Ted Roach Memorial 2024 Meet: Testimonial

The 2nd Ted Roach Memorial SCY swim meet was held on January 28, 2024 and nearly 100 swimmers from across the province took part. Thank you to everyone who came out to the Alderwood Pool to swim, and to all our hard-working officials.
We look forward to welcoming you back in January 2025.

” There are not enough thank yous for an awesome meet! I felt unprepared and frustrated upon arrival not having my envelope (was given to a teammate I’d never met) or heat sheets….

But that quickly went away with the printed sheets everywhere and with everyone’s willingness to help, from volunteers to fellow swimmers, to other team’s coaches!!! 

We even got to deck enter at the VERY LAST SECOND….a relay race thanks to Gregg’s super fast efficiency!!!!!  And we win it!!!

The food was incredible!! Super impressed with the list of ingredients in all the foods!! Your club truly did an amazing job to make everyone feel welcomed, safe and athletic!! THANK YOU 🙏🏻 THANK YOU 😊 THANK YOU “

Ted Roach Memorial Swim Meet

January 2023 saw the return of what had been the longest-running annual swim meet in Ontario.

Before Covid came along to disrupt just about every aspect of the swimming world, the Alderwood Teddy Bares swim meet had celebrated its 45th anniversary. And while it would have been amazing to reach the 50 year mark, the Covid shut down gave us the opportunity to rebrand our meet in honour of our club’s founder, Ted Roach.
On January 28, 2024 we will host the second annual Ted Roach Memorial swim meet. The meet package is now available on the Masters Swimming Ontario website.
Since the 2024 MSO Provincial Championships are being held in the GTA, at the Markham Pan Am Pool, we hope that lots of masters swimmers from the GTA and the surrounding area will take the opportunity to get a few races under their belts prior to the big event in March.
And, if swimmers are feeling a bit out of practice, or are relatively new to the whole concept of competition, there’s no better place to get over those jitters than at a short course yards meet. After all, Alderwood pool is about 10 percent smaller than a metres pool. And that translates, magically, into every race being 100 percent more fun.

A big success!

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.