SwimBC Athletes Wrap Up Day 5 With Strong Results

The pool portion of the 2017 Canada Summer Games wrapped up Friday as BC claimed more medals and maintained the dominance shown earlier in the week. Events of the day included Men’s 1500m Freestyle, 50m Freestyle, Women’s 800m Freestyle, 200m IM, and the 4x100m Medley Relay.

Continuing his dominance in the distance events, Raben Dommann kicked off the day with a solid win in the Men’s 1500m Free, finishing with a time of 15:56.99 and beating the rest of the pool by almost a full 20 seconds. Arianna Hunsicker picked up two bronze medals on night, first in the Women’s Para 50m Free with a time of 31.43, and then in the Women’s Para 200m IM, finishing with a time of 2:57.75. Hunsicker went personal bests in both events as well.

BC had four medals in the Special Olympics 50m Free, with an even distribution between the Men’s and Women’s side. Jesse Shade took home the only gold BC medal in the event with a time of 27.48 while Cam Chambers followed up with a bronze medal finish with a time of 31.31. On the Women’s side, Mikyla Carlow and Genny Verge finished second and third with times of 38.34 and 38.46, a mere .12 apart of one another.

The Women’s 800m Free produced two BC medalists, as Sophie Lorette and Zoe Froh picked up a silver and bronze respectively. Lorette posted a time of 9:10.54, good for 8 seconds off of her seed time, while Froh finished in 9:13.37, taking off close to 11 seconds. The BC Women’s side picked up another two medals, this time in the 200m IM. Bailey Herbert and Acacia Benn finished one and two, touching in at 2:18.27 and 2:21.62. The last individual medal of the night came from the Men’s side, where Tyler Wall claimed a gold medal in the 50m Free with a speedy time of 23.64.

The final event of the night was the 4x100m Medley relay, where our BC teams both managed to pick up a bronze medal. The Women’s side, featuring Haley Klenk, Bailey Herbert, Amanda McCallum, and Jessica Luo, finished up with a time of 4:18.67. On the Men’s side, made up of Tyler Wall, Michael Schmidt, Keir Ogilvie, and Raben Dommann, they out-touched Team Quebec by .36 to finish with a time of 3:57.00.

Congrats to all athletes who competed this past week and good luck to those swimming in the open water on Saturday!!