaches Pierre Simard, Penny Lecour, Hillar Lainevool, and Jennifer Piper.

Trael Daly Stevens came away with Top Swimmer Award having achieved the highest FINA points in two events as well as Provincial Time Achiever Trophy which was also given to Jenna Wall, Evan Kilroy, Cole Paralovos and Samuel Denomme.

Riley Periard and Jesse Hammond were crowned Top Female and Top Male Competitors for the season.

Emilia Lainevool and Samuel Denomme received the Most Improved Swimmer while the Top First Year swimming award went to Zackary Boucher and Kiara Palavicino.

The Coaches Award, presented to the swimmers to demonstrate a high level of dedication and commitment to swimming was present to Leah Chirico and Madeline Tanner.

The 2017 Age Category Awards went to Ryleigh Paralovos for the Top 10 & Under Swimmer, Sydney Doidge for the Top 11 & 12 Swimmer, Jenna Wall and Cole Paralovos share the Top 13 & 14 swimmer while Evan Kilroy was given the Top 15 & Over award.

The Jenipher Duguay Award was presented to Michael Denomme for Team Spirit and Leadership.

The Dry Land Trophy was presented to Jesse Hammond for his work, dedication and positive attitude in the dry land training portion of the team curriculum.

Two awards were presented to the high performing fundraisers on the team. Annika & Emilia Lainevool received the Family Award and Ray Picco received the Individual Award.

Finally, the CT33 Thunderbirds Swim Club presented the Paula Palangio award to Allison Denomme. The award is given to the volunteer with exemplary service and commitment to the swim club.

The next event is scheduled June 9th-11th for the Jeno Tihanyi NEOR/Huronia Long Course Championship hosted by the Sudbury Laurentian Swim Club. This Swim Ontario sanctioned event provides competitive long course swimming with timed finals for Swim Ontario swimmers by age category.

Sudbury Long Course Invitational - May 2017

Photo: Leah Chirico (14), swimming backstroke, photo courtesy of Bill Chirico.

Sudbury, ON-The CT33 Thunderbird Swim Team competed at the Sudbury Laurentian Spring Long Course Invitational this past weekend. This Swim Ontario sanctioned event was held at the Jeno Tihanyi Olympic Gold Pool and was hosted by the Sudbury Laurentian Swim Club.

This competition is an invitational providing competitive long course swimming with prelims and finals for swimmers from Ontario.

The Thunderbirds Team competed against fourteen teams and was awarded the second highest point scoring team as a result of their strong performances.

Trael Daly Stevens (14) was presented with the High Points award for his stellar performances in the 13-14 year old male category. Not only did he achieve highest points in his category, but he also earned the most individual points of any competitor at the meet earning eight gold medals. He also broke the Club Records for the 50 metre Butterfly, 50 metre Backstroke and the 400 metre Freestyle events.

Jesse Hammond (16) brought home five silver medals for his performances in the 50 and 100 metre Back, 100 metre Butterfly and the 200 and the 400 metre Medley events, breaking the Club Record for the 15 and over 400 metre Medley event.

Riley Periard (12) brought home three gold medals for the 200 metre Freestyle, 100 m Backstroke and the 50 metre Butterfly events. She also captured silver in the 50 metre Freestyle and 100 metre Butterfly events.

Evan Kilroy(15) broke two club records in the 100 metre and the 200 metre Breastroke events which resulted in two silver medals at the event. Kilroy also captured two bronze medals for the 400 metre Freestyle and the 200 metre Medley events.

Michael Denomme (17) broke the club record for the 50 metre Breastroke securing a bronze medal. Denomme also received two additional bronze medals for his performances in the 100 and 200 metre Breastroke events.

Other top three performances were achieved by Zackary Boucher (9), Samuel Denomme (13), Sheldon Kilroy (13), Gavin Wall (11), Sydney Doidge (12), Peyton Paralovos (11) and Jenna Wall (13).

Top eight awards were given to Noah Papatheodorou (13), Cole Paralovos (15), Abigail Betsill (10), Emilia Lainevool (13), Kiara Palavicino(13), Jaiden Paralovos (13), Ryleigh Paralovos (9), Madeline Tanner(15) and Olivia Trottier (14).

