After an extremely eventful week in Toronto, we at Swimswam compiled a list explaining just why these Pan American Games were the best ever.
Following Samantha Harding’s eighth-place finish in the women’s open water 10k (2:04:37.7), Team Canada and Minnesota teammate Kierra Smith took home gold in the 200-meter breaststroke.
Golden Gopher Danielle Nack’s performance in the 200 fly at the2015 Speedo Sectionals at Minneapolis marked the tenth University of Minnesota school record broken in 2015 so far.
The Canadians continue to stay atop the competition to rack up more gold on day 2.
Day two finals of the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games have the potential for plenty of excitement and a whole lot of upsets.
In the women’s 200m freestyle American Allison Schmitt looks like a definite lock for gold. She’s been under the Pan Am Games record multiple times this year and has the experience to be much faster than any one else in the field.
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Canada’s Kierra Smith (above) was the 2015 NCAA Champ in the 200 breast. She’s the top seed in the event at Pan Ams, and will swim in heat 2, lane 4 tomorrow morning.
Three Gophers are in Toronto, Canada for the 2015 Pan American Games, where Kierra Smith and Samantha Harding are representing Canada and Kiera Janzen will compete for Team USA.
Countries like Brazil and the United States are powerhouses when it comes to swimming, but at the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games, Team Canada looks as though they have plenty of potential to top the medal table.
While Fourth of July weekend in Minnesota is often spent with fireworks on one of the state’s 10,000 lakes, three internationally-based Gophers spent the weekend competing in South Korea and Sweden.
College breaststrokers like returning NCAA champ Will Licon will get to swim under updated pullout rules beginning next season.
Canada’s Martha McCabe and Kierra Smith earned silver and bronze medals in women’s 200-metre breaststroke whilst respectively competing in Rome and Monte Carlo on Sunday.
Canada’s Ryan Cochrane swam to his third freestyle medal in as many starts in the Mare Nostrum Series, with a silver in men’s 400 metres on Saturday.
Veteran Ryan Cochrane won silver and emerging breaststroker Kierra Smith had a breakthrough bronze on a solid day for Canada on the Mare Nostrum Series.