Champions were crowned in three Divisions as the 2019 Open Water Swimming Championships took place in very difficult conditions.
Erik Soria and Eileen Mullowney were crowned the Male and Female 5K Champions, while Jack Harvey and Taylor White are the Male and Female 1500m Champions and Jorgia White and Jacob Wright claimed the titles in the 400m Swim Distance.
In the 5K Distance Soria clocked a winning time of 1:18:42, Brian Desmond was second in 1:25:39 and Mullowney crossed the line third in a time of 1:32:16. Abi Bernadino was the second female finisher and 4th overall clocking 1:33:06, while the third male finisher was Paul Degiulio clocking 1:33:08 and Karen Smith rounded out the podium for the women at the distance when she was clocked at 1:43:09.
Harvey claimed the title at the 1500M distance when he clocked a time of 22:32, White was second with a time of 23:28, Tayla Horan was the second female finisher and third overall with a time of 24:32, while the fourth swimmer to cross the lien was the third female finisher Myeisha Sharrieff who recorded a time of 24:40. Justin Edmunds was the second male swimmer at the distance and 6th overall with a time of 24:45 and finishing 12th overall was the third male swimmer clocking 28:01.
White was the first swimmer to cross the line clocking the 400m distance time of 9:49, Wright was second clocking 9:52 and the second female swimmer and third overall was Somers Estwanik who had a time of 9:54.
1:18:42 Soria, Erik 1:25:39 Desmond, Brian 1:32:16 Mullowney, Eileen 1:33:06 Bernadino, Abi 1:33:08 Degiulio, Paul 1:34:14 Joblin, Stuart 1:35:57 Yiptong, Augustin 1:43:09 Smith, Karen 1:51:19 Norman, David 1:58:54 Johansmeyer, Tom 2:09:59 Roberts, Clifford 2:17:47 Hawley, Julia
22:32 Harvey, Jack 23:28 White, Taylor 24:32 Horan, Tayla 24:40 Sharrieff, Myeisha 24:42 Duerden, Josephine 24:45 Edmunds, Justin 26:00 Desmond, Daria 27:10 Brewer, Jill 27:27 Scherer, Alyson 27:53 Howes, Marleigh 27:58 Wright, Caroline 28:01 Fosker, Chris 28:03 Starzomski, Cora Lee 28:23 Moseley, Finn 29:03 Levy, Jon 31:30 Macfarlane, Callum 31:39 Scherer, Lindsay 33:26 Davis, Nico 34:01 Pullen, Claudine 34:09 Heinz, Jiri 34:39 Hopkin, Adam 35:00 Wightman, Fenella 35:01 Wilson, Jennifer 35:02 Conyers, Jeffrey 35:04 Yeomans, Gareth 35:05 Yeung, Giselle 35:06 Mawby, Abbey 35:27 Lightbourne, Jennifer 35:28 Green, Will 35:49 Hopkin, Emily 36:15 Candillon, Agathe 36:16 Wickramage, Isaac 38:46 Scherer, Chuck 38:58 Lindo, Wesley 39:06 Lewis, Shelley 39:20 O'Reilly, Steve 39:32 Fowle, Graham 40:52 Alexander, Patricia 40:55 Benevides, Pharaoh 41:27 Dacosta, Christine 42:40 Shimbara, Teru 43:32 Gundle, Kevin 43:35 Gundle, Deborah 44:14 Huszics, Katalin 44:41 Ward, Rachael 45:51 Hammond, Alex 46:51 Louw, Johanita 51:41 Raubenheimer, Erika 52:50 Szabo, Zoltan
In a recent poll online SwimSwam readers answered which Girls World Junior champ is most likely to win some sort of Medal at the 2020 Olympics, with Jade Hannah collecting 4.6% of the votes.
Hannah was the World Junior Champion in the 100 and 200 Backstrokes.
She only ranks 18th and 19th, respectively, in the World in those events, so Individual Medals are a longshot. She’s third among Canadians in the 100 Backstroke and could be a Preliminary Relay Swimmer there.
But the two ahead of her Kylie Masse and Taylor Ruck will be extremely hard to catch, and Canada is far from a guarantee to Medal in the Medley, despite winning Bronze at Worlds this past summer.
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Hannah Junior Championship Swimmer of the Meet Runner Up
Bermuda’s Jade Hannah just missed out on being named the 2019 FINA World Junior Swimming Championships Female Swimmer of the Meet as that honor went to Australia’s Lani Pallister.
Pallister won Individual Gold Medals in the three longest Freestyle events of the meet, the 400 Freestyle (4:05.42), the 800 Freestyle (8:22.49), and the 1500 Freestyle (15:58.85) and she also won a Silver Medal in the 200 Freestyle (1:58.09). Those finishes went along with a Silver in the Women’s 400 Freestyle Relay and 800 Freestyle Relay as a Finals swimmer.
Hannah won Gold in the Women’s 100 (59.63) and 200m (2:09.28) Backstrokes, she also won a Silver Medal in the 50m Backstroke (27.91), and Hannah led off the Canadian Mixed 4 x 100 m Medley Relay team that claimed the Bronze medal with a time of 3:48.20.
Hannah’s time in the Women’s 100m Backstroke earned her a place on the Top 10 Event Performances by FINA Points, she earned 920 points.
Saturday, August 24, 2019
Hannah Wins Silver in World Junior Championships
Bermuda's Jade Hannah bid for a sweep of the Women’s Backstrokes after winning the 100 and 200 Titles during the 7th FINA World Junior Swimming Championships in Budapest Hungary came up short by three tenths of a second.
Competing in the Women’s 50m Backstroke, Hannah was out touched at the wall by Australia’s Bronte Job.
Although not reaching the championship record, Aussie Job stayed ahead of Hannah who was representing Canada and Russian Daria Vaskina to secure a World Junior Title.
Hannah and Vaskina tied for second place with a 27.91.
Job still remains the second fastest 16-year-old Aussie event performer with her 27.83 Semi-Final time. Hannah, after winning the 100/200 Back, remains the second-fastest Canadian all-time and as the fastest Canadian time this season.
Hannah during the Junior Championships has captured 2 Gold, a Silver and a Bronze Medal.
Friday, August 23, 2019
Hannah Insearch of Third Gold Medal
Bermuda's Jade Hannah is looking at a potential sweep of the Women’s Backstrokes after winning the 100 and 200 Titles during the 7th FINA World Junior Swimming Championships in Budapest Hungary.
Hannah representing Canada competed in the Women’s 50m Backstroke Preliminaries, Hannah clocked the fastest Qualifying time of 28.02 alongside Job Bronte from Australia to advance to the Semi-Finals.
In the Semi-Finals Hannah did enough to advance to the Final when she finished with the second fastest time of 28.20, while Bronte clocked 27.83.