Dolphins Swim Club: Welcome
Wednesday, February 8
With Coach Troy at the helm and her father as her trainer this young lady could be dangerous in the upcoming Olympics and future world rankings.
Canadian teenage star Sinead Russell has made her college decision, and has made a verbal commitment to swim for the University of Florida next fall.
Russell made the decision after taking trips to both Florida and the University of Texas last weekend.
“With my training background, I thought it fit better with the University of Florida, from what I’ve seen,” Russell said of her decision. “I also felt really comfortable when I was there.”
Russell is one of the biggest, if not the biggest, fish in the class of 2012 even lined up alongside the likes of Jasmine Tosky (USC) and Liz Pelton (Cal). She is a Canadian National Record holder, and will more-than-likely be an Olympic Finalist in London if all goes according to plan.
She has long course bests of 59.68 and 2:08.80 in the 100 and 200 backstrokes, respectively, both of which were done at last summer’s World Championships. Both of those marks landed her in the world’s top-10 in 2011. She’s also going to be a huge freestyler for the Gators, as she goes 25.92/55.55/1:59.70 in the 50-through-200 freestyles.
This is exactly the piece that the Gators needed to boost their squad back towards National Championship contention. She will simultaneously fill the holes left by the graduations of both Sara Bateman (their top sprint freestyler) and Teresa Crippen (an All-American 200 backstroker). Additionally, she will add a legitimate top-5 backstroking option to the medley relays, which is something even the great Elizabeth Beisel can’t give them.
Another huge effect of this decision is that the Gators now have maybe the only backstroker who can break up the monopoly that Cal will have over the 100 for the next 3+ years. The combination of her and Beisel will be crucial pieces if the Gators build their way back to national championship contention. They’ve made excellent use of the scholarship money left over by a sizable group of graduates.
With the class they’ve brought in this year (Lindsay McKnight, Natalie Hinds, Ashlee Linn, Sierra Kuhn, Taylor Roy), and renewed focus on the college pool in the post-Olympic year, the Gators look like they’re going to be dangerous in 2014.
From: The SwimmersCircle.com
Canadian young-star swimmer Sinead Russell will be travelling stateside this weekend, but not to compete as many of her teammates did in the Austin Grand Prix. Instead, she will be making recruiting stops at the University of Florida and the University of Texas.
Tuesday, December 20
DOLPHINS SWIM CLUB
During the month of November – December the Dolphins swim club has continue its success in the pool regardless of losing pool time from the Town of Oakville who indiscrimatly decided to take always 8 hours of Oakville residents training time. The club found private time to continue in its fight and to continue to produce champions in and out of the pool.
Sinead Russell won 6 gold medals at the prestige Canada Cup International competition. Sinead was awarded the High Point Trophy as the top female swimmer. In addition, she was awarded with the Top Freestyle Sprinter, and Top Backstroke Swimmer winning in the 50 – 100 and 200 meter events. Sinead also went on to set 5 Meet Records, short and long course, new Ontario record in 100 and 200 Backstroke, and a 7th place finish in the World in the 200 Backstroke with a time of 2:03.60.
The Dolphins relay teams took 2 bronze medals at the Canada cup. During the Canada cup they had special presentations with the Dolphins winning the following awards:
Sinead Russell - Best Junior Female Swimmer in Canada
Erin Russell - Best Junior Female Coach in Canada.
Sinead Russell nominated for the Female swimmer of the Year at the Big Splash awards and ended as Runner up due to her 8th place at the World Championships.
December 15th the Dolphins traveled to Montreal to the CAMO International competition with 11 and over swimmers. The Dolphins program ranked in the Top 3 overall winning the following events: Zixuan Li age 13 -7 Gold medals in 200-400 IM, 200- 400 free style, 50 Back ,200 Back, 50 butterfly; Sinead Russell age 18, 7 Gold medals in 50-100-200 free, 200 -400 IM, 100- 200 Backstroke; Olivia Sbaraglia age 14, 5 Gold medals in 50-100-200-400 freestyle, 100 Back stroke; Lauren Dixon age 16, 4 Gold medals in 200-400 free, 100 – 200 breast stroke; Jamie Young age 13, 3 Gold medals in 50 back, 50 breast, 200 breast. Meryn McCann age 13, Gold medal in 200 back.
