Nova Scotia Swimmers Off the Blocks at the 2017 RBC Canadian Junior Swimming Championships

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Approximately 500 young swimmers from across Canada began competing at Toronto’s Pan Am Sports Centre today at the RBC Canadian Junior Swimming Championships.  This meet is designed to give swimmers ages 13 through 18 the opportunity to race against the best athletes in their age group in Canada.

Halifax Trojan, Hanna Mountford was Nova Scotia’s top swimmer of the day.  Hanna finished seventh in the 13-14 women’s 200m Backstroke with a 2:21.62, just shy of her personal best time. On the men’s side, Halifax Wavecutter, Hayden Bartoch, set a new 13-14 men’s Nova Scotia Provincial Record in the 1500m Freestyle with a personal best time of 17:14.87.

Five teams from across Nova Scotia are represented by 12 swimmers, who have all been named to Swim Nova Scotia’s 2017 Canada Games Swim Team.

Pool action continues daily through Sunday, with competition starting at 9:00am local time for preliminaries and 5:30pm local time for finals.  The open water events start at 9am July 31st; race distances include 2.5km and 5km.

Results from Day One:

Swimmer/Club

Event

Place/Time

Isabelle Dearnaley, Halifax Trojan Aquatic Club (HTAC) Women’s 13-14

100m Butterfly

28th/1:08.38
Nicholas Bourbonniere, HTAC Men’s 14-16

100m Butterfly

38th/1:00.32
Hanna Mountford, HTAC Women’s 13-14

200m Backstroke

7th/2:21.62
Hayden Bartoch, Halifax Wavecutters Aquatic Club (HWAC) Men’s 14-16

1500m Freestyle

30th/17:14.87
Lucas Seto, Dartmouth Crusaders Swim Club (DCSC) Men’s 14-16

100m Butterfly

29th/59.85
Benjamin Mingo, Truro Centurions Swim Club (TCSC) Men’s 14-16

200m Backstroke

41st/2:17.97

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