Craven SPORT Services Racing Series #3 Post Meet Report

March 18, 2024


The Saskatoon Goldfins Swim Club hosted the third Craven SPORT Services Racing Series on Saturday, March 16, 2024 – Shaw Centre – Saskatoon, SK.  The Club was pleased to host 147 swimmers competing in 17 events.  The Goldfins welcomed swimmers and coaches from three (3) northern Saskatchewan swim clubs; Battleford Orcas, Meadow Lake Manta Rays, and the Saskatoon Lasers Swim Club. 

This racing series was conceptualized to ensure the Saskatchewan swimmers are given an opportunity to compete in a singular session designed to offer events presented in an age group format.

"The Craven Sport Services Racing Series has created a wonderful opportunity to introduce a competitive swimming format that enables aspiring swimmers to participate in a supportive and nurturing environment," remarked Jennifer Robinson, the Head Development Coach at Goldfins. "This event marks the third meet in a series of four swim meets, and once again, it has proven to be a delightful morning of friendly competition."

“Apart from the valuable racing experience gained by swimmers in specific age group events, the Club utilizes this competition to offer guidance to swim officials who are beginning their officiating journey. Parents and volunteers who have completed officiating courses play crucial roles in this process, as they work towards their final evaluation. Officiating certification is essential to ensure that Swim Clubs can continue hosting swim meets for the ongoing development of our swimmers."



The Goldfins Swim Club had 81 swimmers compete in this exciting event.   The Goldfins swimmers posted 143 personal short course best times. 

The Club was pleased to have 26 swimmers post 100% personal best short course times:

Farrah Aitken, Kiarash Aminaie, Dani Andrews, Carlin Armstrong, Scarlett Baier, Addie Bartlett, Kasey Biberdorf, Evelyn Bourassa, Kyla Butterworth, Robyn Diederichs, Kamlyn Dyck, Ty Fehr, Luke Giblin, Adalyn Kent, Hannah Larson, Elliotte Mah, Haia Mohamed, Sophie Nguyen, Kellen Nolan, Mika Petilos, Claire Rodriguez, Aiden Sereda-Wosminity, Cohen Veikle, Brette White, Oliver Wruck and Hayden Zimmer.


Goldfins’ Top 3 Most Improved Short Course Events:

Piper Veikle                            50 Breaststroke            23.7%              “-22.23”

Judy Zhou                               50 Freestyle                22.8%              “-14.54”

Dani Andrews                         50 Breaststroke            20.5%              “-18.66”



The Saskatoon Goldfins swimmers posted 7 new Swim Saskatchewan Provincial Time Standards:

Saskatchewan A Short Course Provincial Qualifying Time Standards:

Erioluwa Agbejule                  50 Fly

Addie Bartlett                         200 Breaststroke

Kyla Butterworth                    200 Breaststroke

Anton Magsuci                       50 Freestyle

Kellen Nolan                           50 Fly

Cohen Veikle                          50 Freestyle

Oliver Wruck                          200 Breaststroke


Thank you to the Goldfins parents who made this event such a success, serving as officials and volunteers.  Thank you to: Tracey Kennedy – Co-Meet Manager, Tanya Gokavi & Kelly Kozak – Officials Chairpersons, Senior Officials: Kae-Lynn Gebhardt, Kendra Dyck, Tori Veikle, Michelle Jarcan and Ryan Busa.  The Goldfins Swim Club would like to thank Ryan Lejbak and Ryan MacGillivray for referring this meet.


The Goldfins Swim Club would like to gratefully acknowledge Blairmore Boston Pizza for their generous donation of pizza for the officials and for the coaches.

The Goldfins will be hosting the final Craven SPORT Services Racing Series of the 2024 swim season on Saturday, April 27, 2024 - Shaw Centre, Saskatoon, SK.


 Go Goldfins Go!