Relays Gold medal swimmers: Boys 13 and under in both 4 x 50 medley and free relays; Senior Girls in both 4 x 50 medley and free relays.
Silver Medal winners: Kyle Lai age 16, Jamie Young age 13, Meryn McCann age 13, Olivia Sbaraglia 14, 13/14 Girls 4 x 50 free and medley relays.
Bronze Medal winners: George Papangelakis age 13, Madi Paradkar age 13, Elysha Walker age 13, Jennifer Hu age 12, Jamie Young age 13, Taylor Anderson age 18, Maggie Burns age 16, Karen Wan age 18, Meryn McCann age 13. Jenifer Hu age 12: Relay medal winners: Panos Papangelakis, Sophina McEwan.
A total of 18 new club records where established at the CAMO competition, with several swims ranking in the top 3 in the CAMO meet.MORE INFORMATION ON THE DOLPINS PLEASE EMAIL COACHRUSSELL84@YAHOO.COM
US NATIONALS ATLANTA
SINEAD RUSSELL OF THE DOLPINS SWIM CLUB WINS A SILVER MEDAL IN THE WOMENS 200 BACKSTROKE WITH A TIME OF 2:09.98. WORLD RECORD HOLDER MELISA FRANKLIN WAS THE WINNER OF THIS EVENT.
THIS IS A EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE FOR SINEAD IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF THE SEASON AND WHILE FIGHTING THE FLU.
SINEAD WAS THE HIGHEST RANKED FEMALE OF ALL THE CANADIAN SWIMMERS ATTENDING THIS YEAR'S US LONG COURSE NATIONALS.
SWIM CANADA NEWS WEB SITE. Dec 4th 2011
In the women’s 200 backstroke, Melis Franklin of the U.S., was the winner in 2:07.14 with Russell second in 2:09.84 and Elizabeth Pelton of the U.S., third in 2:09.89. Russell, 18, was just over a second off her Canadian record set in a ninth place finish at the world championships in Shanghai this past summer.
Day 3 results
Sinead Russell - 2 finals 200m free
Lauren Dixon - B final 200m freestyle
Sinead Russell - finals 50m Backstroke.
Day 2 results
Sinead Russell - 2 more golds in the womens 100m Backstroke with a new Meet record. Later in the evening Gold in 50m freestyle
Dolphins relay team - Bronze in the 4 x 200m free relay.
Peter Kruyzk - 2nd in the B final of 50m Breaststroke
press write up in Swim Canada site
2 Golds, 1 Silver for Dolphins swimmers
Sinead Russell wins the 100 freestyle setting a new Club record of 54.10; then with only 8 minutes rest wins the 200 Backstroke and sets a new meet record by over 3 seconds.
OLIVIA SBARAGLIA, AGE 14, SWAM A NEW CLUB RECORD IN THE 100m FREESTYLE (57.2) AND 50m FLY (29.50).
LAUREN DIXON SWAM THE 100m FREE IN A PERSONAL BEST TIME OF 57.6.
Later in the evening the women 4 x 100 free relay places second with Olivia Sbaraglia leading off, Lauren Dixon, Sinead Russell, and Taylor Anderson.
TORONTO, Ontario, November 25. THE initial evening of swimming at the Canada Cup in Toronto is in the books. The meet is long course meters at night, and short course meters during prelims.
Sinead Russell won the women's 100 free in 55.73 after setting the SCM meet record in the morning with a 54.17. Brittany MacLean took second in 55.83, while Lauren Earp earned third in 56.28. Russell doubled up with a 2:10.97 in the women's 200 back, crushing the meet record, while moving to seventh in the world in the SCM event with a 2:03.65 in the morning. MacLean clocked a 2:12.87 for second at night, while Geneview Cantin touched third in 2:13.10.
Sunday, October 2
Click the link or enter http://gallery.me.com/studio23canada# in your browser to view photos from the meet!
