Thorburn coached on three Canadian Olympic teams and led 18 swimmers to national titles over the course of his 44-year coaching career.
The UBC men cleaned up the men’s 100m freestyle final with a 1-2-3 podium sweep led by up-and-coming sprinter Yuri Kisil. Kisil rocketed to a 48.73 to win the event followed by Stefan Milosevic who touched in at 49.58. Luke Peddie came in fast as well throwing down a 49.94. The three leaders were the only ones under the 50 second barrier, pointing the UBC 4x100m freestyle relay in a very good direction.
Missy Franklin stole the show in the 200m backstroke throwing down a 2:11.75 to take the top seed over teammate Elizabeth Pelton. Pelton touched in at 2:13.11 to take the second seed. The two Cal teammates really separated themselves from the rest of the field; third seed Melanie Klaren who’s also a Cal swimmer was over two seconds behind Pelton in 2:15.22
The 50m backstroke was dominated by Cal’s golden girls as Rachel Bootsma, Missy Franklin, and Elizabeth Pelton took the top three spots.
The Edmonton Keyano Swim Club came away from the 2014 Speedo Western Canadian Championships (SCM) with the men’s, women’s and combined team titles.
16 year old Ryder McGinnis demolished the meet and Alberta age group record 100 breaststroke by close to two seconds…
Tonight, we’ll see Reason in the 50m freestyle as she took the top spot heading into finals with a 27.11. She’ll also be testing the waters in the 400m freestyle, an event that we don’t often see her in.
With Toronto, Ontario, Canada hosting the 2015 Pan American and Parapan American Games, one of their aquatic facilities is about…
On Wednesday, Nathan Adrian did something that no American has done in nearly a quarter of a century. (Photo Courtesy: US Presswire)
33 Canadians will wave their team’s banner proudly in London; 29 of them will be Tweeting about it (Photo Courtesy: ©Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
China’s Wu Peng put up the world’s number-four time in the 200 fly at the Canada Cup (Photo Courtesy: ©TIm Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
Davis Wuolle recaps Day 3 finals at Canadian Olympic Trials in Montreal. (Courtesy Swimming Natation Canada/SendtoNews)
Two-time Olympian Mike Brown fell short in his comeback attempt, and Babara Jardin won a deep 200 free field. (Photo Courtesy: ©Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
Jillian Tyler raced to the front of an unbelievable 100 breaststroke field on day 3 prelims.