For a week, at the beginning of April, the best swimmers in Canada gathered at the Pan Am pool in Scarborough. Their goal, to qualify for the 2016 Olympic games in Rio. What is impressive is that 28 of those swimmers represented the Oakville Aquatic Club. “OAK” as it is known on pool decks across Canada and around the world, was founded in Oakville in 1968. Under the leadership of Sean Baker and his coaching staff Cathy Pardy, Laura Nicholls, Kyle Welsh & Melanie Mackay the club has produced top national and international athletes. The results form Olyjmpic Trials are a testament to OAK and it’s coaching staff, administration, and athletes.

Congratulations to Dominique Bouchard named to the Olympic Team in the 100 & 200 backstroke and Mack Darrogh, nominated to the team contingent on the Men’s relay team qualifying. This meet also resulted in Mack Darrogh and Evan White making the 2016 World SCM Championship Team and 4 OAK swimmers; Tessa Cieplucha, Matthew Mac, Rosie Zavaros and Mabel Zavraos making the Junior Pan Pac Team.

Furthermore, coach Sean Baker was appointed as Head Coach for the Pan Pac Team. Other OAK swimmers included Gamal Assaad, Peter Serles, David Whiteside, Connor Wilkins, Mackenzie Hamill, Kyle Haas, Matthew Fox, Bryce Kwiecien-Delaney, Luka Tomic, Leon Qin, Osvald Nitski, Marni Oldershow, Jacqueline Kiere, Abbey Saunders, Annika Grewal, Lauren Lalumiere, Alexandra Fabugais-Inaba, Kristen Olvet, Madison Murray, Aysia Leckie and Kate Vanderbeek. We salute you all for your dedication and many years of hard work. You have done Oakville proud!

This is an excerpt from the May edition of “AROUND THE 16 MILE – celebrating our town”, the monthly newsletter by Saunders, Saxton & Winter focusing on Oakville, Ontario.  If you’d like to receive our monthly newsletter automatically via email just fill in the form below.  To receive this specific newsletter please contact and be sure to include the title of this post so we know which newsletter to send you.
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