Thursday, August 11
North American challenge Cup
Aug 4-6, 2011
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Three swimmers of the Dolphins Swim Club traveled to Mexico with the National Age Group Team; Lauren Dixon, Olivia Sbaraglia and Meryn McCann had a very successful time competing against swimmers representing Mexico, USA and Canada.
Coach Erin Russell of the Dolphins was also one of the selected coaches of the National Age Group Team and she was in charge of the 15-16 years girls division.
The top swimmer for the Dolphins Swim Club was 14 years old Olivia Sbaraglia winning 4 gold medals: 1 in the 200m freestyle and 3 in the relays events. Olivia also got 2 silver medals in the 50m and 100m freestyle events.
Lauren Dixon, 16 years old, won 3 silver medals in the 200m and 400m freestyle, and the 200m breaststroke as well as, 2 gold medals in the relay events.
The youngest member of the Dolphins, 12 years old Meryn McCann, won a silver medal in the 200m backstroke, a bronze medal in the 100m backstroke and a gold medal in the 4 x 100m freestyle relay.
Canada won the overall competition in both the men’s and women’s division. Statically, the girl’s team would have placed 3rd in points scored for Canada, and 5th overall as a Canadian team.
Wednesday, August 3
Dolphins swimmers of Oakville hit high note at international and national events the last week of July. Dolphins Swim Club may be one of the smallest in Ontario but its swimmers excel in the world of swimming.
During the FINA World Championships in Shanghai Sinead Russell of Dolphins broke three national records: twice in the 100m backstroke, and once in the 200m backstroke. She is also the first woman in the history of Canadian swimming to break the 60-second barrier in the 100m backstroke with a 59.68 s that ranks her 8th in world in this event. She is also ranked 9th in the World in the 200m backstroke.
Twenty-four (24) swimmers competed this past weekend in the Montreal Age Group National Championships against 198 swim teams across Canada. The Dolphins ranked 9th overall and second best age group team in Ontario after Etobicoke that finished in first place.
Oakville resident Zixuan (Peter) Li was the top 13 and under male swimmer of the meet winning 6 gold, 1 silver and as a result he is ranked overall number one in Canada for his age group. Peter has had an incredible season with the Dolphins establishing over 15 national records as a 12 year old and is continuing on the same path at the age of 13. He also bettered 7 Dolphins club records in the 14 and under division.
Meryn McCann, 12 years of age, captured 2 gold medals in the 100 and 200m backstroke, 2 silver medals in the 50 and 200m freestyle and a bronze medal in the 50m backstroke.
Olivia Sbaraglia an Oakville native, 14 years of age, was the next top swimmer for the Dolphins with 3 silver medals in 50, 100 and 200m freestyle, and qualified for the Olympic Trials in April 2012.
Lauren Dixon, 16 years old, she took home one silver medal in the 1500m freestyle and made finals in the 200m breaststroke and 200m freestyle while her time in the 200m breaststroke was a new club record. John Young, 13 years, had a bronze medal in the 50m breaststroke
Another silver medal for the Dolphins was won by John Young, George Papangelakis, Peter Li and Panos Papangelakis in the boys 13 years and under 4x50m medley relay. The four boys also came 4th in the 4x50m freestyle relay while the 13 and under girls relay placed 5th in the 4x50m freestyle (Pari Baker, Meryn McCann, Olivia Sbaraglia, Elisha Walker) and 7th in the 4x50m medley (McCann, Baker, Paradkar, Sbaraglia). Other swimmers for the Dolphins Swim Club who swam in finals were Maggie Burns (50 and 200m fly, 200m breastroke and 200m IM) and Madeline Paradkar (200m fly). In total, 12 club records where broken at the Age Group Nationals in Montreal.
Friday, July 29
Russell clocked 2:08.92 just short of her national mark of 2:08.89 set at the world championship team trials this past April. Geneviève Cantin of Quebec City gained the last available semifinal spot ranking 16th.
‘’It was fun,’’ said Russell. ‘’I achieved what I wanted. I wasn’t thinking about time. I just wanted to swim the way I was suppose too.’’
‘’I was pretty stressed about racing for the first time after six days of competition,’’ said Cantin in her worlds debut. ‘’I’ll need a better start and also re-examine my race strategy for the semis.’’
