2015 Canadian Trials - Day 3

Emily Overholt (WVOSC) continued her ascension to ranking among the very best in Canadian swimming, while Ryan Cochrane (ISC) had his first race of the meet, putting up another world-class performance, to highlight the third day of competition at the 2015 Canadian Swimming Trials.

The seventeen-year-old Overholt posted her second win of the meet, adding the 400 Free tonight to her 200 Free victory on the first night of competition.  Both of those events earned her a place at the World Championships in Kazan, RUS, this summer; there, she'll also have the opportunity to race the 400IM - the event in which she placed second yesterday, but it was still under the "Priority 1" standard contained in Swimming Canada's selection process.

She is scheduled to swim both 200 Fly and 200IM on the final day of competition, so could potentially add to her schedule this summer.

In contrast to Overholt's relative "newcomer" status to prominence at the National Trials meet, the following event saw the best Canadian swimmer of most of the past decade, Ryan Cochrane (ISC) put his stamp on the men's 400 Free, winning easily in 3:47.50. Full credit should also go to his teammate, Jeremy Bagshaw, who managed to stay on Cochrane's hip for the first 350m before Cochrane pulled away to the finish. Bagshaw just barely missed the "Priority 1" cut to be able to also swim the event at World Championships, but he's already qualified to attend by virtue of his performance and win in the 200 Free on Day 1.

Keegan Zanatta (UBCD) made it a sweep for SwimBC men - all of whom used to train together in Victoria, with his best finish ever at a Trials meet.

Noemie Thomas (currently swimming unattached due to NCAA commitment) bounced back from disappointment in not making the team last year by winning the women's 100 Fly (58.17), narrowly out-touching Katerine Savard by just 1/100th second.
Samantha Corea (UBCD) also had one of her best results at a Trials meet, taking the bronze in 58.83.

Coleman Allen (UBCD) finished a close second in the men's 100 Fly, behind Sando Condorelli, while Hilary Caldwell (PSW) did likewise in the women's 200 Back. In Caldwell's case, however, her time was indeed fast enough to earn her "Priority 1" selection to the World Championships squad.

Markus Thormeyer (WDSC) earned BC's third silver in a row (and his second of the meet) with his finish in the men's 200 Back. Not good enough to earn a spot on the World Championships team, but should certainly get the 17-year-old a spot on the World Junior Championships squad.

Rebecca Terejko (UBCD) closed out the medal haul for BC swimmers with a silver in the women's 50 Breastroke.