After four days of competition at the Canada Games Pool in New Westminster, BC the Edmonton Keyano Swim Club came away from the 2014 Speedo Western Canadian Championships (SCM) with the men’s, women’s and combined team titles.
The team won the men’s title collecting 635 points with the Cascade Swim Club finishing second with 464 points followed closely by the University of Calgary Swim Club that finished third with 462 points.
They scored 597 points to win the women’s title followed by University of Victoria-Pacific Coast Swimming that collected 464.5 points while the Cascade Swim Club finished third with 442.5 points.
In the combined standings Keyano came out on top with an impressive victory earning 1232 points followed by the Cascade Swim Club that accumulated 906.5 points and the University of Calgary Swim Club that finished third with 687 points.
On the final competition the team from Edmonton collected five wins; four individual and one relay. Anders Klein, 16, won the men’s 16 and under 200 butterfly in a time of 2:03.20, Paige Kremer, 17, won the women’s 16 and over 50 freestyle in a time of 25.62, Kier Maitland, 25, took the men’s 17 and over 1500 freestyle in a time of 15:07.77 while the women’s 4 x 50 medley relay took home gold in a time of 1:55.57.
15 year old Georgia Kidd of the Keyano Swim Club also collected gold in the women’s 15 and under 50 freestyle tying 13 year old Rebecca Smith of the Red Deer Catalina Swim Club with a time of 26.22. For Smith it was her first of two 13 year old Alberta provincial age group records set on the evening.
Her second came in the 200 IM where she posted a 2:17.74 finishing second to Sarah Darcel, 14, of Island Swimming, who won the event in a time of 2:16.31. Smith broke her own records in both events. She had set the 50 freestyle record of 26.48 in January (the record was still in the process of being ratified) and the 200 IM record of 2:19.51 in November.
On her way to collecting the women’s 15 and under high point award for the competition Smith broke a total of six Alberta provincial records.
The two top swimmers in the men’s 16 and under category, Markus Thormeyer of the Winskill Dolphins Swim Club and Edwin Zhao of the Pacific Sea Wolves Swim Club, battled each other for their fifth gold medals of the competition in the 50 freestyle. Thormeyer won the event in a time of 23.38 with Zhao finishing second in a time of 23.49.
Zhao would not be outdone though capping off the meet by winning his fifth title in the 1500 freestyle in a time of 15:32.10 which enabled him to walk away from the meet with the men’s 16 and under high point award.
Although Thormeyer did not win the high point award his time of 1:58.25 in the men’s 16 under backstroke earned him the men’s 16 and under swim of the meet.
Amanda Reason of the University of Calgary won the women’s 16 and over high point award while Yuri Kisil of the Cascade Swim Club collected the 17 and over high point award.
Georgia Kidd, 15, won the women’s 15 and under swim of the meet for her 100 back where she posted a 1:01.00. Noemie Thomas, 18, of the UBC Dolphins won the women’s 16 and over swim of the meet for her 100 butterfly performance recording a 57.30. Keegan Zanatta, 20, of Island Swimming won the men’s 17 and over swim of the meet for his 400 freestyle time of 3:44.54.
Full meet results can be found here