The first day of competition at the Team Aquatic Supplies BC AAA Championships was highlighted by new provincial records in the 11&12 and 13&14 boys and girls 4x100m Free Relay.
Pacific Sea Wolves' girls and boys teams broke both of the 11&12 records, as Ariana Aktary, Jill Xu, Maddison Chow, and Lydia Doyon set a new girls record 4:13.99, while the PSW boys team of Edwin Zhao, Darren Yuan, Darian Fry, and Mason Lin destroyed the previous BC record of 4:11.01 with their 4:03.23 performance.
In the older age group, UVPCS swimmers Rosie Moulton, Caleigh Filmer, Salin Bol, and Stefanie Schmidt broke the former girls record of 4:01.57 by posting a time of 4:00.18, and then shortly thereafter, in the boys event, the Richmond Rapids team of Jack Hong, Bill Li, Nicholaas Dekker, and Keegan Smith smashed the previous record of 3:46 by hitting the touchpad in 3:42.68
While no other records were broken on the day, Luke Reilly (WDSC) had a good look at the 13-14 boys provincial record in 1500 free, just missing the record (16:13.74) there by a little over a second (16:14.92).
Probably the tightest race of the day, which featured only the 800m and 1500m free events, along with the 4x100m relays, was in the 15-year-old boys' 1500 free, where Joe Byram (VKSC) used a phenomenal second half to his race (down by six seconds at the 800m mark) to come back on Will Brothers (IS). Byram won in a time of 16:29.59 to Brothers' 16:30.82.
After the first day, the top 10 teams in combined boys and girls scoring were as follows:
- IS - 473
- LOSC - 271
- UVPCS - 232
- SFA - 223
- HYACK - 222
- WDSC - 218
- WVOSC - 193
- VPSC - 187
- PSW - 172
- PGB - 162
Competition continues through the weekend, with prelims starting each day at 9:00am and finals going at 5:30pm on Friday-Saturday, then 5:00pm on Sunday.
Online results are available here.