Island Swimming takes home the team banner at the 2018 Tier II Summer Championships

The 2018 Swim BC Tier II Summer Championships came to a stunning conclusion on Sunday night at Saanich Commonwealth Pool in Victoria. Swimmers competed in events including the Girls 100m BK para multi-class, 200m FL, 50m FR para multi-class, 50m FR, 100m BK, 200m IM para multi-class, 200m IM, 1500m FR, and 200m FR Relay.

Highlights from the evening include the Boys 16-18 200m FL, Girls 15-18 50m FR, Boys 15 and under 100m BK, and Girls 14 and under 200m IM. The Boys 16-18 200m FL saw a close race between Matthew C’s: Matthew Crawford (RAPID) and Matthew Clavelle (ISC). Clavelle led the race until the final 50m when gold medalist Brodie Young (HYACK) pulled ahead. Crawford had a strong last 50m to catch up to Clavelle and surpass him by 0.21 seconds. Young swam to a 2:08.83 to win the event, followed by second-place finisher Crawford in a 2:12.20, and Clavelle in third with a 2:12.41.

The Girls 15-18 50m FR was a tight battle to the end between the podium finishers. Avery Movold (PGB) slipped under 27 seconds to claim the gold in 26.96. Bailey Herbert (LOSC) was just 0.06 seconds behind in a 27.02, and Octavia Lab (HYACK) capped the podium 0.05 seconds behind Herbert in a 27.07.

The Boys 15 and under 100m BK saw the fastest 100m BK of the meet. Tayden De Pol (NRST) cruised to almost a three second victory in a 58.17. His time eclipsed that of the top swimmers in the 16-18 year old category. Hugh McNeill (LOSC) followed in second place in a 1:01.15. The race for the final medal came down to the last 50m. Evan Peters (KISU) and Jakob Brager (NRST) had almost identical splits, but Peters’ strong first 50m gave him a 0.04 second edge over Brager. Peters rounded out the podium in a 1:02.29.

The Girls 14 and under 200m IM saw a tight race between the second and third place finishers. Ashley McMillan (KISU) swam to a decisive victory, as she was the leader for the entire race. Erin Epp (KWIC) and Camryn Stannard (NRST) had a close race, switching leads throughout the event. Stannard led the butterfly leg, but Epp passed her on the backstroke and breaststroke legs. Stannard had a strong freestyle leg, but it wasn’t quite enough to catch Epp. Epp won the silver in a 2:27.01 and Stannard followed for the bronze in a 2:27.75.

In team scores, ISC held their lead over HYACK with 1124 points. HYACK finished strongly behind ISC in second place with 1043 points. The host team UVPCS rounded out the top three with 804 points. 

Team Scores

  1. ISC 1124
  2. HYACK 1043
  3. UVPCS 804
  4. RAPID 707.5
  5. KISU 701
  6. LOSC 586
  7. KWIC 568.5
  8. SKSC 560
  9. SPART 477.5
  10. SFA 441

Congratulations to all athletes and coaches on your performances this weekend and best of luck at the rest of your summer championships meets! Thank you to all parents, sponsors, volunteers, and officials for helping the meet run smoothly and dedicating your weekend to these athletes.