The 15 and over men’s 200m Medley Relay Team consisting of Jessie Hammond (16), Michael Denomme (17), Cole Paralovos (15) and Evan Kilroy (15) broke the club record while the men’s 13 and 14 year old relay team consisting of Samuel Denomme (13), Noah Papatheodorou (13), Sheldon Kilroy (13) and Trael Daly Stevens (14) broke club records in the 200 metre Freestyle and 200 metre Medley relay events.

The men’s and women’s relay teams brought home a total of two silver and six gold medal performances over the course of the weekend.

All swimmers posted personal bests in their events including Timothy Corbeil (11), Leah Chirico (14) and Annika Lainevool( 12 ).

North Bay coaches Pierre Simard, Penny Lecour, Ray Picco, Hillar Lainevool and Jennifer Piper said they were pleased with the results from the meet and the success and growth of all swimmers.

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Markham, ON - CT33 Thunderbird Swim team members competed at the Ontario Team Challenge in Markham this past weekend. This team championship event was hosted by the Whitby Dolphins at the Markham PanAm Centre Pool.

Trael Daly Stevens (14) pulled his second National Junior Championship time for his Gold worthy performance in the 50m Free Long Course final in the boys’ 13-14 age category. Daly Stevens walked away from the event with an additional two gold medals, two silver medals, and a bronze medal. In additional Trael scored the highest points for the team, and improved on 6 club records.

Jenna Wall (13) also struck gold with her performance in the 100 Breaststroke Long Course Final in the 13-14 category also achieving a provincial championship time in the event. Wall also secured bronze in the 200m Breaststroke Final.

Other podium worthy performances were delivered by Riley Periard (12) with two silver medal swims in the 100m and 200m Freestyle finals, Samuel Denomme (13) capturing bronze in the 100m Breaststroke Long Course Final, and, Jesse Hammond (16) pulling bronze in the 100m and 200m Long Course Backstroke Finals. Hammond also broke the club records in the 400m Individual Medley Long Course, and the 200m Backstroke in both short course and long course events.

Michael Denomme (17) broke a fourteen year old club record in the 100m Breaststroke short course event coming seventh in the Final. Denomme also improved on the 100m Breaststroke Long Course record, while Evan Kilroy (15) achieved five top 10 finishes over the course of the weekend.

Club relay records were broken in nine events. The 10 and Under women’s team consisting of Abigail Betsill (10), Isabella Trottier (8), Sydney Laughren (10) and Ryleigh Paralovos (9) set the club record in the 400m Freestyle event. The 11-12 women’s relay team consisting of Peyton Paralovos (11), Annika Lainevool (12), Sydney Doidge (12) and Riley Periard (12) broke club records in the 400m Freestyle and the 400m Medley events. The 13-14 women’s relay team of Jenna Wall (13), Leah Chirico (14), Jaiden Paralovos (13) and Emilia Lainevool (13) broke the club record in the 400m Freestyle. The men’s relay teams were not left behind either.

The 11-12 men’s relay team consisting of Timothy Corbeil (11), Zackary Boucher (9), Gavin Wall (11) and Myles Denomme (10) broke the club record in the 400m Freestyle event. The 13-14 men’s relay team of Samuel Denomme (13), Sheldon Kilroy (13), Noah Papatheodorou (13) and Trael Daly Stevens (14) broke the club record in the 400m Freestyle and 400m Medley. The 15 and over men’s relay team of Cole Paralovos (15), Jessie Hammond (16), Michael Denomme (17) and Evan Kilroy broke two club records in the 400m Freestyle and the 400m Medley events.

Personal best times were recorded by many CT33 Thunderbird swimmers, including Abigail Betsill (10), Zachary Boucher (9), Leah Chirico (14), Timothy Corbeil (11), Myles Denomme (10), Samuel Denomme (13), Sydney Doidge (12), Melody Farrell (12), Sheldon Kilroy (13), Annika Lainevool (12), Emilia Lainevool (13), Sydney Laughren (10), Rachelle Ouellette (13), Kiara Palavicino (13), Noah Papatheodorou (13), Jaiden Paralovos (13), Peyton Paralovos (11), Ryleigh Paralovos (9), Drew Sinclair (13), Madeline Tanner (15), Isabella Trottier (8), Olivia Trottier (14), and Gavin Wall (11).

