17-year-old Markus Thormeyer took the title in come-from-behind fashion with a time of 50.21 seconds, beating Pan Am Games teammate Stefan Milosevic, racing for UBC Dolphin Association.
Katie McLaughlin secured a big win over a tough field in the women’s 200m freestyle final, sporting a 1:57.55 at the touch to give her the win by over a second and a half.
Rachel Nicol was one of five members of the Canadian Pan American Games team to take home gold on the first night of the Mel Zajac Jr. International…
Psych Sheets Released For The Mel Zejac International – Kevin Cordes And Noemie Thomas Set Up For Sweeps
Cordes is entered in the three breaststroke events and is the top seed in all of them. He’s favoured to win at the meet, and will have the chance to down some of the meet records. All three breaststroke records are held by Canadian Olympian Scott Dickens.
Kevin Cordes is the biggest name heading to the meet and likely the top seed in the breaststroke events. With the psych sheets not yet released, Cordes’ exact schedule isn’t available, however, he’s likely swimming the three breaststroke events.
The six swimmers above are guaranteed a spot on the team considering that they’re the only ones who have fully met the priority 1 selection criteria. The others are fairly safe to go to Pan Am Games, but a spot on the World Championships roster isn’t certain.
Swimming Canada Releases Psych Sheets For Trials; Almost 200 Foreign Entries Made Of Mostly American College Swimmers
Swimming Canada released the psych sheet for the 2015 Canadian Swimming Trials which will be the selection meet for the Canadian World Championship team, Pan Am team, and World University Games team.
Canadian female swimming has typically had some top notch breaststrokers and fitting right into that category is UBC’s Tera Van Beilen. Van Beilen, a 2012 Canadian Olympian, has had plenty of success in the breaststroke events and is a favourite to make the World Championships roster this summer.
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.
The Thunderbirds beat the UofC Dinos by 516 points, putting forth a great effort and producing a grand total of 1674 points to take the win. Calgary finished second with 1158 points over the Lower Mainland High School All-Stars – a group of stellar high school swimmers – who finished third with 1124 points.
The 2014 UBC women after winning the CIS Championships; they’re favoured to repeat as champions this year.
2014 Pan Pacific Championships Preview – Watanabe leads women’s breaststrokes with Americans, Aussies in tow
Japan’s Kanako Watanabe is among the top seeds in both women’s breaststrokes, leading very strong Japanese delegations in both.
It was Laura Sogar in the final of the women’s 100 breaststroke. After a decent morning swim, she really made a statement tonight, dropping over a second and half to win the event with a 1:09.15.
Tom Luchsinger is out of the 200 fly on Sunday, though many of his NBAC teammates have stuck with their guns on the final day of the 2014 Santa Clara Grand Prix.
Missy Franklin kicked off the final night of competition at the Mel Zajac International with a win in the 100m…