Nationals 2013 Results

15 of your teammates represented EOMAC at the Canadian Masters Swimming Championships in Ottawa. The competition was intense with over 900 swimmers entered in the meet. Including former Olympic medalists and past national champions.

With only a minimal amount of members attending the meet, our team placed a respectable 8th place in combined team points out of 111 teams represented at the meet.


Anna Togias
Her dedication and hard work in the pool finally paid off for her with some great performances at the meet. Anna finished the meet as EOMACS top team point contributor (101 points earned) with a national title in the 200 back and several best time podium finishes. Including a new ER in the 200 fly.
Al Statkevicius
Al was easily the most dominant male swimmer at the meet. His 200 free earned him a new Canadian Record and his time of 1:56.84 would of ranked him 3rd in the world in the 2012 World Masters season rankings. Al also showed his versatility by establishing a new Ontario record in the 100 Breaststroke.
Chris Nagy
Chris competed in 3 of the 4 50 meter events and finished the meet with all podium placings including two national titles in the 50 & 100 Fly. Chris also managed a new ER in the 100 backstroke and a sub 30 second performance in the 50 back.
Michelle Tapson
Michelle performed at a high-level both in and out of the pool. She was a constant team cheerleader for our teammates. It didn’t matter who was on the blocks, you would hear Michelle’s voice yelling from the stands. In the pool, Michelle won her first national title in the 200 backstroke and added four silver medals. All but one of her events were swum in personal best times. Well deserved after a strong season of training both in and out of the pool.
Cindy Bertelink
There is simply no competition for Cindy. Even most men can barely keep up with her. She continued her dominance in the pool with a new Ontario record in the 200 IM and a Canadian record in the 400 IM. A seasoned veteran for team EOMAC she continues to build a strong name for herself in the world masters swimming community.
Marcela De Laat
She will ask her teammates a million and one questions about her races, like she doesn’t know what she’s doing. But, she does! She proved her experience with her second place finish in the 1500 freestyle. And absolutely destroyed her previous personal best time by over 30 seconds!
Ron Armstrong
Literally everyone at these types of competitions knows who Ron Armstrong is. He had some tough competition in the pool last weekend. Bruce Robertson, 1972 Olympic silver medalist behind Mark Spitz was in almost all of Ron’s races. That didn’t matter, Ron is still finishing the season a Canadian champion.
Maria Cherry
Maria showed up to the meet with her husband and a friend to help cheer her on. Looks like the extra support worked because she swam fantastic!! In total she achieved six personal best times with three top 10 swims.
Mark Forsyth
Our distance freestyle specialist and first time National Champion. He’s been leading lane 7 for years now but could never transfer his good workout habits into meet swims. That was until this meet. He is now the new EOMAC record holder in the 200, 400, and 800 freestyle events.
Kalis Rasmussen
She is an inspiration to all who competed at nationals. At 89 years old (in masters years), she’s still diving off of the blocks like a young lady!!! Kalis competed in five events over the weekend and is coming home with SOLID GOLD.
Carole Binsky
As I write this blurb all I can think of is her powering through the water into a 14th place finish in the 200 back. What’s important to remember is that she “wasn’t last”!! Carole finished the meet with five PB’s and on a high from her great performance.
Simon Chang
Simon came to Ottawa to show off his new diving technique in the mid-distance freestyle and breaststroke events. He almost finished on the podium in the 200 breaststroke and took nearly 40 seconds of off his best time in the 800 free.
Peter Blaskovits
Peter surprised everyone with how fast he swam considering he was out of the pool earlier in the season due to concussion Symptoms. He finished top 8 in all of his events and helped lead two of our medley relays to a podium finish with his strong butterfly.
Tineke Bertelink
After watching Tineke swim this weekend, we now know where Cindy gets her swimming genes from. Mama Bertelink swam her way to four national titles and a new ER in the 400 free.
Tom Naylor
I can’t quite put my finger on what’s Tom’s best event is anymore!? I used to think he was a breaststroker until I watched him swim middle distance freestyle events this weekend. He is quietly among the best in the country in his strong age group. Tom finished the meet on Monday by winning the 200 breaststroke National title with a new EOMAC Record time. Tom also set a new ER in the 200 Free over the weekend and was one of the teams top team point contributors.
Mirko Petrov
Mirko was very happy with his swims. Earlier in the year he wrote down his goals and surpassed all of them. He finished 4th in the 50 and 100 breaststroke in personal best times which were also ER’s. He also had PB’s in the IM events.
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