North Bay coaches Pierre Simard, Penny Lecour, Ray Picco, Hillar Lainevool, Jennifer Piper said they were pleased with the results from the meet and the success and growth of all swimmers.

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NEOR 4 - Developmental Long Course Meet - March 2017

Photo: Riley Periard (12), swimming the butterfly stroke, photo courtesy of Dave Crewson.

The CT33 Thunderbirds swim team delivered their best at the North Eastern Ontario Region (NEOR #4) developmental swim meet hosted by the Sudbury Laurentian Swim Club this past weekend.

The first long course event of the season was held at the Jeno Tihanyi Olympic Gold Pool located on the campus of Laurentian University in Sudbury.

NEOR #4 is a long course competition providing developmental opportunities for swimmers across the north east region.

A total of twenty-two medals were handed out to deserving Thunderbirds. Trael Daly Stevens (14) led the medal count with five gold medals, breaking the club record in the 400 metre Individual Medley event. Riley Periard (12) captured 4 gold medals and one bronze medal in her events along with recording personal best times in all five events. Timothy Corbeil (11) went home with a gold medal in the 50 metre back stroke, breaking a club record. Cole Paralovos (15) broke two club records in the 100 metre and 200 metre breast stroke events, taking home a silver medal for his 200 metre breast stroke performance.

Other excelling to top three placements were Zachary Boucher (9), Samuel Denomme (13), Jesse Hammond (16), Evan Kilroy (15), Sheldon Kilroy (13), Gavin Wall (11), Sydney Doidge (12) and Peyton Paralovos (11).

Thunderbird swimmers with top 10 finishes were Michael Denomme (16), Myles Denomme (10), Noah Papatheodorou (13), Drew Sinclair (12), Abigail Betsill(10), Leah Chirico (14), Melody Farrell (12), Grace Hong (11), Annika Lainevool (12), Emilia Lainevool (13), Kiara Palavicino (13), Jaiden Paralovos (13), Ryleigh Paralovos (9), Madeline Tanne r(15) and Jenna Wall (13).

Personal best times were recorded by all Thunderbird team members at the event with special mention to Rachelle Ouellette (13) achieving personal best times in four events. This was the first long course event for both Sydney Laughren (10) and Zachary Boucher (9).

The Thunderbirds are heading to the Petawawa Vimy Ridge Invitational hosted by the Petawawa Predators Swim Club on April 1st 2017.

North Bay coaches Pierre Simard, Penny Lecour, Hillar Lainevool and Jennifer Piper said they were pleased with the results from the meet and the success and growth of all swimmers.

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Brantford, ON (March 2017) - Ontario Spring Provincial Championships and AA Championship

Photo: Trael Daly Stevens (14) swimming the butterfly stroke, photo courtesy of Dave Crewson.

Brantford, ON – Three members of the CT33 Thunderbird Swimmers participated in the Ontario Spring Provincial Championships and AA Meet hosted by the Branford Aquatic Club this past weekend held at the Wayne Gretzky Centre in Brantford, ON. This was a two tiered Long Course meet format with the first tier - Provincials Championships preliminaries swum in the morning, and finals swum in the evening, and a second tier (AA) meet being swum during the afternoon as timed finals events.

At the Provincial Championships, Trael Daly Stevens (14) achieved his first Canadian National Qualifying Time in the 100 Meter Freestyle placing 5th in the preliminaries, and 4th in the finals with a time of 57.23. As a result Daly Stevens qualifies to swim at the Canadian Junior Championships being held this year at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre July 26-31. Trael also achieved 10th place in the 200 Meter Freestyle, 12th place in the 200 Metre Medley and 13th in the 100 Meter Butterfly events. Daly Stevens broke four of his own Long Course Records, and also broke a new club record in the 200 Meter Butterfly.

Cole Paralovos (15) placed in the top 10 at the Provincial Championships achieving 9th in the 200 Meter Breaststroke and 20th in the 100 Meter Breaststroke events. Paralovos also broke a new club record in the 200 Meter Breaststroke.

Evan Kilroy (15) placed 15th in the 200 Meter Breaststroke, 17th in the 100 Meter Breast Stroke and 19th in the 50 Meter Breast Stroke events. Kilroy broke a new club record in the 100 Meter Breaststroke.

