17 of Nova Scotia’s top swimmers began competition today at the 2017 Speedo Eastern Championships in Etobicoke at the Etobicoke Olympium.
Madison Archer of the Halifax Trojan Aquatic Club was Nova Scotia’s top finisher of the day; she earned herself a bronze medal tonight in the women’s 13-15 800m Freestyle with a personal best time of 9:11.56. Teammate, Nicholas Bourbonniere set a new Nova Scotia 13-14 age group Provincial Record during the preliminaries of the men’s 200m Freestyle with a lifetime best time of 2:00.02.
This long course competition serves as an excellent racing and development opportunity for Canadian Youth and Junior competitors, and is held on the same weekend as the Speedo Western Championships. There are 840 swimmers racing this weekend at the Eastern Championships. Competition continues through Sunday.
Top results from Nova Scotia swimmers:
Hannah Mountford, Halifax Trojan Aquatic Club (HTAC), 13th women’s 13-15 100m Backstroke, 1:07.81
Isabel Sarty, HTAC, 4th women’s 16 & Over 200m Freestyle, 2:05.44
Madison Archer, HTAC, 3rd women’s 13-15 800m Freestyle, 9:11.56; 15th 200m Freestyle, 2:11.13
Christian Payne, HTAC, 7th men’s 17 & Over 100m Backstroke 59.58