After the first day of the Canada West Swimming Championships in Vancouver the University of Calgary leads the men’s points standings while UBC leads the women’s.
Men’s Point Standings:
- University of Calgary – 203
- University of Alberta – 162
- University of British Columbia – 148
Women’s Point Standings:
- University of British Columbia – 196
- University of Calgary – 188.5
- University of Alberta – 120
The evening started off with the distance events. Maia Brundage of UBC dominated the women’s 800 freestyle winning in a time of 8:37.88 almost 14 seconds ahead of Victoria Mock of the University of Victoria who posted a 8:51.41.
The men’s 1500 freestyle was much closer. Tristan Cole of the University of Calgary took the event in a time of 15:10.16 breaking Keegan Zanatta‘s pool record of 15:18.47. Jonathan Brown of UBC finished second in a time of 15:14.55 followed by Zanatta who posted a 15:15.63.
The women’s 50 butterfly came down to the wire with Kimberly Moors of the University of Manitoba taking the event in a time of 27.74 followed by Jacomie Strydom of UBC who posted a 27.77 and Rachel Grothe of the University of Calgary who hit the wall in a time of 27.81.
Two University of Calgary swimmers tied for the win in the women’s 50 backstroke. Chelsea Shaul and Leah Smal both hit the wall in a time of 29.14.
The women’s 50 breaststroke was also a close race race with UBC finishing first, second and third. Erin Stamp took the event in a time of 31.14 followed by Rebecca Terejko who touched in a time of 31.18 and Tera van Beilen who finished in a time of 31.27.
The University of Alberta swept the men’s events. Josiah Binnema won the 50 butterfly in a time of 24.61, Joe Byram took the 50 backstroke in a time of 25.05 while Nick Kostiuk collected gold in the 50 breaststroke posting a time of 28.24.
UBC took both the men’s and the women’s 800 freestyle relay. The women took the event in a time of 8:01.71 over 20 seconds ahead of the University of Calgary who finished in a time of 8:23.28. The men won the event in a time of 7:18.26 followed by the University of Calgary who hit the wall in a time of 7:21.94.
Full results can be found here.