Team Race Tightens Heading into Final Day at AAA Champs

Pacific Sea Wolves clawed back some ground on the third day of competition at the 2012 Team Aquatic Supplies AAA Age Group Championships in Surrey, closing the gap between themselves and front-running Vancouver Pacific Swim Club.  While VPSC had over margin of over 250 points after day two, PSW was able to close that to less than 200 points heading into the final day's events with the top two teams amassing 1891 and 1693.5 points, respectively.

Island Swimming also had a strong third day, upping it's total to 1579 points, while a tight race formed for fourth place with Chena (1474.5), Richmond Rapids (1444.5) and Hyack (1402) battling back and forth.

New meet records on the third day included

  • Hillary Metcalfe (LAOSC) in 400 IM
  • Emily Overholt (WVOSC) in 400 IM
  • Haley Black (PGB) in 15yr. girls 400 IM and 100 Fly
  • Heather Lam (VPSC) in 100 Free
  • Paul Zou (WDSC) in 12yr. boys 100 Free and 100 Fly
  • Darren Yuan (PSW) in 14yr. boys 100 Free
  • Ethan Laing (HYACK) in 200 Breast
  • Harry Duan (WSC) in 200 Breast
  • Cassandra Purdon (IS) in 14yr. girls 200 Breast
  • Jennifer Mann (IS) in 16-18 200 Breast
  • Megan Romkes (RAC) in 12yr. girls 100 Fly
  • Chris Baker (HYACK) in 13yr. boys 100 Fly
  • Noemie Thomas (VAND) in 16-18 girls 100 Fly
  • Nicolaas Dekker (RAPID) in 16-18 boys 100 Fly.

New meet records in the 4x50 Free Relays came from Ravensong in 12&U girls as well as the Vancouver Dolphins in 18&U boys, who narrowly missed the SwimBC record by just over a tenth of a second.

Noemie Thomas (VAND) took over the lead for the top FINA-point scoring swim with her performance in 100 Fly (59.63 for 786 FINA points), while Luke Reilly's (VAND) 15:42.01 in 1500 Free from Thursday continued to hold up as the top boys' swim with 734 points.

The last session of finals gets underway earlier on Sunday with a 3:30pm start, with the meet projected to wrap up just prior to 6:00pm.