Canada’s Turbide Becomes Repeat Record-Setter at Para Pan Pacs Day 4


The fourth day of the 2018 Pan Pacific Para Swimming Championships featured finals for the women’s and men’s 100 back and 50 fly, as well as the men’s 34-point 4×100 free relay.

New Zealand’s Sophie Pascoe was the only woman under 1:10 in the 100 back, winning the S10 race in 1:09.05. Australia’s S13 swimmer Katja Dedekind was the next-fastest swimmer in 1:10.11, and her teammate Ellie Cole won the S9 race in 1:10.73.

For the second time this week, Canada’s Nicolas-Guy Turbide set a new Americas record, winning the S13 100 back in 59.28 – he was the only swimmer under 1:00. Canadian teammate Alexander Elliot won the S10 race in 1:02.39, and Australian 17-year-old Timothy Hodge won the S9 race in 1:03.68. American Robert Griswold won the S8 race in 1:04.43.

American Julia Gaffney won the women’s S7 50 fly in 35.90, and USA teammate Evan Austin won the men’s race in 29.26.

The Australian A-team of Matthew Levy, Timothy Disken, Ben Popham, and Rowan Crothers combined to win the men’s 4×100 free relay in 3:50.45. Brazil took second in 4:01.33.


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Torrey Hart

Torrey is from Oakland, CA, and majored in media studies and American studies at Claremont McKenna College, where she swam distance freestyle for the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps team. Outside of SwimSwam, she has bylines at Sports Illustrated, Yahoo Sports, SB Nation, and The Student Life newspaper.

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