Newkirk Breaks Another Americas Record To Cap Can Am Para Champs


Shelby Newkirk broke another continental record on the third and final day of the Can Am Para-swimming Championships. Newkirk went 39.69 out of heats in the 50 back, breaking the S7 Americas record. In the same event, Danielle Dorris seta  new Canadian record in the S8 class, going 40.81.

In the men’s 50 back final, Riley McLean took down a Canadian national record, going 57.02. The 17-year-old competes in the S4 class.

Nicholas-Guy Turbide set both Canadian and Americas records with his 2:17.13 in the 200 IM. Turbide put up that time in the final. He won the S13 class of the event by over 13 seconds.

The women’s 100 free brought a slew of records between prelims and finals. In heats, Aly van Wyk-Smart set a new Canadian record with a 3:28.73 out of the S3 class. Meanwhile Tammy Cunnington set a Canadian record in S4, going 1:53.51. Then at night, Cunnington reset that record to 1:53.37, while Mexico’s Miranda Herrera won the S4 class in a new Americas record of 1:31.14.

Miori Henault set a new Canadian 800 free record in S14. Swimming in a timed final heat, Henault went 10:51.49. Meanwhile Angela Marina set a new 200 IM record for Canada in the SM14 class. Her 2:42.53 topped the field in that event.

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