Two Medals for Tyler Wall at Jr. PanPacs to Lead Swim BC Athletes

The final pool competition for Swim BC athletes in the 2017-2018 season took place with the Junior Pan Pacific Championships in Suva, FIJ, August 23-26.  Four members of Swim BC clubs competed at the meet as part of Canada's 30-member contingent, while two others having to withdraw due to injury.

Tyler Wall (KISU) had the best results of the meet, right from his first race, taking almost a full second off of his 100m Backstroke personal best with a time of 56.15. He slipped back one place in the final, finishing in fourth overall, but that was still the best result of any of the BC swimmers.

That 100m Backstroke performance was also the best by any of the Canadian young men at the meet, which earned him a spot on the Mixed 400 M.R. team, as well as the Men's 400M.R.  And it was in that Mixed 400 Medley Relay, where he led off for Team Canada en route to a silver medal behind the American juggernaut, which won all seven of the relays at the meet.  His lead-off in the men 's medley relay earned the Canadian team a bronze medal.  Wall was also the lead-off in the men's 4x100 Free Relay, which finished fourth.

Bailey Herbert (LOSC) was the other Swim BC athlete to make it into the "A" final, as she finished sixth in both the 200IM and 400IM events.  She also finished fourth in the "B" final of 200 Fly.

Hyack teammates, Brodie Young and Octavia Lau, were the two other Swim BC athletes at the meet. Young had his best performance come in 400IM, where he finished fourth in the "B" final with a lifetime best of 4:24.87, while Lau's best result came with an eighth-place finish in the women's 1500 Free and ninth in 800 Free.