Thunderbirds win 10 races and lead the way at the Canada West Swimming Championships


Lethbridge, AB – The UBC Thunderbirds swim team won 10 of 14 races, swept the podium in three races, set four Canada West records, and both the men and women took a commanding lead through day two of the Canada West Swimming Championships in Lethbridge, AB.

The men sit in first place with 591 points, while Calgary is the closest competition with 432 points. On the women’s side, UBC leads with 665 points, 256 points more than second place Calgary.

Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson led the way for the women winning two individual golds and one relay gold. She won the 400m individual medley in 4:40.37, beating out teammate Tera Van Beilen by less than two seconds. In the 200m backstroke, she out-touched Stefanie Schmidt at the wall to win in a time of 2:11.47. Savannah King finished third in the event. Seltenreich-Hodgson then teamed up with Rebecca Terejko, Molly Wedge, and Fionnuala Pierse to win the 4x100m freestyle relay.

Rookie Jacomie Strydom won her second individual gold medal of the meet in a Canada West record time, touching the wall in 59.63 in the 100m butterfly.

King added to her impressive CIS resume with another victory in the women’s 200m freestyle. She won in a time of 1:59.36. UBC actually took the top four spots. Pierse was second, Maia Brundage finished third and Wedge settle for fourth.

In the only races the UBC women didn’t win, Terejko won silver in the 50m freestyle and Erin Stamp and Van Beilen finished second and third respectively in the 100m breaststroke.

The men started the night off in a style with a sweep of the 50m freestyle. Alex Loginov won in a Canada West record time of 22.22. Luke Peddie just beat out Yuri Kisil to finish second. 

UBC also swept the 200m freestyle. Keegan Zanatta fought back to beat Coleman Allen, winning in a time of 1:47.70. Stefan Milosevic finished in third place.

Allen would not be touched in the 100m butterfly setting a new Canada West record in 51.87, beating silver medalist and teammate Justin Chan by over two seconds.

Sergey Holson continued his domination of the breaststroke events winning the 100m event easily in a time of 1:00.18.

Like the women, the men didn’t manage to finish on top of the podium in two events. Kisil was second in the 200m backstroke and Luke Reilly and Jonathan Brown finished second and third in the 400m individual medley.

Allen, Kisil, Milosevic, and Peddie teamed up to finish off the night in style, setting a new Canada West record in the 4x100m freestyle relay, clocking a time of 3:18.75.

The Canada West Swimming Championships will wrap up tomorrow with heats in the morning and the finals set for 2:00 pm PST which can be seen live on

Standings After Day 2


1. UBC 665

2. Calgary 409

3. Alberta 323


1. UBC 591

2. Calgary 432

3. Alberta 398

Women’s 50m freestyle

2. Rebecca Terejko 25.70

Men’s 50m freestyle

1. Alex Loginov 22.22 Canada West Record

2. Luke Peddie 22.39

3. Yuri Kisil 22.40

Women’s 400m individual medley

1. Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson 4:40.37

2. Tera Van Beilen 4:42.77

Men’s 400m individual medley

2. Luke Reilly 4:21.10

3. Jonathan Brown 4:22.27

Women’s 100m butterfly

1. Jacomie Strydom 59.63 Canada West Record

Men’s 100m butterfly

1. Coleman Allen 51.87 Canada West Record

2. Justin Chan 54.35

Women’s 200m backstroke

1. Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson 2:11.47

3. Savannah King 2:16.31

Men’s 200m backstroke

2. Yuri Kisil 1:58.27

Women’s 100m breaststroke

2. Erin Stamp 1:07.51

3. Tera Van Beilen 1:07.52

Men’s 100m breaststroke

1. Sergey Holson 1:00.18 

Women’s 200m freestyle

1. Savannah King 1:59.36

2. Fionnuala Pierse 2:00.97

3. Maia Brundage 2:01.30

Men’s 200m freestyle

1. Keegan Zanatta 1:47.70

2. Coleman Allen  1:47.79

3. `Stefan Milosevic 1:48.06

Women’s 4x100m freestyle relay

1. UBC 3:44.43 (Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson, Rebecca Terejko, Molly Wedge, Fionnuala Pierse)

Men’s 4x100m freestyle relay

1. UBC 3:18.75 Canada West Record (Yuri Kisil, Luke Peddie, Stefan Milosevic, Coleman Allen)