Relay Records Rampant at TAS BC AAA Champs

The relay records continued to fall on the second day of competition at the Team Aquatic Supplies BC AAA Championships at Saanich Commonwealth Place in Victoria, as three consecutive relay races resulted in previous records being surpassed.

Winskill Dolphins were the first to break a record last night as the team of Mckenzie Summers, Kiana Beaton, Noemi Thomas, and Meghan Kwiatkowski broke the year-old provincial record in the 4x50 Medley Relay in the 13-14 girls age group, breaking the two-minute barrier by going 1:59.50.

In the next race, the 13-14 boys age group, the Richmond Rapids team of Brandon DeCosta, Liam Kell, Jack Hong, and Keegan Smith, took almost two seconds off of the five-year old record with a time of 1:52.86, and came within striking distance of the National age group record as well.

Wrapping up the record round-up for the night, the 18&U girls team from Prince George Barracudas consisting of Grace Ni, Katie Mann, Haley Black, and Danica Ludlow, just barely broke the standing record of 1:58.18 by touching the wall in 1:58.12.  Being that the girls were all 17 or younger, their time stands as a record in the 15-17-year-old girls age group.

Island Swimming continued to lead in combined team scoring, as their 1504 points put them well ahead of WDSC with 1089 and VPSC with 960.  Rounding out the top five teams were LOSC with 899, and then HYACK with 835.5.

The male and female high-point swims of the meet thus far belong to a pair of Island Swimming athletes; Jeremy Bagshaw’s 200 Free time of 1:49.35 netted him 815 FINA points, while Nikki Fyfe’s 2:16.85 gave her 806 FINA points.

Competition continues through Sunday evening; online results are available here.