In the men’s 4X200 freestyle relay Canada placed 10th in the prelims with Blake Worsley of Victoria, Colin Russell of Oakville, Chad Bobrosky of Calgary and Stefan Hirniak of Victoria. The top-eight advanced to tonight’s final.
SHANGHAI – Sinead Russell of Oakville, Ont., lowered her Canadian record for the second time Monday and Jillian Tyler of Calgary also advanced to a final in swimming action at the FINA World Aquatic Championships.
In the women’s 100 backstroke semifinal, Russell clocked 59.68 seconds for the fifth fastest qualifying time for Tuesday’s final but only 0.3 seconds off the best time posted by American star Nathalie Coughlin.
That bettered her Canadian record of 59.80 set in the morning preliminaries in which she was ranked second. The top-eight times in the semis advanced to the final.
‘’I’m really happy about the record,’’ said Russell, 18. ‘’I just wanted to go race my heat, I didn’t expect to beat the time again. The key is to work on me and not everyone else around me. My goal in the final is to make top-five which would pre qualify me for the Olympics.’’
Monday, July 25
‘’I’m really happy about that swim,’’ said Russell, 18. ‘’To go faster I need to keep racing the people beside me and not be afraid of them.
Colin Russell swam the second fastest time in the Canadian Team in the mens 4x100 free relay Canada 4 x 100 free relay has qualified to the Olympic Games in this event.
Friday, July 15
While in Singapore, the swimmers will fine tune their strokes and get the necessary environmental adaptation for optimal performance in Shanghai.
Dolphins swimmers Colin Russell and Sinead Russell get ready to face the world in Shanghai. Coach Erin Russell is presently in Singapore working with Kevin Thornburn in preparation for July 24th 2011.
Friday, July 8
Dolphins' 15 years and over swimmers competiting in Buffalo at the Unversity Pool.
Highlights for Dolphins swim club: Lauren Dixon 16 years old wins the 200m freestyle, also making the standards in the upcoming Olympic Trials in April 2012.
Kimerbley Flemming also making the standard for the Olympic Trials in the 100m Back stroke.
Several swimmers competed in finals including Maggie Burns, Linda Wang, Courtney Gregorian, Kyel Lia, Andrew George,
Many personal best times where produced by the swimmers of the Dolphins Swim Club.
Tuesday, July 5
DOLPHINS SWIM CLUB WINS THE POUND FOR POUND AWARD AS THE BEST TEAM WITH MOST GOLD, SILVER AND BRONZE MEDALS FOR THE NUMBER OF SWIMMERS REPRESENTING DOLPHINS - 16 SWIMMERS IN TOTAL IN THE 14 UNDER DIVISION OF THE PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONCHIPS THIS WEEKEND. DOLPHINS PLACED 7TH OVERALL OUT OF 90 PLUS TEAMS AND OVER 990 SWIMMERS. THIS IS THE SECOND TIME IN SUCCESION DOLPHINS HAVE WON THIS AWARD.
WINNING A TOTAL OF 15 INDIVIDUAL GOLD MEDALS, 4 SILVER AND 5 BRONZE MEDALS
6 GOLD, 1 SILVER AND 3 BRONZE MEDALS IN RELAYS
A NUMBER OF MEET RECORDS FELL TO DOLPHINS SWIMMERS AND RELAYS
MADELINE PARADKAR 200 FLY; ZIXUN LI 100 FLY & 400 FREE; OLIVIA SBARAGLIA 100 & 200 FREE
BOYS 12-13 RELAY TEAMS: 4 X 50 MEDLEY, 4 X 100 MEDLEY, 4 X 100 FREE RELAYS
GOLD MEDAL PERFORMANCES
ZIXUAN LI 5 GOLD; OLIVIA SBARAGLIA 4 GOLD; MERYN MCCANN 4 GOLD; JOHN YOUNG 1 GOLD;
MADELINE PARADKAR 1 GOLD
SILVER MEDAL PERFORMANCES
OLIVIA SBARAGLIA – MERYN MCCANN – ZIXUAN LI – JOHN YOUNG – GEORGE PAPANGELAKIS -- MADELINE PARADKAR
BRONZE MEDAL PERFORMANCES
OLIVIA SBARAGLIA – MERYN MCCANN – ZIXUAN LI – JOHN YOUNG – GEORGE PAPANGELAKIS – MADELINE PARADKAR – KURT SCHUBERT
TOTAL OF 16 NEW CLUB RECORDS WERE ESTABLISHED.
