March 31, 2017 - April 2, 2017
Day 3 - Two Ontario Swimmers Selected to World Championship Team!
On the last day of Can Ams in Windsor, Ontario swimmers finished the meet strong with 2 more records and 2 Ontario swimmers were nominated to the World Para Swimming Championships team, taking place in Mexico City in September. Congratulations to KYPAC's Abi Tripp and ROW's Alec Elliot!
BRANT’s Angela Marina broke her second record of the meet in the S14 category in the 200 IM in 2:42.53, while Gordie Michie (STJJ) took the men’s S14 200 IM in 2:20.00.
Aly Van Wyk-Smart from Variety Village set a new S3 100 free record in 3:28.73, chopping 13 seconds off her previous best time.
In the timed final 50 back races during the prelims session, class winners were Nik Tolgyesi (KYPAC), Chris Sergeant-Tsonos (KYPAC), Robert Hampson (KYPAC) and Tyson MacDonald (WRMS), closely followed by Gabby Baird (GMAC) and Skylar Tierney (BTSC) winning their respective 200 back races.
In the 100 free, Tyson MacDonald won the S14 category, Alec Elliot (ROW) took the S10 and Matthew Cabraja (COBRA) took the S11.
Swimmers nominated to the World Para Swimming Championships team are:
|Morgan Bird||Cascade Swim Club|
|Tammy Cunnington||Red Deer Catalina Masters / Centre de Haute Performance – Quebec|
|Sabrina Duchesne||Rouge et Or Université Laval|
|Sarah Girard||Neptune Natation|
|Justine Morrier||Club de natation du Haut Richelieu|
|Shelby Newkirk||Saskatoon Laser Swim Club|
|Aurélie Rivard||Académie de Natation de Montréal|
|Tess Routliffe||Club de Natation Torpille / Centre de Haute Performance – Quebec|
|Katarina Roxon||Aqua Aces Swim Club|
|Abi Tripp||Kingston Y Penguins Swim Club|
|Jonathan Dieleman||Richmond Rapids|
|Alexander Elliot||Region of Waterloo Swim Club|
|Benoît Huot||Académie de Natation de Montréal|
|James Leroux||Neptune Natation / Centre de Haute Performance – Quebec|
|Nicolas Turbide||Club Natation Region de Quebec|
|Philippe Vachon||Mégophias de Trois-Rivières|
Canada Games para nominees will be announced in the near future as selection is based off results from Can Ams and Ontario Spring Provincial Championships.
Day 2 Recap - No fooling around on Day 2 of Can Ams
Ontario swimmers continued their strong performances at the 2017 Speedo Can Am Para Swimming Championships in Windsor with 1 Canadian record and 7 gold medal swims.
WRMS’ Tyson MacDonald broke his second record of the meet, setting a new S14 100 back mark in 1:03.29. Angela Marina from Brantford continued her results from the first day of competition winning the S14 100 back in 1:16.36, just 2/100ths off the national record.
COBRA’s Matthew Cabraja had a busy night winning gold in three events: the S11 50 free (31.18), 100 breast (1:39.51) and 100 back (1:24.46).
Gordie Michie from STJJ took gold in the S14 100 breast (1:11.78) while ROW’s Alec Elliot won gold in the S10 100 back in 1:05.06.
The Can Am Championships conclude on Sunday.
Day 1 Recap - Record Breaking Day for Ontario Swimmers at Can Am Para Swimming Championships
Ontario swimmers kicked off the 2017 Speedo Can Am Para Swimming Championships in Windsor with a bang, with four Ontario swimmers setting new Canadian records. This competition is serving as a qualifying meet for the 2017 World Para Swimming Championships in Mexico City as well as the 2017 Canada Games.
“It is an exciting time in Canadian para swimming with a lot of new talent and development happening in the province, and we are looking forward to this growing in the future with the help of our performance partners,” said Swim Ontario Performance Programs Manager Darin Muma.
WRMS swimmer Tyson MacDonald broke the S14 200 free record in both heats and finals, posting a 2:00.81, breaking the previous record of 2:03.45, while Angela Marina from Brantford Aquatic Club broke the women’s S14 200 free record in 2:23.08.
Two swimmers from the Kingston Y Penguins set new records in the 400 IM during the morning session – Cassidy Tran in the S14 class (7:17.55) and Emily Sayeau in the SM7 class (10:41.73).
Aly Van Wyck-Smart from Variety Village had an exciting race in the S3 200 free. While she didn't break the 200 free record, at the 100m split she was 7 seconds under the under the current 100 record.
Competition continues in Windsor through Sunday.