Jake Tapp shows versatility at Summer Nationals

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With Photos by Joel Belizario – ISN

EDMONTON – Jake Tapp of Langley, B.C., showed his versatility this week at the Summer Nationals swimming competition capped by a golden performance on Sunday in the men’s 200-metre individual medley.

Tapp won the race in 2:03.01 edging Bogdan Knezevic of Etobicoke, Ont., in second at 2:03.67 and Hassaan Abdel-Khalik of Etobicoke third at 2:04.79. Tapp also won the 100 butterfly on Saturday and bettered the Swanston brothers from Newmarket, Ont., in the 100 backstroke on Thursday.
 

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A male swimmer competes in the Men’s Butterfly event at the 2012 Swimming Canada Summer Nationals held at Kinsmen Pool in Edmonton, Alberta on July 22nd, 2012 (Photo by Joel Belizario – ISN)

Edmonton based swimmers won the other three men’s finals: Luke Peddie in the 50 freestyle, Richard Funk in the 200 breaststroke and Kier Maitland in the 1,500 freestyle. Funk was also a triple champion this weekend winning all three breaststroke races.
 

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A female athlete competes in the butterfly event during the 2012 Swimming Canada Summer Nationals held at Kinsmen Pool in Edmonton, Alberta on July 22nd, 2012 (Photo by Joel Belizario – ISN).

On the women’s side, winners were Sherry Liu of New Westminster, B.C., in the 800 freestyle, Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson of Ottawa in the 200 IM, Chantal VanLandeghem of Winnipeg in the 50 freestyle and Ashley McGregor of Pointe-Claire, Que., in the 200 breaststroke.
 

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A female athlete competes in the freestyle event during the 2012 Swimming Canada Summer Nationals held at Kinsmen Pool in Edmonton, Alberta on July 22nd, 2012 (Photo by Joel Belizario – ISN).

It was a second win for Seltenreich-Hodgson, VanLandeghem and McGregor.

The Canadian Age Group Championships are next on the national swimming scheduled from July 25-30 in Calgary.
 

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A male athlete competes in the breaststroke event during the 2012 Swimming Canada Summer Nationals held at Kinsmen Pool in Edmonton, Alberta on July 22nd, 2012 (Photo by Joel Belizario – ISN)

 

Full results at: http://results.teamunify.com/cseksc/summernationals2012/

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