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2022 Canadian Bell Trials Highlights

Commonwealth was a busy and exciting place this weekend with 2022 Bell Canadian Trials taking place, hosted by Swimming Canada & co-hosted by Island Swimming and yours truly. For the first time in almost three years, we had over 500 athletes filling Commonwealth Pool from 131 clubs all across Canada. Uvic - Pacific Coast Swimming had 19 swimmers competiting in various events over the course of the six day comeptition. 

To start off the competition, we had Jacob Rambo & Zachary Dumas in the men's 200m Individual Medley, placing 8th (Rambo) and 11th (Dumas). Jacob also had 100m backstroke that evening, placing 12th overall. 

Wednesday Rambo placed in another final, coming 6th in 50m backstroke. Padrick McKervill placed top in the B-final and 9th overall in the men's 100m butterfly. Former UVPCS swimmer Keir Ogilvie (current UBC Thunderbird) placed 3rd to snag a bronze medal in 100m butterfly. 

Our Day Three highlight was Padric McKervill in the men's 50m butterfly, dropping 2 tenths of a second and placing 3rd to bring a bronze home for our team. Later in the evening, Elijah Agostinelli Stull placed 5th in the open category B-final for the men's 200m freestyle. 

Friday Fly-Day had our 200m butterfly swimmers working hard with a 10th place finish for Padrick and a 16th place finish for Ethan Jensen. 

On Saturday, Rambo, Phillips, and Savage started us off with the Men's 200m backstroke placing 11th, 15th & 16th. Additionally that night Zach Dumas placed 4th in the B-Final of 400m Individual Medley and 12th overall. 

Our 6th and final session of 2022 Trials we had Sophie Tarrant place 1st in the women's 200m breastroke B-Final (9th overall) and Z. Dumas plcing 14th overall on the men's side. A big Congratulations to Eric Hedlin for coming 3rd in 1500m freestyle on Sunday, too!