Nine medal night for SwimBC swimmers on the fourth night of the 2017 Canada Games

Thursday night was the penultimate finals session in the pool for the 2017 Canada Games, and SwimBC swimmers have not slowed down. Event from the evening included the 200m freestyle, 100m breaststroke, 50m breaststroke (S1 to S3) multi-class, 100m breaststroke (S4 to S14) multi class, 200m backstroke, 50m backstroke Special Olympics, 100m butterfly, and 200m medley relay.

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Team BC Continues Excellence Into Day 2

The 2017 Canada Summer Games continued with Day 2 of the swimming events as BC athletes looked to improve upon an already stellar start. Starting off with the 100m Freestyle, Jessica Luo tied for third with a time 58.00 on the Women’s side while Tyler Wall took home a gold medal for BC with a time of 52.36. Genny Verge and Mikyla Carlow finished second and third in the Women’s Special Olympics 100m Freestyle, with times of 1:26.76 and 1:28.59. On the Men’s side, Jesse Shade claimed on of his two gold medals of the day in the 100m Free, going a solid 1:00.33 and beating the rest of the field by about 6 seconds!

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Team BC athletes pumped and ready for week two of the 2017 Canada Summer Games

Team BC members are settling into the 2017 Canada Games Athletes Village at the University of Manitoba after arriving on Saturday from the West Coast. They took a break from their training and practice sessions on Sunday to attend the Team BC week two pep rally.  It was a chance for athletes from all the sports to get to know each other and practice some new cheers.

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Coach Profile: Jennika Efford - Swimming

National Coaches Week is September 17-25.  An initiative of the Coaches Association of Canada and the Provincial and Territorial coaching organizations, this week celebrates the tremendous positive impact coaches have on athletes and communities across Canada.  This week is an opportunity to recognize coaches for the integral role they play by simply saying #ThanksCoach.

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