Strong Final Night for BC at 2016 Canadian Championships

Amidst the excitement of Penny Oleksiak's mind-blowing silver-medal performance from Rio, the 2016 Canadian Championships wrapped up in Edmonton with SwimBC teams continuing their strong showing.

And it started right from the first event, as Danica Ludlow (ISC) completed her most successful Nationals with a third individual medal, adding a bronze in the 1500 Free to her two golds in 200-400 Free, and a silver in 800 Free.

The men's 100 Free came within 7/100th of being a BC sweep, as Stefan Milosevic (UBCDS) finished just ahead of his teammate Carson Olafson, with Jeremy Bagshaw (ISC) being just those 7/100th second behind bronze.

Nicolaas Dekker (RAPID) won his third medal of the meet and second National Championship, adding another gold in 200 Fly to the one he takes home from 100 Fly and the silver from 50 Fly.

James Dergousoff finished off probably the strongest and deepest overall meet he's had, taking home a silver in 100 Fly. 

Peter Brothers (ISC) added to his medal haul for the weekend, taking the win in the men's 800 Free, in just over 8:01, while Jon McKay (UVPCS) was third, just being out-touched for the silver. Also winning a bronze medal on the night was Megan Dalke (KCS), who won her first-ever National Championship medal in  400 Free.

The UVPCS women's squad then took the bronze in the women's 4x100 Medley Relay, while UBCDS and CHENA once again went one-two, respectively, on the men's side.

In team scoring, the men's race ended up being a ridiculously close race, with UBCDS finishing 12 points ahead of CHENA - 429 to 418 - less than the point total of one 10th-place finish.