Some of BC’s younger up and coming swimmers continued to shine on the second day of the 2018 BC Summer Games in Duncan. Events for the day included 400m FR, 50m FL para multi-class, 100m FL para multi-class, 50m BK SO, 100m FL, 200m BR, 50m FR para multi-class, 200m IM, 100m FR SO, 100m BK, 100m FR, 50m FR SO, 100 FR para multi-class, and 50m BR SO.
Highlights from the day included the Girls 400m FR, Boys 50m BK SO, Boys 100m FL, Mixed 100m FR para multi-class, and Girls 100m FR SO. The Girls 400m FR came down to the touch between Zone 3’s Sevi Parr (Zone 3) and Zone 8’s Jordan Vertue (Zone 8). Parr snagged the touch by 0.31 seconds in a time of 4:38.59 to Vertue’s 4:38.90. Olivia Howse (Zone 1) slid into third place in a 4:42.09. The Boys 50m BK SO saw both competitors break 55. Nicholas Hui (Zone 4) charged to victory and a personal best in a 50.78. His Zone 4 compatriot Donovin MacCumber (Zone 4) touched in 54.69 for second place. One of the most exciting races of the evening session came in the Boys 100m FL. The top three boys all touched within 0.39 seconds of each other. Jadyn Johnston (Zone 8) came out on top in a time of 1:02.42. Jack Hayhoe (Zone 3) managed to edge out Marco Fong (Zone 5) to claim the silver with a time of 1:02.75 to Fong’s 1:02.81. The Mixed 100m FR para multi-class saw all of the swimmers go personal bests. Caden Hyde (Zone 3) won the event in a speedy 1:19.03, followed by Hannah Trimble (Zone 4) in a 1:38.87, and Senna Entner (Zone 2) in a 2:33.55. Entner also had the biggest drop in time from her entry time with a 39.99 second improvement. The Girls 100m FR SO showcased strong racing from every swimmer in the field. Mikyla Carlow (Zone 6) won the event in a time of 1:23.69, followed by Kayla WIllms (Zone 4) in second in a 1:36.59, and Shayne Blandin (Zone 6) in third with a time of 1:45.54.
Way to go, and best of luck to all swimmers and coaches on the final day of racing!