While some may have thought that records might be tough to break in light of the new restrictions on swimsuit technology imposed by FINA, the results from the Team Aquatic Supplies BC AAA Age Group Championships would seem to indicate otherwise.
For the third night in a row at the BC AAA Champs, records were broken, both individually and in the team relays.
Winskill Dolphins Swim Club’s Noemi Thomas broke the 13-14 girls 200 fly record - a record that had stood for almost 15 years! Her time of 2:15.11 broke the 1995 record of former Olympian Jessica Deglau, while coming within just under a second of the national record in the event.
Thomas was a member of the record-breaking WDSC relay team on Saturday night as well, as she teamed with Mckenzie Summers, Sidney Peake, and Meghan Kwiatkowski to break the 13-14 girls BC record with a time of 1:48.02, almost two seconds faster than the previous record.
In team standings, Island Swimming continued to dominate with 2486 team points through the end of Saturday’s events, with WDSC handily in second with 1855. Rounding out the top five were Vancouver Pacific with 1672, Pacific Sea Wolves with 1549, and Hyack with 1492.5.
There were no changes to the high point swim of the meet, Jeremy Bagshaw’s (IS) 815-point 200 Free swim leading the way, with teammate Alec Page’s 810-point effort in 1500 Free second.
Online results are available here; the meet will wrap up with Sunday’s finals session beginning at 4:30pm with a projected finish time of 6:30pm.