Friday, July 8
DOLPHINS SWIMMER GOLD AT CENTRAL REGIONAL LONG COURSE CHAMIONSHIPS ANDREW GEORGE 2 Golds
Dolphins swimmer Andrew George wins 2 gold at the Centreal regional championships. This is Andrews first every gold medals and he did it in style. He not only won the gold but qualified for Ontario age Groups Championships National age Groups all in one even to be held in Montreal .Winning the 15 under 100 - 200 Breast stroke events.Other Gold medal winner for the Dolphins program was Olivia Andersen in the womens 100 butterly.Talyor Cherry 200 IM 10 under girls- Jenifer Hu in the 11 under girls 400 IM.OTHER MEDAL WINNERS AND FINALIST. The senior girls 200 free and Medley relay won Golds.Other swimmers in finals Jenifer Baker, Sarah Watts.Other medal winners Linday Wang 200 butterly, Alyson Smith 200 breast stroke.
Friday, June 10
THE DOLPHINS SWIM CLUB SWIMMERS COMPETED IN THE HIGHEST INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION WHERE OVER 28 NATIONAL TEAMS AND SEVERAL HIGH LEVEL SWIM TEAMS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD COMPETE. THIS MARKS THE 4TH TIME DOLPHINS HAVE COMPETED IN THIS EVENT NEXT TO THE WORLD CHAMPIONS AND OLYMPIC CHAMPIONS
Hotel in Canet ---Meaghon-Sinead- Stella -Taylor
Dolphins swimmer Sinead Russell wins Bronze in Canet with a New National Age Group record in the girls' 100 Back stroke; this is also an Ontario Senior girls record In the Spanish competition leg Stella Zhao qualified in the 50 free for OLympic Trials in 2012. 2nd Day Sinead won Bronze in 200 backstroke - 4th Place 50 backstroke.
Team Dolphins in Spain at competition pool watching the finals: Colin Russell-Taylor Anderson-Meaghan McCann- Stella Zhao
Sunday, May 22
DOLPHINS SWIMMERS EXCELL IN MONTREAL AT PPO INTERNATIONAL
8 SWIMMERS COMPETED AT THE MONTREAL AGE GROUP SENIOR COMPETITION WITH GOLD MEDALS FROM THE FOLLOWING SWIMMERS
Madie Maggie Panos
Zixuan Li 3 National records 12 under boys long course
GOLD MEDAL WINNERS SINEAD RUSSELL (2) - MAGGIE BURNS(6) - ZIXUAN LI (5) - JOHN YOUNG (2) - GEORGE PAPANGELAKIS (1) - MADELINE PARADKAR (2) - KYLE LAI (1) - ZIXUAN LI (3) - NEW NATIONAL RECORDS IN 50 FREE, 200 FREE, 400 IM and 200 IM ONTARIO RECORD. ALL DOLPHINS SWIMMERS WHERE FINALISTS - PANOS PAPANGELAKIS (2 SILVER) - GETTY DIXON - 9 CLUB RECORDS WHERE BROKEN DURING THIS COMPETITION.
Thursday, March 31
WORLD TRIALS VICTORIA BC 2011
Results Day 1 Wednesday
Sinead Russell Silver 50 Back stroke
4 x 100 free relay 6th place overall
Courtney Gregorian 1.00.53
COLIN RUSSELL WORLD TRIALS 2009
Dolphins swimmers compete in Victoria.
Swimming for Dolphins:
Olympium Colin Russell
100 -200 free style
Sinead Russell National Team
Day 1 50 Back Meet Record 28.90 seeded #1 going into finals.
