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December 15, 2013, EDMONTON (ISN) – Camille Bérubé of Gatineau, Que., broke her second Canadian record on Sunday posting the best time in the women’s 400-m individual medley to conclude the 2013 Speedo Can-Am Para swimming championships.

Bérubé clocked six minutes and 46.95 seconds in the S8 disability class to eclipse her previous mark of 7:10.40 set at the Can-Am Championships last year in Winnipeg. She also lowered the 200-backstroke mark earlier this week.

”It was a super good weekend,” she said. ”I’m certainly well ahead of last year’s pace. I’ve worked hard on my finish and I’ve seen a lot of improvement in my butterfly. I changed my technique in that stroke and it’s made a big difference.”

Meanwhile Katarina Roxon of Stephenville, N.L., smashed her personal best in the S9 100-m butterfly by five seconds despite battling back pains.

”I’ve been close to my best times all weekend and it was nice to beat one today,” said Roxon, 20, a two-time Paralympian. ”I’ve been having back problems for the last few weeks and today when I woke up it was hurting. But still, to pull through that with these times is very satisfying.”

Here are the Canadian records set this weekend:

On Friday: Camille Bérubé of Gatineau, Que., in the S8 200-m backstroke, Gordie Michie of St. Thomas, Ont., in the S14 50-m butterfly, Zach Zona of Hamilton in the S8 1500-m freestyle and Dalton Boon of Tsawwassen, B.C. in the S14 100-m freestyle.

On Saturday: Danial Murphy of Halifax in the S5 50-m freestyle and 200-m IM, Jean-Michel Lavallière of Quebec City in the S7 200-m butterfly, Dalton Boon of Tsawwassen, B.C. in the S14 50-m freestyle, Victoria Grzincic of Toronto in the S2 50-m freestyle and Maxime Rousselle of St-Alexandre, Que., in the S14 200- IM.

On Sunday: Camille Bérubé, Gatineau, Que., in the S8 400-m IM, Adam Rahier of Port Moody, B.C. in the S14 400-m IM and Gordie Michie in the S14 50-m backstroke.

Mitchell Kilduff of Australia and Jessica Long of the U.S. had the swims of the meet.

Full results are available at: https://swimming.ca/liveresults/2013canamedmonton/ 

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