Six current or former University of Michigan swimmers competed at the Pan American Games in Toronto last week (July 11, July 14-18), with four of them bringing home medals for their respective countries.
Representing the United States were sophomores Clara Smiddy and Gillian Ryan and alums Ryan Feeley (2010-13) and Emily Brunemann (2006-08, 2010). Sophomore Evan White and alum Richard Funk (2012-15) represented Canada.
Individually, Funk (2012-15) won silver in the 200-meter breaststroke (2:11.51), bronze in the 100-meter breaststroke (1:00.29) and an additional bronze as part of Canada’s 4×100-meter medley relay (3:34.40).
Smiddy won bronze medals in the 100-meter backstroke (1:00.49) and the 200-meter backstroke (2:11.47). Both of those times are new U-M records for long course meters.
Ryan won bronze in the 400-meter freestyle (4:09.46) and gold as part of the 4×200-meter freestyle relay that set a new Pan Am Games record by almost seven seconds (7:54.32). Additionally, her time in the 400-meter freestyle is a new U-M record for long course meters.
Feeley (2010-13) picked up a silver medal in the 400-meter freestyle (3:49.69). He was also sixth in the 1,500-meter freestyle (15:19.99).
Brunemann and White only swam one event each, finishing just outside of medal position. Brunemann finished fourth in the open water 10K (2:03:17.5), while White was fourth in the 200-meter IM (2:00.60).
Swimming news courtesy of University of Michigan Swimming & Diving.