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.
Raben Domain added another medal to his collection, this time a bronze from the men’s 200m freestyle. In a close race for medal positions, he touched 0.41 seconds ahead of fourth place in 1:56.50. Michael Schmidt followed up in the men’s 100m breaststroke, winning the bronze in 1:07.12. Arianna Hunsicker swam to a silver medal finish following her swim in the women’s S4 to S14 100m breaststroke. She hit the wall at 1:33.83.
The women’s 200m backstroke was particularly exciting for SwimBC teams. Acacia Benn won the heat by over two seconds to claim the gold medal in a time of 2:16.45. Following Benn was teammate Hana Edwards for the silver medal. Edwards stopped the clock at 2:18.57, out touching the bronze medallist by 0.01 seconds. On the men’s side, Tyler Wall claimed the silver medal in the men’s 200m backstroke with a time of 2:06.68.
The men’s 50m backstroke Special Olympics kept the energy up with another 1-2 finish. Jesse Shade touched first in a time of 30.81 and Cam Chambers charged to a second place finish in 36.53.
The men’s 200m medley relay picked up the final SwimBC medal from the evening. Matthew Crawford, Joshua Kim, Thomas Kranjc, and Tyler Wall touched second, 0.21 seconds ahead of the fourth place finishers.
Congratulations, swimmers! Here’s to a strong finish to the competition