At the Ontario Spring AA meet, Cole Paralovos competed in the 100 Meter Butterfly and achieved a 4th place finish, a 7th place finish in the 50 Meter Freestyle and 9th in the 100 Meter Freestyle event. Evan Kilroy (15) competed in the 200 Meter Individual Medley event placing 5th and captured 7th place in the 200 Meter Freestyle.

All swimmers achieved personal best times in all their respective events.

North Bay, ON (Feb 2017) - North Bay Y Invitational

Hanmer, ON (Feb 2017) - NEOR Top Fish developmental meet

Photo: Sheldon Kilroy (12) swimming the breaststroke, photo courtesy of Dave Crewson.

NORTH BAY – The CT33 Thunderbirds competed at the North Bay Y Invitational hosted by the North Bay Y Titans February 17th to the 19th. This Swim Ontario sanctioned event draws teams from across the north east region. This short course invitational meet was both a Sprint and an Ironman meet. This Swim Ontario sanctioned event draws teams from across the north east region.

CT33 team members Trael Daly Stevens (14), Jenna Wall(13) and Sheldon Kilroy(12) were awarded Overall High Score for their age categories at the event. Daly Stevens captured first place finishes in all of his events. Kilroy secured seven first place finishes and one third place. Jenna Wall left with four first place finishes and two second place finishes to secure the trophy.

Other first place finishes were recorded by Samuel Denomme (13), Jesse Hammond (16), Evan Kilroy (15), Emilia Lainevool (13), Peyton Paralovos (11) and Riley Periard (12).

Top three finishes were awarded to Zachary Boucher (9), Michael Denomme (17), Sydney Doidge (12), Annika Lainevool (12), Rachelle Ouellette (13), Noah Papatheodorou (13), Cole Paralovos (15), Jaiden Paralovos (13) and Drew Sinclair (12)

CT33 swimmers finishing in the top six were Abigail Betsill (10), Leah Chirico (14), Timothy Corbeil (11), Abigail Crewson (12), Myles Denomme (10), Kiara Palavicino (13) and Ryleigh Paralovos (9).

Personal best times were recorded for all CT33 Thunderbird swimmers, including Grace Hong (11), Melody Farrell (12) and Sydney Laughren (10).

T-Birds impressed in the relay events over the course of the weekend. A total of nine first place finishes were recorded in multiple relay events over all age categories in both male and female divisions.

In Hanmer this past weekend, the 12 and under Thunderbird team members competed the Top Fish developmental meet the Howard Armstrong Recreation Centre. This Swim Ontario event was hosted by the Valley East Waves.

Top three performances were recorded by all swimmers, including Zachary Boucher (9), Timothy Corbeil (11), Grace Hong (11), Peyton Paralovos (11), Ryleigh Paralovos (9) and Drew Sinclair (12).

North Bay coaches Pierre Simard, Penny Lecour, Ray Picco, Hillar Lainevool and Jennifer Piper said they were pleased with the results from the meet and the success and growth of all swimmers.

CT33 Thunderbird Swimmers Trael Daly Stevens, Evan Kilroy and Cole Paralovos have qualified to compete in the 2017 Spring Long Course Provincial Championships being held at the Brantford Aquatic Centre March 5th to 7th.

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Sault Ste. Marie, ON (Feb 8, 2017) - North Bay CT33 Swim Club - Dave Kensit Memorial Short Course Championship - Feb 3-5, 2017

Photo: Trael Daly Stevens (14) swimming the butterfly stroke, photo courtesy of Dave Crewson.

SAULT STE. MARIE – The CT33 Thunderbirds competed at the NEOR Dave Kensit Memorial Championship at the John Rhodes Community Centre in Sault Ste. Marie this past weekend.

This short course regional championship brings together the top Northeastern Ontario competitive swimmers that meet the qualifying standard. Eighteen CT33 Thunderbird Swim Team members traveled to Sault Ste. Marie to compete in this Swim Canada sanctioned event.

Fourteen year old Trael Daly Stevens was presented the Individual High Point Award in the boys 13-14 Year Old category at the conclusion of the competition. Daly Stevens competed in seven events over three days, placing first in all preliminary and final individual events, broke five club records; three of which were his own, and posted personal best times in all seven events. Club records broken by Daly Stevens in the 13-14 year old age category were: 200m Individual Medley, 200m Freestyle, 100m Butterfly, 100m Freestyle and 200m Butterfly.

