Picture courtesy of Suzanne Paulins of BRANT
William Brother is Island Swimming was the lone Canadian on the podium in Hawaii yesterday as he posted a very significant best time of 15:17.10 for the mens 1500FR. This is the 7th fastest time in Canadian History and a pretty solid start to the meet for Canada, although they struggled to meet the podium.
Victoria Chan of Richmond Hill, ON was 5th in 200FR in 2:01.59 - just .04 seconds slower than her best from last summer. On the mens side, Aly Abdel-Khalik of ESWIM and Stefan Milosevic of HYAC were 6th and 8th respectively.
Womens 100BK saw former Whitby Dolphin, Kristina Steins and TRENT swim club's (now swimming at Indiana University) Cynthia Pammett finishing 7th and 8th. A bright spot for the men was Jack Conger of the USA breaking world record holder - Aaron Piersol's NAG record and the meet record in the 100BK with a great time of 54.07. Canada's Omar Arafa (OAK) was 5th, getting his time back down to 56.20.
Noemie Thomas missed the podium in the 200FLY - finishing 4th in 2:11.89. This was a significant best time for Noemie (Vancouver Dolphins) who is quickly approaching Katherine Savard's NAG.
In mens 200FLY, Brayden Salmon of the London Aquatic Club continued his rebound from serious illness earlier this season, finishing 6th with a best time of 2:01.40. Oakville's Evan White, who finished 8th, also took off significant time to finish in 2:03.26.
The events continue all weekend. Live results can be found HERE. Swim Canada and Swim Ontario do not seem to be covering this meet for some reason so I'll gladly pick up the slack. Check back here for daily Canadian recaps.