Eight SwimBC athletes were part of the thirty-two swimmers representing Canada at the recent 2014 Para-PanPacific Swimming Championships held in Pasadena, CA, at the Rose Bowl Aquatic Centre, and they afforded themselves very well, taking home a lot of hardware in a meet which, for many, was their first exposure to broad international competition.
Adam Rahier (SKSC) also picked up multiple medals in the S14 class, taking home gold in 200 IM (new Canadian record) as well as silver in 100 Fly and 100 Back, plus bronze in 100 Breast. His teammate at SKSC, Nathan Stein, added a gold in the men's S10 100 Fly, as well as silver in 100 Free and bronze in 50 Free, with the 100 Free performance setting a new Canadian record. Andrew Cooke (KISU) took home a silver in the S5 class for men's 50 Back and bronze in 200 IM, while establishing new Canadian records in those events as well as 50 Free.
Dalton Boon (WDSC), fresh off some record-breaking swims at meets earlier in the summer, opened up the meet in strong fashion, taking silver and bronze medals in the 200 Free (new Canadian record) and 50 Free events for S14 class swimmers. He followed that up later in the meet with another bronze in 100 Free as well.
Danielle Kisser (DELTA) added a bronze in the S6 class of women's 100 Breast, establishing a new Canadian record in 50 Free as well, while Brianna Nelson (ISC) contributed silver medals in the women's S7 class 50 Fly, 200 IM, and 100 Free, plus a bronze in 50 Free, and Tyler Mrak (SKSC) contributed a bronze medal in the men's 100 Breast for the S13 class.