The 2017 Swim BC Senior Open, hosted by Swim BC and LMR clubs, kicked off Saturday afternoon in Surrey at the Guildford Recreation Centre. The meet serves as a chance to qualify for the Canada Games team, as well as other major meets such as Western Canadian Championships and World Trials.
One of the closest races of the day came from the boys 16 and under 100 meter Backstroke, with the top 8 all being within just over 2 seconds of each other. The event was taken by Matthew Crawford (RAPID) in a huge best time. On the girls side, the 16 and over 50 meter Freestyle was very quick. The top 8 girls were all within exactly a 1 second margin. Mackenzie Padington (ISC) won the event in a best time. The girls 15 and under 100 meter breaststroke had a tight race between 4th place to 7th place, with all girls touching within 0.7 seconds of each other. Emma Hwang (SFA) came out on top by 0.06 seconds and the event was won by Faith Nelson (ISC). The girls 400 meter Freestyle para multi-class saw all three swimmers go best times by at least three seconds. Way to go girls! The event was won by Maggie Manning S9SB8SM9 (CSSSC). On the boys side, the 200 meter IM para multi-class saw all of the swimmers get really close to best times, with 5/10 going best times. Tyler Mark S13SB13SM13 (KCS) won the event in a quick 2:36.24.
Racing concludes on Sunday, after which the prize winners for the placings prize winners (for first, second and third place) as well as the world ranking prize winners(top 5 male and female world ranked able-bodied swims) and top 3 para swims will be established.