Less than two weeks after playing a key role in Hyack Swim Club's narrow margin of victory at SwimBC's AAA Championships, 17-year-old Stefan Milosevic is taking his game to a new level at the 2013 Summer Nationals in Pointe Claire, QC.
Milosevic kicked things off with a close win the men's 200 Free on the first night of competition, as the top four men were within 8/10th of a second of one another - with just over 2/10ths separating the top three. His time of 1:51.18 was just under a second away from Brian Johns' 2000 BC record of 1:50.34.
Milosevic got right back to it during heats on Day 2, however, posting the second fast time of the day, and this time, he blew right past the 100m Free SwimBC record of 2007 World Champion in the event, Brent Hayden, with a time of 51.41. Showing his great versatilty, he followed that up less than an hour later with a 4:29.67 400IM, good enough to be seeded third heading into finals.
Two other BC swimmers posted a win on the first day of competition. Heather MacLean (UBCD) took the women's 200 Free in 2:01.13, while 15-year-old Emily Overholt (WVOSC) took the National title in the women's 200 Fly with a time of 2:13.76.
For Milosevic and Overholt, their wins secured each of them a spot on Canada's World Junior Championships team, which will be held in Dubai in late August.
SwimBC's other medalists on the first day of competition was Rohan Jacobs (LLSC), who took the silver in the men's 50 Fly, and Craig Dagnall (UVPCS) who finished third in the men's 800 Free.
The meet continues through Saturday with prelims each day at 7am Pacific Time and finals getting underway at 3:00pm PDT.
Live results are available here.
Schedule of events, timelines, and links to webcasting of finals are available here.