Emily Overholt of the West Vancouver Otters and Sarah Darcel of Island Swimming were the big winners on the final evening of the 2015 Speedo Western Canadian Championships.
Overholt, who represented Canada at both the Commonwealth Games and Pan Pacific Championships last summer, took the women’s 16 and over 200 butterfly in a time of 2:13.74 and followed that up with a win in the 200 IM recording a time of 2:17.42.
Darcel took gold in the same two events in the 15 and under age group. She won the 200 butterfly in a time of 2:19.04 and the 200 IM in a time of 2:20.66.
With her two wins on Sunday evening Overholt became one of three swimmers to collect five golds over the four day competition.
By winning the women’s 15 and under 50 freestyle 14 year old Rebecca Smith of the Red Deer Catalina Swim Club not picked up were fifth victory of the meet, but she also broke her second provincial record. Smith posted a time of 26.34 which betters Paige Kremer’s Alberta provincial record of 26.37.
Smith also set a provincial record in the 100 freestyle on Friday evening.
For the second year in a row Markus Thormeyer of the Winskill Dolphins collected five wins, but this time it was in the 17 and over age group. Thormeyer won the 200 IM in a time of 2:07.48. He just missed collecting number six finishing second to Cameron Kidd of W Ross MacDonald Swimming.
Kidd won the event in a time of 23.04 followed by Thormeyer who posted a 23.40.
Josh Zakala of the Kelowna AquaJets also did his fair share of winning over the past four days. Zakala collected his fourth gold in the men’s 16 and under 200 IM posting a time of 2:08.55.
Colin Gilbert of the Kamloops Classics Swim Club took the men’s 16 and under 200 butterfly in a time of 2:07.70.
Robert Hill of the Chena Swim Club and Nail Kaddache of the Regina Optimist Dolphins had a battle in the men’s 17 and over event. Hill finished first in a time of 2:07.28 followed by Kaddache who posted a 2:07.55.
Heather Lam of the Vancouver Pacific Swim Club won the women’s 16 and over 50 freestyle in a time of 26.55 while Stephen Calkins of the University of Calgary Swim Club won the men’s 16 and under event in a time of 24.08.
Davila Rafael of Island Swimming took the men’s 16 and under 1500 freestyle in a time of 15:59.61 while Kier Maitland of the Keyano Swim Club won the 17 and over age group in a time of 15:41.98.
The Keyano Swim Club won both the men’s and women’s 200 medley relay. In the men’s event they posted a 1:146.16 barely holding off the University of Calgary Swim Club who recorded a time of 1:46.19. The women’s relay was able to keep the Red Deer Catalina Swim Club at bay winning the event in a time of 1:59.01 while the team from Red Deer finished in a time of 1:59.22.
Full results can be found here.