Video: Michigan’s Richard Funk Sets Sights On Pan Am Gold

Richard Funk qualified once more to represent Canada internationally, grabbing a spot on the 2015 Pan Am Games roster with a win in the 100m breaststroke.

Funk, who just came off his senior year at Michigan and the NCAA Championships in Iowa, took home a 100m breaststroke win, a 50m breaststroke win, and 200m breaststroke silver at the 2015 Canadian Team Trials.

In the 100m breaststroke Funk was just two one-hundredths off qualifying for the World Championship roster with a 1:00.44. He was a 1:00.76 in prelims, sporting two fast swims in one day.

His finals time was within one tenth of a second of his personal best.

In the 200 Funk finished second with a time of 2:13.13. He seemed to have more success in the shorter races with a very fast 27.65 in the 50 to reset his personal best and come within striking distance of the Canadian record.

Funk was very direct in his goal to bring home the gold for Canada this summer.

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Mitch Bowmile

Mitch Bowmile is a former Canadian age group swimmer who was forced to end his career early due to a labrum tear in his hip and a torn rotator cuff after being recognized as one of the top 50 breaststrokers his age in Canada. He competed successfully at both age …

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