Olympic & Paralympic Trials - DAY 3 Recap

May 19, 2024
GOLD, GOLD and more GOLD!
2 more gold medals makes 3 total after Day 3 - Keyano is hot at these Canadian Olympic & Paralympic Trials. Emma Finlin & Reid Maxwell stole the national spotlight during their Finals and all of Keyano's swimmers were fearsome competitors in their races. Don't mess with the Bears!!
Special note: We had a watch-party during Wednesday night development practice tonight for both Reid and Emma's Finals, resulting in some of the same deafening cheers that we've been hearing at Oilers games... you kids were so loud! It was amazing to watch our youngest swimmers jumping and cheering in real time as our highest performance swimmers were competing to make the Canadian National team. Great cheering and tons of fun, everyone!! 

Keyano after Day 3: 
Top 10*
Top 20*
  * Para, Senior and / or Junior events
  ** Totals are for the pool-event Trials only; Emma Finlin already won the 10km Open Water spot for the 2024 Olympic Games in February! :)

On to the day's Keyano recap:
Men's 400 Free Para
Reid Maxwell raced one of his best events tonight and ran away with the event. In the preliminaries he set up a commanding lead and in the Finals took  Gold in a Canadian Record  time of 4:28.20
Men's 200 Free
Zackary Bowie was one of Canada's top up and coming juniors in this event with a best time in the preliminaries. He finished with a time of 1:55.84 for the 17th-placed Junior. 
Men's 200 Breast
Cohen Chan was up to Zack's challenge in putting up a top junior performance as he matched his teammates placing. Cohen finished in a near-best ever time of 2:25.41 for the 17th-placed Junior.
Women's 1500 Free
In the preliminary session Keyano had it's first 2 athletes for this event. Shayne Bowie was strong in her time of 18:00.25 and 37th place, while Josephine O'Kelly was close behind in a personal best time of 18:02.85 for the 22nd-placed Junior.
In the finals session, Emma Finlin took the lead on the first 100m and never looked back. Emma finished in a time of 16:28.15 for the  Gold Medal 
... Day 4 Sneak Peak
Keyano has 2 girls ranked near the top 10 in the 400 IM tomorrow: Olivia Brendzan for the Senior Final and El Phillips for the Junior Final - catch them on CBC Gem
Go Bears!!