Trent Masters Swim Club swimmers win medals at Canadian Masters Swimming Championships

Four swimmers from the Trent Masters Swim Club competed at the Canadian Masters Swimming Championships in Quebec City over the long weekend of May 20-22.

Stephanie Dancey, Amanda Devlin, Renee Oake and Debbie Murphy Quinlan competed in a total of 19 races at Université Laval, winning eight medals and eight ribbons.

The last National Masters Championships were held in 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Lifeguards had to adapt to pool closures during the pandemic, which made training difficult for more than two years.

The swimmers trained at the Peterborough YMCA and came together for the first time as a relay team, winning a bronze medal in Quebec.

Dancey joined masters swimming later in life and this was her 13th swim meet in the past seven years and her second national championship appearance.

Devlin, a former Trent Torpedoes competitive swimmer, competed in her second National Masters race in more than 26 years.

Oake, also a former Trent Torpedoes competitive swimmer, returned to competition after 28 years, winning medals in a number of events.

It was Quinlan’s first time competing since the world championships 37 years ago. She challenged herself to compete in a 1,500 meter freestyle race, winning a silver medal.