By Robby MacDonald, Special to the BDN • April 7, 2019, eleven:41 am
Maine swimmers concluded the YMCA Nationals in Greensboro, North Carolina, with mind-blowing performances. In Augusta, Nathaniel Berry, competing for the Kennebec Valley Y, finished 5th inside the 50-backyard freestyle with a country-record time of 20.21 seconds.

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Brandon Johnson accumulated points for the Bath YMCA within the 50 unfastened with a seventh-vicinity finish at 20.56, and Downeast YMCA’s Camden Holmes completed 9th at 20.59. Holmes, an Ellsworth High School senior, clocked a 46.Three within the 100 loose.
Olivia Harper of the Bath Y claimed ninth in the two hundred individual medleys together with her 2:01.9, establishing a country file.

Gabby Low from the Kennebec Valley Y captured a tenth-location finish inside the
200-yard butterfly at 2:02.2. Low, who, in line with the College Swimming internet site, will attend the University of Connecticut, additionally competed inside the two hundred man or woman medley (2:04.Nine) and completed 20th. Low’s teammate Cecilia Guadalupe scored twenty third inside the 100 breaststrokes at 1:05.6.

Call it Speedos throughout the Pacific. From Saanich Commonwealth Place to Gwangju, South Korea, it seems there can be accurate Island representation on the Canadian swimming and diving groups on the FINA international aquatics championships July 12-28. The 2019 worlds are a key signpost to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The Canadian swimming trials for the world championships are taking the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre’s vicinity.

Jeremy Bagshaw from Victoria won the guys’ four hundred-meter freestyle in three:50.96. Mackenzie Paddington from Campbell River through Victoria captured the ladies 400 freestyle in 4:08. Eighty-two and Danielle Hanus, named Friday as University of Victoria female athlete of the year, received the ladies 50-meter backstroke in 28.03 seconds.

Faith Knelson of Ladysmith through Victoria took the women’s 50-meter breaststroke in 31.02. Nicholas Bennett of Qualicum Beach gained the Paralympic guys’ multi-class 200-meter freestyle. One of the trials’ shocks becomes 15-12 months-antique Emma O’Croinin, from Edmonton, taking silver at the back of Paddington inside the ladies’ 400 freestyle in 4:09.11, turning into the youngest member of the Canadian team for the worlds.
“I am so proud of her [O’Croinin],” said Claremont Secondary graduate Paddington, who swims in the NCAA Big Ten for the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers.

“We don’t see youngsters her age pass underneath four:10. She has so much capability. It’s top-notch.” Paddington moved as a youngster from her Campbell River Killer Whales Club to train on the High-Performance Centre — Victoria. Paddington also won the girls 1,500 meters at the rigors, which makes its Olympic debut at Tokyo.

“It’s a virtually new race for me,” the Islander stated.

“I still have a lot of gaining knowledge to do in it. I think it can be a race I excel in. I can bring velocity, and I suppose with a view to paintings in this race [the 1,500].”
Paddington is also favored Sunday in the girls’ 800-meter freestyle.
The pinnacle- finishers clocking under the ‘A’ standard in every event earn spots on the Canadian group for the world.

DIVING: Celina Toth of Victoria Boardworks, crowned her semifinal organization, is going for gold Sunday inside the lady’s 10-meter at the Canada Cup FINA Grand Prix diving event Calgary. Toth, a two-time World University Games medallist, is the protecting countrywide 10-meter champion and 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games finalist.

The finals commenced Saturday with Olympians Jennifer Abel and Pamela Ware prevailing gold and bronze, respectively, for Canada within the women’s 3-meter. Canada’s Philippe Gagne and Francois Imbeau-Dulac captured gold in guys’ three-meter synchronized. Three-time Olympic medallist Meaghan Benfeito and Nathan Zsombor-Murray of Canada took silver in blended 10-meter synchronized. Benfeito later captured gold for Canada inside the women’s 10-meter synchronized with Caeli McKay.

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