Thanks to everyone who helped make the 44th Annual Alderwood Teddy Bares SCY swim meet a big success on January 20. Swimmers, Officials and Volunteers, Coaches, and Pool Staff; it all has to come together smoothly, and it did. Despite some challenging weather only a few swimmers from well outside Toronto were unable to make it out for the competition. And the team from Norseman fielded what I believe is their largest ever contingent of competitors at our meet with 22 swimmers. Wow! As usual there were plenty of record breaking swims including 7 new Ontario Records by members of our own team. Five of those records were from our relay teams. As well, Margot Wheeler and Janina Mikulicz took home individual Ontario Records. In total there were 28 Ontario Record swims at this year’s meet. A special thank you also needs to go out to Brigitte Zirger from MSO who is always tremendously helpful in coordinating entries, records information and lots of other details. Brigitte had hoped to swim at the meet but decided that the drive from Ottawa was too difficult given the inclement weather on Saturday. I’ll have to have a word with the weatherman before next year’s 45th anniversary meet so that our out of town guests have an easier time of it in 2020.