It was a golden start for British Columbia on Day One of the 2013 World Championship Trials. BC swimmers won the first three events of the evening highlighted by Noemie Thomas, UBCD setting a new Canadian record in the 50 Butterfly. Ryan Cochrane, IS won the men’s 800 Freestyle just over his Canadian record time. He broke the pool record held by Australian Kieran Perkins set at the 1993 Commonwealth Games. Kelly Aspinall, UBCD won the men’s 50 Butterfly.
The men’s 800 Freestyle was a sweep for BC. Finishing second behind Cochrane was IS teammate Eric Hedlin. Craig Dagnall of UVIC_PCS was third. In the 200 Freestyle Alec Page, IS finished strong to capture second place as well as securing a spot on the 800 Freestyle relay at World Championships. Savannah King, UBCD finished fourth in the women’s event where she also qualified for the relay team at World’s.
In the 200 Butterfly, Brenna Maclean, WVOSC claimed the bronze medal as did Alec Page, IS on the men’s side.