Sheldon Kilroy (12) finished strong earning four gold medals in the boys 11-12 year old category, while Riley Periard’s (12) great swims earned her two silver medals and a bronze medal in the girls 11-12 year old category. Jesse Hammond (16) also achieved podium finishes bringing home a silver and two bronze medals from the event. Hammond also broke three club records in the 15 and over age category for the 200m Individual Medley, 400m Individual Medley and 200m Backstroke events.

Thunderbird swimmers achieving top eight placements were Michael Denomme (17), Samuel Denomme (13), Evan Kilroy (15), Noah Papatheodorou (13), Cole Paralovos (15), Jaiden Paralovos (12), Olivia Trottier (13), Gavin Wall (11) and Jenna Wall (13).

Personal best times were recorded for all CT-33 swimmers at the event including Leah Chirico (14), Emilia Lainevool (13), Rachelle Ouellette (13) and Peyton Paralovos (11).

Cole Paralovos, Evan Kilroy and Trael Daly Stevens have all qualified for the Provincial Championships being held at the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre in Brantford coming up in March 2017.

The Boys 15 and over 200m Medley Relay team consisting of Jesse Hammond, Evan Kilroy, Cole Paralovos and Trael Daly Stevens placed third in the event and also broke the club record from 2008.

CT33 Thunderbird Swim Team will be competing next at the North Bay YMCA Invitational February 17th-19th 2017.

North Bay coaches Pierre Simard, Penny Lecour, Ray Picco, Hillar Lainevool and Jennifer Piper said they were pleased with the results from the meet and the success and growth of all swimmers.

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North Bay, ON (Jan 25, 2016) - North Bay CT33 Swim Club - Paula Palangio NEOR #3 Swim Meet - Jan 21-22, 2017 - North Bay.

Photo 1: 12 year old Lindsay Greig swimming the breast stroke. This is Lindsay’s last swim with the Thunderbird Swim Team

Photo 2: 17 year old Elle Louise George swimming breast stroke. Elle is retiring from competitive swimming with the team.

The CFB North Bay Thunderbirds hosted the NEOR #3 - Paula Palangio Memorial Swim Meet this past weekend. This short course event draws competitive swimmers from select clubs across the North East. The meet is named after Paula Palangio, a former parent, volunteer and director that dedicated herself to the club, swimming and to North Eastern Ontario Region (NEOR) activities. Paula Palangio’s husband Robert and son, Andrew were in attendance for the opening ceremony and were presented with a plaque honouring and acknowledging the contributions of their wife and mother. The swim club was honoured to have Colonel H.M. Smith, 22 Wing Commander, kick off the event. Col. Smith commented on the hard work that is required to host a swim meet recalling on his own experience as a parent when his son swam for the Thunderbirds. CFB 22 Wing Band Brass Quintet performed an outstanding version of the National Anthem as part of the opening ceremonies.

Thunderbird swimmers that took home first place finishes at the event include Timothy Corbeil, Trael Daly Stevens, Samuel Denomme, Sydney Doidge, Melody Farrell, Elle Louise George, Jesse Hammond, Evan Kilroy, Sheldon Kilroy, Rachelle Ouellette, Cole Paralovos, Riley Periard, Drew Sinclair, Olivia Trottier and Jenna Wall.

Second place positions were achieved by Abigail Betsill, Zachary Boucher, Leah Chirico, Michael Denomme, Lindsay Greig, Emilia Lainevool, Jaiden Paralovos, Ryleigh Paralovos.

Abigail Crewson, Myles Denomme Annika Lainevool, Sydney Laughren, Kiara Palavicino, Noah Papatheodoro, Peyton Paralovos, Madeline Tanner, Isabella Trottier, and Gavin Wall earned at least one top eight finish. All swimmers posted personal best times in at least one event over the weekend.

The T-Bird relay teams excelled at the event with the 11-12 year old girls, 13-14 year old girls, 13-14 year old boys and 15 year old and over boys earning 1st place in their 4x50 medley relay, while the 11-12 year old girls, 11-12 year old boys, 15 and over girls and 15 and over boys captured the win in their respective 4x50 free relay events.

