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Beggs swims at Eastern Canadians

Beggs sets PBs at Eastern Canadians


 The 16-year old from Belmont has seasonal best swims in three races


   April 26, 2022



By Rob J. Ross 

BELMONT, Ont. - Emma Beggs had her best swims of the season at the right time.

The Belmont resident, who trains with the Ingersoll Speed Sharks, posted seasonal best times in three races at the Eastern Canadian swim championships, April 21-24, in Pointe Claire, Quebec.

team width= Emma Beggs in the breaststroke, at the Eastern Canadian swim championships. (photo / courtesy Emma Beggs)

"I had best times for this season," said Beggs, a Grade 11 student, at East Elgin secondary school, "and it was the best I've swam all year, so I am pleased with that."

Her top result was 22nd overall, in the women's 16 years and over 200-metre breaststroke, finishing in two minutes and 51 seconds (2:51.). In her age bracket of 16 year old women, Beggs placed ninth.

Beggs also set seasonal bests in the 100-metre back and 200-metre back races.

"I felt super ready and well prepared for the meet, but also nervous considering it was my first national meet in over three years," said Beggs, who attended the meet in 2019.

In 2020, at OFSAA, the high school provincial championships, Beggs placed 10th overall in the open girls' 100-metre I.M. and 14th overall, in the 100-metre breaststroke.

That meet was cancelled due to the COVID pandemic the past two years.

"Not having OFSAA or any high school swim season for that matter was a tough loss," Beggs said. "It was disappointing not having the opportunity for the same team camaraderie as at OFSAA in 2020."

Up next for Beggs are the club provincials, in Toronto, July 7-10. Beggs is hopeful to qualify for the Canadian Junior Nationals, late July in Montreal.





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