Team Ontario made their home on the top of the podium on day three of the Canada Games in Sherbrooke, Quebec, collecting wins in eight of the ten abled bodied events swum on the evening. There were also eight games record set making this year’s event by far the fastest Canada Games in the history of the 44 year old event.
16 year old Kennedy Goss, daughter of 1988 Olympic silver medalist Sandy Goss, started the evening off winning the 100 backstroke in a new games record time of 1:01.95. Goss improved on her own record of 1:02.30 set in prelims, but demolished Landice Yestrau’s 2005 record of 1:03.80 which stood at the start of the day.
Goss’ teammate Jeffrey Swanston won the men’s 100 backstroke in a time of 55.88 breaking the 2001 record of 56.43 set by Matt Rose.
BC’s Emily Overholt won her second event of the games taking the 400 freestyle in a time of 4:15.75. Overholt who has always been impressive in the butterfly events throughout her age group career is now showing her versatility, winning both the 400 IM and 400 freestyle.
The 15 year old, who won the event by close to two seconds, broke Cherly McArton‘s 1981 games record of 4:18.69.
Teddy Kalp kept the record breaking run going obliterating Jaret Abel‘s 1993 record of 4:00.25 winning the men’s 400 freestyle in a time of 3:55.76. The 16 year old, who is representing Team Ontario, first broke Abel’s record in the prelims swimming a time of 3:57.74.
The 200 breaststroke was the only event where the records were not touched. In the women’s event Erin Stamp of Team Ontario won in a time of 2:33.43 missing former world record holder Annamay Pierse‘s record of 2:32.95 set in 2001.
Evan White continued to show his ability to win any event that he chooses to enter by taking the 200 breaststroke in a time of 2:17.70. Antoine Bujold of Team Quebec made White earn the victory finishing second in a time of 2:17.72.
15 year old Frederique Cigna of Team Quebec broke Genevieve Saumur‘s 2005 record of 28.01 in the prelims qualifying for the final in a time of 27.86. In the final she her improved her time posting a 27.59, winning the event and breaking her own games record.
In the final individual event Edward Liu of Team Onatario followed Cigna’s lead first breaking Ray Betuzzi‘s 2005 record of 25.23 in the prelims posting a 25.03 and then again in the finals winning the event in at time of 24.91.
The women’s 4 x 100 freestyle relay was a great battle between Team Ontario and Team Alberta. Heading into the final 100 meters Team Ontario head a lead of just under a second, Paige Kremer of Team Alberta fell just short of closing that gap completely as Team Ontario won the event in a time of 3:49.23 with Team Alberta finishing second in a time of 3:49.38.
Both the team’s were under the 2005 record of 3:50.06 held by Team Ontario.
Team Ontario also won the men’s 4 x 100 freestyle in a games record time of 3:24.34, breaking the record of 3:26.83 that was set by Team Ontario from 2001.
Alexander Elliots (S10) of Team Ontario won both the men’s S6-S14 Para-swimming 100 backstroke in a time of 1:04.94 and the S8-S14 100 butterfly in a time of 59.34.
Alicia Denoons (S10) of Team Ontario won the the women’s S6-S14 Para-swimming 100 backstroke in a time of 1:20.96 while Samantha Ryan (S9) of Team Saskatchewan on the 100 butterfly in the S8-S14 category in a time of 1:19.22.
Hannah MacLellan (S5) of Team PEI won the women’s S1-S5 Para-swimming 50 backstroke in a time of 2:13.46 while Cameron MacDonald (S4) of Team Manitoba won the men’s event in a time of 1:23.35.
Claire McNally (S6) of Team Nova Scotia won the S1-S7 Para-swimming 50 butterfly in a time of 55.03.
Miori Henualt of Team Quebec won the Special Olympics women’s 100 backstroke in a time of 1:35.25 while Magnus Batara of Team BC won the men’s event in a time of 1:17.49.
Full results can be found here