The club also wanted to acknowledge two outstanding members of the team Lindsay Greig (12) and Elle Louise George as this was the last and final competition for them as members of the Thunderbird Swim Club. Elle has retired from competition and Lindsay is moving to the USA and will be swimming with a US club. Their contributions and team spirit will be missed.

Cole Paralovos qualified for AA Provincial Championships being held at the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre in Brantford. Evan Kilroy and Trael Daly Stevens both added Provincial A qualifying times to their portfolio this past weekend. Both Provincial A and AA events will be held in March 2017 at the Brantford venue.

Trael Daly Stevens also broke four club records in the 200 Fly, 800 Free, 100 IM and 400 Free events over the course of the competition.

Coaches Pierre Simard, Penny Lecour, Hillar Lainevool, and Ray Picco were pleased with the results during the meet and the success and growth of all swimmers.

Congratulations to all T-Birds swimmers, coaches, parents and volunteers for a wonderful meet.

The Thunderbirds will be competing at the Dave Kensit Memorial Championship Short Course Meet at the Sault Ste Marie - John Rhodes Community Centre Pool February 4th through February 6th, 2017.

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NEOR 2 - North Bay YMCA - Dec 2016

Photo: Cole Paralovos (14) swimming the breast stroke, courtesy of Dave Crewson.

CT33 Thunderbird swimmers competed against teams across Northeastern Ontario at the second NEOR Developmental meet held at the North Bay YMCA this past weekend. This Swim Ontario sanctioned event was hosted by the North Bay Y Titans.

Trael Daly Stevens (13) swam to five first place finishes along with one second place finish. Jesse Hammond (16) captured five first place finishes as well as one third place finish and Cole Paralovos (14) swam to four first place finishes and two second place finishes. Peyton Paralovos (10) finished with four first place and two second place swims.

Paralovos and Daly Stevens each broke club records at the event. Paralovos broke the twenty year club record for 100 metre breast and 200 metre breast stroke events, while Daly Stevens broke his own club records for the 100 metre fly and 200 metre medley events.

Other T-Birds with first place finishes were Timothy Corbeil, Evan Kilroy, Sheldon Kilroy, and Riley Periard.

CT33 Swimmers with top six placements were Abigail Betsill, Zackary Boucher, Leah Chirico, Michael Denomme, Myles Denomme, Samuel Denomme, Lindsay Greig, Grace Hong, Annika Lainevool, Emilia Lainevool, Sydney Laughren, Noah Papatheodorou, Jaiden Paralovos, Ryleigh Paralovos, Riley Periard, Drew Sinclair, Madeline Tanner, Gavin Wall and Jenna Wall.

Personal best times were recorded by most swimmers, including Sydney Doidge, Melody Farrell, Kiara Palavicino and Isabella Trottier.

First place finishes were also captured in the team relay events for female 10 and under 200 metre medley, Male 13-14 200 metre medley, male 15 and over 200 metre medley, male 13-14 200 metre free and male 15 and over 200 metre free.

North Bay coaches Pierre Simard, Penny Lecour, Ray Picco, Hillar Lainevool and Jennifer Piper said they were pleased with the results from the meet and the success and growth of all swimmers.

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NEOR Learn to Train Camp - CFB North Bay - Nov 2016

Photo: Trael Daly Stevens (13) swimming the breast stroke, courtesy of Dave Crewson.

North Eastern Ontario Region (NEOR) hosted 30 swimmers ages 10-13 at the CFB North Bay 22 Wing Recreation Centre November 26th to November 27th.

The NEOR Learn to Train Swim Camp brings swimmers from across the North East region to train as a group. It also provides an opportunity for regional coaches to share and transfer knowledge and expertise.

Swimmers from nine regional swim clubs participated in the event including: Elliot Lake Aquatic Club, Valley East Waves, CT33 Thunderbirds, Kapuskasing Swim Club, North Bay Y Titans, Northern Storm Aquatic Club, Sault Ste. Marie Aquatic Club, Sudbury Laurentian Swim Club, Timmins Marlins Swim Club, and East Nipissing Sturgeon Falls Swim Team. The water sessions concentrated on pace control and skill development, while the out of the pool sessions focused on dry land training, nutrition, fitness, "swimming hygiene" and goal setting.

