May 17 2014 ISN- CHARLOTTE – Swimming Canada’s Male Junior Relay Initiative earned silver and bronze
medals in the men’s 4×200-m freestyle relay at the fifth stop on the U.S. Grand Prix
SwimMAc from North Carolina won the gold medal clocking seven minutes and 35.77
seconds defeating Canadian foursomes that finished in 7:36.43 and 7:49.64.
The first group was comprised of Gael Chaubet of Longueuil, Que., Yuri Kisil of
Calgary, Javier Acevedo of Ajax, Ont., and Oliver Straszynski of Toronto. The
second group members were Mitchel Ferraro of Uxbridge, Ont., Matthew Ackman of
Uxbridge, Ont., Gavin Dyke of St. John’s, N.L., and Mirando Jarry of Montreal.
The Male Junior Relay Initiative was also second and third in Friday’s 4X100-m
A Junior Male Relay Take-Off camp was held last month as part of a strategy to
develop the next generation of Canadian men’s freestyle relay teams. The NFL Combine
style camp focused on developing 4×100-m and 4×200-m freestyle relays and the
swimmers executed anaerobic and endurance test sets as well as work on relay
takeovers, strength and conditioning.
In individual finals, Katerine Savard of Pont-Rouge, Que., was fifth in the 50-m
butterfly and Kennedy Goss of Toronto sixth in the women’s 100-m backstroke.
Competition ends Sunday.