MONTREAL – Katerine Savard of Montreal’s CAMO club collected four medals this weekend at the Coupe Québec swimming competition.
Savard was one of several national team swimmers tuning up for the Commonwealth Games later this month and Pan Pacific Championships next month. She capped her meet on Sunday with a victory in the women’s 100-m butterfly. She clocked 58.41 seconds which was the top performance of the entire competition.
Also this week, Savard placed first in the 50-m butterfly and second in the 200-m butterfly behind Lacroix and second in the 200-m freestyle.?
Richard Funk of Edmonton, Martha McCabe of Toronto, Tristan Cote of Toronto and Chantal Van Landeghem of Winnipeg were also double winners.
On Sunday, Van Landeghem beat Canadian record holder Victoria Poon of Montreal in the 50-m freestyle clocking 25.01 seconds. Poon was second in 25.60 and Mainville third in 26.62. Van Landeghem also edged Poon in the 100-m freestyle.
Funk was aiming for a golden sweep of all three breaststroke events on Sunday but just fell short finishing second in the 200-m race in 2:16.67 just 0.10 seconds behind Cody Miller of the U.S.
McCabe, a world championship medallist in 2011, dominated the women’s 200-m breaststroke final clocking 2:27.40, more than seven seconds ahead of her closest pursuer. She also won the 100-m breaststroke.
The 18-year-old Cote dominated the men’s 400-m freestyle and 400-m individual medley for his wins.
McCabe and Funk, are also headed to both the Commonwealth Games and Pan Pacs, while Van Landeghem was selected to the Pan Pacs team.
The competition also featured Canada’s national Para-swimming team which is preparing for the Para Pan Pacific Championships this August in California.
Multiple Paralympic Games champion Benoit Huot of Montreal led the charge for Canada this weekend with six gold medals while Justine Morrier and Aurélie Rivard, both of St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., collected three gold apiece.
Full results: http://www.swimrankings.net/services/CalendarFile/10481/live/index_us.html#