All swimmers who attended the camp had their start, strokes and turns evaluated using criteria and a points system developed by Swim Canada. Top point achievers were highlighted at the end of the event. Thunderbirds swimmer Trael Daly Stevens earned the most points overall from all categories, and also earned the highest points in each individual evaluation category. Other swimmers from the CT33 Thunderbird swim club who participated in the training camp were Lindsay Greig, Sheldon Kilroy, Riley Periard and Jenna Wall.

Daly Stevens will join his team members this weekend at the NEOR 2 event to be hosted by the North Bay Y Titans.

Sudbury Top Fish Short Course Developmental Meet - Gatchell Pool - November 2016

Photo: Jaiden Paralovos (12) swimming the breast stroke, courtesy of Dave Crewson.

CT33 12 and under swimmers competed against teams from across Northeastern Ontario at the Top Fish Meet in Sudbury on the weekend. The Swim Ontario Sanctioned event was hosted by Nickel City Aquatics at the Gatchell pool.

Twelve year old Jaiden Paralovos captured five first place finishes at the short course event. Other swimmers with first place finishes were Timothy Corbeil, Abigail Crewson, Peyton Paralovos, Drew Sinclair and Gavin Wall.

Top three finishers were Zackary Boucher, Melody Farrell, Grace Hong and Ryleigh Paralovos.

Other swimmers excelling at the meet and achieving top ten placements were Abigail Betsill and Sydney Laughren.

Personal best times were recorded by a majority of CT33 swimmers, including Isabella Trottier who recorded personal best times in two of her events.

Both the female and male twelve and under 100 metre Free Relay teams captured first place in their respective events. The girls team was made up of Peyton Paralovos, Abigail Crewson, Ryleigh Paralovos and Jaiden Paralovos. The boys team consisted of Gavin Wall, Timothy Corbeil, Zackary Boucher and Drew Sinclair.

North Bay coaches Pierre Simard, Penny Lecour, Ray Picco, Hillar Lainevool and Jennifer Piper said they were pleased with the results from the meet and the success and growth of all swimmers.

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Petawawa Poppy Meet Short Course Developmental Meet - November 2016

Photo: Jesse Hammond swimming Breaststroke. Photo by Dave Crewson

CT33 Swimmers competed this past weekend in the Petawawa Poppy Meet held at the Dundonald Hall Fitness, Sports and Aquatics Centre this past weekend. The one day short course event was hosted by the Petawawa Predators.

This Swim Canada sanctioned event draws in swimmers across the northeast region.

Capturing first place finishes in all four of their respective events were Zachary Boucher, Jesse Hammond, Peyton Paralovos and Riley Periard.

Other swimmers with first place finishes were Timothy Corbeil, William Hotson, Drew Sinclair, Melody Farrell, Emilia Lainevool, Jaiden Paralovos, Isabella Trottier and Olivia Trottier.

Thunderbirds with top three finishes include Sam Denomme, Cole Paralovos, Abigail Betsill, Annika Lainevool, Sydney Laughren and Ryleigh Paralovos.

North Bay coaches Pierre Simard, Penny Lecour, Ray Picco, Hillar Lainevool and Jennifer Piper were pleased with the results from the meet and the success and growth of all swimmers.

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2016 NEOR 1 Short Course Developmental Meet - October 2016

Photo: Evan Kilroy swimming Breaststroke. Photo by Dave Crewson

STRONG START FOR CT33 THUNDERBIRDS NEOR DEVELOPMENTAL MEET

CT33 Swimmers competed against seventeen teams across Northeastern Ontario at the Jeno Tihanyi Olympic Gold Pool, Laurentian University in Sudbury on the weekend. The two day event, hosted by the Sudbury Laurentian Swim Club was the first short course competition of the season for the Thunderbirds.

Top performers at this meet were Trael Daly Stevens with 6 first place finishes, Evan Kilroy, Peyton Paralovos and Riley Periard each with 3 first place finishes, Sheldon Kilroy with two first place finishes, Timothy Corbeil, Jesse Hammond and Jenna Wall each with one first place finish.

