At the halfway point of the 2017 Canada Games, SwimBC athletes continue to pick up hardware and best times. Events from the evening included the 100m backstroke, 50m backstroke for S1 to S5 multi-class, 400m freestyle, 200m breaststroke, 50m butterfly, 100m butterfly for S8 to S14 multi-class, and the 400m freestyle relay.
Haley Klenk led off the night with a silver medal in the women’s 100m backstroke with a time of 1:04.60. Tyler Wall slid into third place in the men’s 100m backstroke in 58.76 seconds. In the women’s Special Olympics event, Genny Verge surged to a gold medal finish in a time of 1:40.12, finishing just 0.80 seconds ahead of her next closest competitor. On the men’s side, Jesse Shade and Cameron Chambers claimed the top two spots on the podium for the Special Olympics event. Shade touched in 1:05.99 and Chambers hit the wall at 1:19.62.
In the 400m freestyle, Zoe Froh snagged the bronze medal in a time of 4:26.55. Her male compatriot Raben Dommann swam to a gold medal finish in the men’s 400m freestyle. Dommann touched the wall in 4:02.34, almost three seconds ahead of the rest of the field.
Bailey Herbert added another medal to her collection, this time a silver in the women’s 200m breaststroke. She touched in 2:34.54. Aimee Brennan claimed the bronze in the women’s multi class 100m Butterfly (S8 to S14), touching the wall in a time of 1:33.43.
Relays continued to excite the crowd on Wednesday night. The SwimBC team of Alexandra Turvey, Acacia Benn, Amanda McCallum, and Jessica Luo touched in second place in the women’s 400m freestyle relay in a time of 3:54.97. Their male counterparts Raben Dommann, Thomas Kranjc, Joshua Kim, and Tyler Wall also claimed a silver in the men’s 400m freestyle relay. They stopped the clock at 3:33.26.
Way to go to all of the swimmers who competed on Wednesday, keep up the amazing momentum that you have built up until this point.