Events at World Trials
100 Free style
Photo Commonwealth Games
Lauren Dixon 15
World Trials BC 2011
Day 1-Ranked 34th- 400 free
Specality 200-400-800 Free
200 Breast stroke.
4 x 100 Medley relay
4 x 100 free relay
Olivia Sbaraglia 13 year
free style sprinter
4 x 100 Medley Relay
4 x 100 Free Relay
Butter fly specialist
with wife and Coach Wendy
50 - 100 Butterfly
Back from Unversity of Connecticut
Day 1-29th 200 Butterfly.
50 - 100-200- Butterfly
50 free style -
4x 100 Medley Relay
4 x 100 free Relay
Saturday, March 26
DOLPHINS SWIM CLUB
SWIMMERS WHO RANK NUMBER #1 IN CANADA 2011 SHORT COURSE SEASON.
SHANNON RUSSELL AGE 8 YEARS
1ST 100 BREAST STROKE
1ST 100 BUTTERFLY
1ST 200 FREE STYLE
1ST 400 FREE STYLE
1ST 200 IM
MERYN MCCANN AGE 12
NATIONALLY RANKED #1
MADELINE PARADKAR AGE 12
NATIONALLY RANKED #1
1ST - 200 BUTTERFLY 2.27.51
SHORT COURSE 2011
OLIVIA SBARAGLIA AGE 13
NATIONALLY RANKED #1
1ST 50 FREE STYLE 26.34
1ST 100 FREE STYLE 57.72
1ST 200 FREE STYLE 2.04.78
1ST 200 BACK STROKE 2.21.1
SINEAD RUSSELL AGE 17
NATIONALLY RANKED #1
1ST 200 FREE STYLE 1.57.17
1ST 200 IM 2.12.91
50 BACK STROKE 27.88 NAT RECORD
100 BACK STROKE 58.47 NAT RECORD
200 BACK STROKE 2.06.99 NAT RECORD
NATIONAL TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2009
LI IXUAN AGE 12
NATIONALLY RANKED #1
1ST 100 FREE 54.51 NAT RECORD
1ST 200 FREE 2.02.341ST
400 FREE 4.22.381ST
800 FREE 9.12.21
1ST 100 BUTTERFLY 1.01.731ST
200 IM 2.16.90 NAT RECORD
1ST 400 IM 4.48.33 NAT RECORD
UP NEXT DOLPIN SWIMMERS IN TOP 25 IN CANADA
Monday, March 21
CONGRATULATIONS DOLPINS SWIMMERS
Three Dolphins swimmers have qualified to represent Ontario at the Tri-competition Quebec - East Coast Provinces and Ontario.
Only 4 swimmers in 3 age groups of Girls and Boys qualify to represent Ontario.
In the 12 under Division Meryn McCann.
Meryn ranked Number 1 in Canada in the girls
200 Back stroke in the 12 under age group
In the 13 Under Division Olivia Sbaraglia
Olivia ranked in Canada number 1 in the 50 free, 100 free, 200free in the 13 under girls age group. Olivia also qualified Senior Nationals in 50 free 26.34.
Olivia will be travelling to the World Trials in Victoria in April 2011
In the 15 under Division Lauren Dixon.
Lauren Dixon 15 years old one of the Top 15 year old girls in Canada This is the 2nd Tour Team for Lauren. Lauren has qualified in the 200-400 800 free 100 200 Breast stroke at Senior National and will be travelling to the World Trials in Victoria.
Lauren with Tanya Hunks National Team Member
Canada Cup Etobicoke
Sinead Russell win 6 Golds at Canada cup with Ontario Womens record in 200 Back stroke with the 7th fastest time shortcouse in the world this year. 7 Meet records
Gold in 50-100-200 freestyle events and winner of the free sprint award.
Gold in the 50 -100-200 Back and winner of the Back stroke award.
The Clubs relay teams placed 2nd in the 4 x 100 free relay under the meet record and a new club record.
Sinead Russell-Lauren Dixon-Olivia Sbaraglia-Taylor Anderson.
Bronze Medal in the 4 x 200 free style same swimmers.
The Dolphins placed 5th place overall at one of the most Senior level meet in the Short course season.
AWARDED THE TOP JUNIOR SWIMMER IN CANADA 2011 SEASON
ERIN RUSSELL AWARD TOP FEMALE COACH OF THE YEAR IN CANADA.