Evan Kilroy (14) broke two club records in the 50M and 200M Breaststroke events while Trael Daly Stevens (13) broke two club records in the 100M Butterfly and 200M Medley events.

Other swimmers with top three performances were Michael Denomme, Cole Paralovos, Drew Sinclair and Lindsay Grieg.

Swimmers excelling at the meet and capturing top eight placements were Zachary Boucher, Myles Denomme, Samuel Denomme, Gavin Wall, Leah Chirico, Ellie George, Grace Hong, Rachelle Ouellette, Jaiden Paralovos, Ryleigh Paralovos and Olivia Trottier.

This was the first meet for swimmers Zachary Boucher and Isabella Trottier, laying down their best efforts in their respective events.

The men’s Freestyle and Medley Relay team captured first place at the event, breaking the club records in both events. The men’s relay team members were Trael Daly Stevens, Samuel Denomme, Evan Kilroy and Cole Paralovos. The women’s relay team consisting of Lindsay Greig, Jayden Paralovos, Riley Periard and Jenna Wall placed second in the Freestyle and Medley events. The Thunderbirds competed in fourteen team relay events over two days.

Personal best times were recorded by all swimmers.

North Bay coaches Pierre Simard, Penny Lecour, Ray Picco, Hillar Lainevool and Jennifer Piper said they were pleased with the results from the meet and the success and growth of all swimmers.

You can follow the CT-33 Thunderbirds at www.northbaythunderbirds.com

Olympian Martha McCabe makes a stop at CFB North Bay - Sept 2016

Photo: Thunderbirds Listen to Olympian Martha McCabe Photo by M. Stevens

Fresh off her second Olympic Games, the 27-year-old made a stop at CFB North Bay as part of her 26 city tour from Victoria, B.C., to her hometown of Toronto, Ont. this past weekend.

CT33 Thunderbird swim team, coaches and parents were inspired by the two time Olympic team member. Martha’s personal story of perseverance, failure and the day to day life of an international and Olympic swimmer struck home for the young athletes. She shared strategies on how to focus on what matters most and how to thrive under pressure.

McCabe is paired with Fueling Women Champions to endorse healthy living and female participation in sport. She aims to spread positive messages encouraging young athletes to train and compete at their fullest potential; promoting long-term involvement in sport, all while learning, growing and having fun.

McCabe took to the waters and conducted technical drills, unique techniques and personal demonstrations with all members of the team.

The CT33 Thunderbirds are currently training for the NEOR meet in Sudbury October 29th and 30th.

For more information on Martha McCabe, her tour schedule and clinic options, visit her website at http://www.marthamccabe.ca/drive/.

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2016 Ontario Summer Short Course Festivals - June 2016

Photo: Riley Periard swimming Freestyle stroke. Photo by Dave Crewson

Three members of the CT33 Thunderbirds swim team competed at the 2016 Ontario Summer Short Course Festivals this past weekend. The event was hosted by the Mississauga Aquatic Club.

The Swim Ontario sanctioned event was held at the Etobicoke Olympium Pool in Etobicoke, drawing teams from across Ontario.

Prior to the meet, competitors are required to achieve Swim Ontario Festival Pre-Requisite Standards in their age categories.

Trael Daly Stevens (13) earned highest points for the team placing eighth in the Finals for the 100 Metre Freestyle event. Daly Stevens also competed in the Finals for the 100 Metre Breast and 200 Metre Medley events placing 17th and 9th respectively. He posted personal best times in his 100 Metre Freestye and the 200 Metre Medley. This was Daly Stevens fourth year qualifying for this Short Course Event.

Riley Periard (11) competed in four events, achieving personal best times in three. Over the course of two days Periard posted strong finishes in the 50, 100 and 200 Metre Freestyle events placing 11th, 18th, and 15th respectively. Periard finished the event placing 25th in the 200 Metre Medley event.

Peyton Paralovos (10) placed 24th in the 50 Metre and 32nd in the 100 Metre Freestyle events along with 21st place for the 100 Metre Breast and 34th for the 100 Metre Back . Paralovos posted personal bests times in her events.

North Bay coaches Pierre Simard, Penny Lecour, Ray Picco, Hillar Lainevool, Jennifer Piper, and Rhianna Bovair were pleased with the results from the meet and the success and growth of all three swimmers.

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