Day 2 at Westerns

The second day of competition at the 2014 Speedo Western Canadian Championships saw another long-standing SwimBC record fall, in addition to some more exceptional performances from our athletes.

The Provincial Record came from 12-year-old Faith Knelson (LCSC), whose time of 1:11.70 in the 15&U girls 100 Breast broke the SwimBC 11-12 Girls record that had been established in 1998.  Her performance also earned her a silver medal in the event, and incidentally, would've also been third-fastest in the 17&O Girls race.

Markus Thormeyer (WDSC) led a SwimBC sweep of the medals in the 16&U Boys 100 Free, posting a time of 50.32.  He was followed by Edwin Zhao (PSW) in second in 50.46, then Darren Yuan (SKSC) over a second back.  Thormeyer added to his medal haul later on with another gold in 50 Back.

The other SwimBC sweep was in that same age group in 400IM, as Edwin Zhao, this time, came from behind to just out-touch Hau-Li Fan (CDSC), with Josh Zakala (KAJ) taking the bronze.

BC swimmers swept the three other 400IM events, as Jordan Andrusak (UVPCS), Emily Overholt (WVOSC) and David Dimitrov (LLSC) each won their respective age divisions, with Andrusak doing so in meet record time of 4:47.55.

Haley Black broke through to the top of the podium with gold medal in 50 Back after picking up a couple silver medals on Thursday.

Other SwimBC silver-medalists on the day included the following:

  • Heather Lam (VPSC): 100 Free
  • David Hibberd (SFA): 100 Free
  • Mariya Chekanovych (DYNA): 100 Breast
  • Benjamin Blackmon (CONNU): 100 Breast

Bronze medalists were: 

  • Matthew Godbeer (WVOSC): 100 Free
  • Sarah Darcel (ISC): 100 Breast, 400 IM
  • Harry Duan (WSC): 100 Breast
  • Colton Peterson (SPART): 100 Breast
  • Adam Holme (CHENA): 400 IM
  • Heather Lam (VPSC): 50 Back
  • Brandon DeCosta (RAPID): 50 Back

While the massive clubs from Alberta continue to top the team standings, SwimBC clubs continue to occupy a high percentage of the Top10 in women's, men's, and  combined team scoring.