The third full day of competition at the 2013 Canada Games yielded a handful of medals for the Team BC swimmers, and while it wasn't quite the medal total from past days, the results were nonethleless impressive.
Emily Overholt (WVOSC) kicked things off for the team with a strong swim in the women's 200 Free, fading just over so slightly over the final 50m of the race and winning the silver medal, coming within just 3/100th of a second being able to claim another gold.
Stefan Milosevic (HYACK) similarly had a good race going, engaged in a three-way race for the silver with 50m to go. The final stretch for the wall had everyone immediately looking at the clock to determine placing, and as it turned out, Milosevic finished in the middle, taking the bronze just 5/100th away from the silver. Jonathan Kraft (WDSC) also put in a commendable performance in that race, posting a best time by over two seconds and finishing sixth overall.
Haley Black (PGB) went into the women's 100 Fly seeded fifth, but put together another strong finals performance and was able to claim the bronze medal with a lifetime best in the event.
Dalton Boon (WDSC) won his fourth medal of the Games on Wednesday night, this one being his first gold, as he won the men's para-100 Free event. Magnus Batara also picked up another gold medal, winning the men's Special Olympics 50 Back.
The team was especially encouraged by the performances of both the women's and men's relay teams, as, on paper, neither was expected to be anywhere close to being in contention for a medal; however, both squads were able to elevate their performances and deliver close fourth-place finishes - the women just 25/100th away and the men just under half a second.
Our other finalists included: Olivvya Chow (PSW), 6th in 100 Breast; Sergey Holson (UBCD), 4th in 100 Breast; Danica Ludlow and Patricia Fortier (PGB), 7th and 8th, respectively in 200 Back; Markus Thormeyer (WDSC), 4th in 200 Back; Robert Hill (CHENA), 7th in 200 Back; Nicolaas Dekker (RAPID), 6th in 100 Fly; Emily Overholt, 8th in 100 Fly; and Tyler Mrak (SKSC), 8th in para-100 Free.
James Dergousoff (CHENA) won the "B" final of the men's 100 Breast, while Sarah Mabee-Hall (IS) continued her strong swims all through the meet doing likewise in the women's 200 Free.