Five Canadian Records Fall on Final Day of Para Swimming Canadian Open

PARA SWIMMING CANADIAN OPEN

The third and final day of the Para Swimming Canadian Open featured the men’s SM1-SM4 150 IM, men’s and women’s SM5-SM14 200 IM, women’s and men’s S1-S13 100 free, and the men’s and women’s 4×100 medley relay.

Keep in mind that in para swimming, the objectively fastest swim does not always win the race — times are plugged into a formula that accounts for a given swimmer’s classification, effectively leveling the playing field.

32-year-old Jonathan Dieleman kicked things off with a new SM4 Canadian record in the 150 IM, going 3:17.41 for the unopposed win.

Aurelie Rivard followed with a new SM10 200 IM Canadian record, in 2:28.93. The United States’ Becca Meyers came in second with a 2:26.66. On the men’s side, Australian SM7 swimmer Matthew Levy won in 2:37.07. Benoit Huot, who swims in the SM10 class was second in 2:13.11. Out of fifth place, Nicolas-Guy Turbide broke the SM13 Canadian record in 2:15.06.

Australian Rachael Watson, who swims in the S4 class, took first in the women’s 100 free in 1:27.62. Sixth-place Abi Tripbroke the S8 Canadian record in 1:09.07. 41-year-old Tammy Cunnington broke the S4 record in 1:50.85. Australian S10 swimmer Rowan Crothers won the men’s race in 51.15. Eighth-place Nicolas-Guy Turbide broke the S13 Canadian record in 56.35.

The Australian women’s team went 5:04.13 in the 4×100 medley relay, and the men went 4:30.38; both swam unopposed.

Overall, swimmers broke 10 Canadian records over the course of the three-day meet.

 

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