The Markham Aquatic Club (MAC) dominated the women’s events at the Canadian Age Group Championships in Calgary taking the team title with 1086.5 points. Pointe-Claire Swim Club finished second with 794.5 points.
15 year old Kayla Sanchez was a big reason for that win. Over the final two evenings Sanchez won the 15 year old girl’s 100 backstroke (1:01.98), 200 freestyle (2:05.29) and 200 IM (2:20.46). The only girl to defeat her was her own teammate Victoria Kwan who took the 400 freestyle in a time of 4:26.61 followed by Sanchez who touched in a time of 4:30.43.
Pacific Sea Wolves Stephanie Lee finished her meet with five wins after taking the 100 backstroke (1:07.22) and 200 freestyle (2:13.69) on Saturday evening.
13 year old Cole Pratt of the Cascade Swim Club continued to collect gold in his age group. Pratt finished the competition with nine wins. On Saturday evening he won the 100 backstroke in a time of 1:01.13 beating his own provincial record of 1:02.69, which he set in June. He finished the evening taking the 200 freestyle in a time of 2:00.07 beating Joshua Young‘s provincial record of 2:00.57.
On the final night of competition he won the boy’s 200 IM in a time of 2:14.77 finishing over four seconds ahead of the field. He suffered his only loss in his final event of the competition. Joshua Liendo of Torch took the 50 butterfly in a time of 26.93 followed by Pratt who touched in a time of 27.12.
Despite Pratt’s efforts the Cascade Swim Club finished second in the points standings to the Pointe-Claire Swim Club. Pointe-Claire earned 1165 points while Cascade earned 1008.