The first day of competition at the Mel Zajac Jr. International Invitational at UBC kicked off with a flurry of new meet records, as the Aussies demonstrated that they showed up ready to race. Meagan Nay (QAS) led things off with a new record in women's 200 Back (2:09.40). Teammate and training partner Mitchell Larkin similarly broke the men's 200 back record in a time of 1:59.34.
Park Tae-Hwan also demonstrated some world-class swimming, destroying the field in the men's 200 Free and setting a new meet record in 1:46.75 - a time that ranks #9 in the world so far this year.
2012 Olympians and VAND swimmers at the National Training Centre in Vancouver, Scott Dickens and Savannah King set new meet records as well. Dickens bettered is previous record from 2009 in going 1:01.57 in the men's 100 Breast. King narrowly edged out Sherry Liu (HYACK), who also broke the existing meet record, in the women's 1500 Free. King's time was 16:31.69 to Liu's 16:32.68.
Emily Overholt (WVOSC) also broke a SwimBC age group record with her third-place performance in the women's 400 IM, going 4:55.02 to set a new standard in the 13-14 girls age group.