2017 Westerns / Easterns - Day 4 Report

The 2017 Canadian Western Swimming Championships and Canadian Eastern Swimming Championships came to a conclusion Sunday night, with stellar performances across the board from SwimBC athletes at both meets. Highlights from Westerns included Alexander Blaskovich’s (PSW) strong finish to the meet, in which he captured gold in the Men’s Open 1500m Freestyle with a time of 16:45.77. Blaskovich followed up that race with another gold in the Men’s 200m Fly with a time of 2:07.13.

Bailey Herbert (LOSC) continued her successful meet by adding two more medals to her collection Sunday night. Herbert placed 2nd in the Women’s 13-15 200m Fly with a time of 2:22.32 and then claimed gold in the Women’s 13-15 200m IM, touching the wall at 2:20.68. Tyler Wall (KISU) became Canada’s fastest 15 year old 50m Freestyle swimmer in 2017 when he placed first in the Men’s 14-16 category with a time of 23.99. 

The trio of Mackenzie Padington, Jade Hannah, and Faith Knelson (ISC) continued their dominance at Easterns Sunday night, with each taking home a gold medal, and Padington taking an additional silver medal as well. Those four medals brings the total between the three of them to 19 medals, placing ISC fourth overall in the team scoring with 953 points. Not to be outdone, Brodie Young (HYACK) added 2 more medals to his collection. Finishing with a time of 16:16.42, his 1500m Freestyle swim earned him a gold medal in the Men’s 14-16 category. He followed that performance up with a silver medal in the Men’s 14-16 200m IM, touching the wall at 2:09.83. 

Sunday medalists from both meets included:

Westerns

  • Ryley McRae (KCS) Men’s 14-16 1500m FR 3rd 16:56.90
  • Alexander Blaskovich (PSW) Men’s 17 and Over 1500m FR 1st 16:45.77
  • Connor Skuse (PSW) Men’s 17 and Over 1500m FR 3rd 17:00.04
  • Josie Field (LOSC) Women’s 13-15 200m FL 1st 2:21.09
  • Bailey Herbert (LOSC) Women’s 13-15 200m FL 2nd 2:22.32
  • Raben Dommann (CHENA) Men’s 14-16 200m FL 2nd 2:10.01
  • Ryley McRae (KCS) Men’s 14-16 200m FL 3rd 2:13.08
  • Alexander Blaskovich (PSW) Men’s 17 and Over 200m FL 1st 2:07.13
  • Tyler Wall (KISU) Men’s 14-16 50m FR 1st 23.99
  • Brian Ni (ISC) Men’s 17 and Over 50m FR 2nd 24.00
  • Bailey Herbert (LOSC) Women’s 13-15 200m IM 1st 2:20.68
  • Amanda McCallum (RAPID) Women’s 13-15 200m IM 3rd 2:25.20

Easterns

  • Brodie Young (HYACK) Men’s 14-16 1500m FR 1st 16:16.42
  • Jade Hannah (ISC) Women’s 13-15 50m FR 1st 26.19
  • Mackenzie Padington (ISC) Women’s 16 and Over 50m FR 2nd 26.34
  • Faith Knelson (ISC) Women’s 13-15 200m IM 1st 2:18.05
  • Makenzie Padington (ISC) Women’s 16 and Over 200m IM 1st 2:14.58
  • Brodie Young (HYACK) Men’s 14-16 200m IM 2nd 2:09.83

Aggregate Award Winners:

Westerns

  • Bailey Herbert  (LOSC) 3rd Jr. Girls
  • Tyler Wall (KISU) 2nd Jr. Boys
  • Avery Movold (PGB) 1st Open Girls
  • Meredith Leverson (VKSC) 2nd Open Girls
  • Jaren Lefranc (KISU) 2nd Open Boys

Overall Team Scores:

Westerns

1st- CASC 2013.5
2nd- EKSC 1611.5
3rd- UCSC 1445
4th- KISU 803
5th- ISC 661
6th- KCS 586

7th- ROD 568
8th- PSW 567
9th- CHENA 512
10th- LOSC 473

Easterns

1st- PCSC 1823.5
2nd- CAMO 1019.5
3rd- ESWIM 977
4th- ISC 953
5th- HYACK 891.5

6th- OAK 730.5
7th- MAC 707.5
8th- TSC 642
9th- NYAC 604.5
10th- NN 443.5

A big thank you to the athletes, coaches, officials, sponsors, volunteers, and parents who made each of these meets such a success.