2017 Can-Am Para-Swimming Championships
- March 31-April 2, 2017
- Selection Meet for 2017 World Championships (along with Rio 2016 Olympics)
- 50m course
- Windsor, Ontario, Canada
- Decoding the Classification System
- Live results
More National Records went down on day 2 of the 2017 Can-Am Para Swimming Championships, starting in the very first event of the day: the women’s 50 free.
In the Class S11 final, Leticia Martinez of the USA Resident Team swam a 32.02 to break both the American National Record and the Americas Continental Record. The old National Record was hers in a 32.42 done last November.
3 records went down in various classes of the women’s 100 breaststroke. In prelims, Canadian Valerie Drapeau set the S5 National Record with a 2:01.19, and her countrymate Justine Morrier also broke the Canadian Record in the S14 class with a 1:25.34.
Neither swimmer was able to improve their respective records in finals, but both still easily won their races.
Shelby Newkirk broke the Canadian Record twice and Americas Records once in the 100 backstroke on Saturday. First, in prelims, she swam a 1:23.75 in the S7 class. In finals, she dropped more than a second to 1:22.63, which not only re-broke her own Canadian Record, but also took out Mallory Weggemann’s Americas Record.
The World Record in that event is a 1:21.57, which was broken by legendary German swimmer Kirsten Bruhn in 2012 – when she was 43-years old.