More medals for Team BC in the pool at the 2017 Canada Summer Games 

Swimmers claim nine medals on Thursday evening 

Author: Team BC/Thursday, August 10, 2017/Categories: Front Page2017 News2017 Canada Summer GamesSummer Sports - CSGSwimming

It was another stellar performance for Team BC swimmers at the Pan  Am Pool in Winnipeg Thursday evening.

Team BC won nine medals: two gold, five silver and two bronze, pushing BC's total to 36 medals after four days of swimming at the 2017 Canada Summer Games.

Jesse Shade of Campbell River won his third gold medal on Thursday, smashing the Canada Games record in the 50m backstroke Special Olympics race by more than three seconds with a time of 30.81 seconds. "I'm just enjoying everything that's going on here. I am thanking everyone. This wouldn't happen without all the volunteers and their hours and hours of time," said Shade. "Train hard and go hard and work hard," added Shade, when describing what has contributed to his success in Winnipeg. He was joined on the podium by Cameron Chambers (Kamloops) who took silver in that race. That's Chambers' second silver of the Games.

It was a great night for Penticton swimmers. Tyler Wall of Penticton won silver in the men's 200m backstroke and silver in men's 4x50m medley relay with teammates Matthew Crawford (Richmond), Joshua Kim (Langley) and Thomas Kranjc (Tsawwassen). With these two medals, Wall now has seven this week in Winnipeg. "It's been pretty fun. Tonight was one of my best races so far."

Acacia Benn of Penticton took gold in the women's 200m backstroke. She was joined on the podium by Hana Edwards (Victoria) who won silver in that race -- her first medal of the Games.
Other Team BC medallists in the pool on Thursday:
Hunsicker, Ariana (Surrey)  100m backstroke - silver
Schmidt, Michael (Victoria) 100m breaststroke - bronze
Dommann, Raben (North Vancouver) 200m freestyle - bronze