Record-breaker Victoria Vikes Record-breaker and Canadian Olympic team swimmer inducted

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    Pamela Rai made history many times over during her two seasons with the Victoria Vikes swimming team between 1984 and ’86.

    The record-breaking swimmer was inducted Thursday in the Canada West Hall of Fame, becoming the second swimming inductee after fellow Olympian Erica Morningstar was honoured earlier this week.

    Victoria Vikes and Canadian Olympic team swimmer inducted

    After winning gold in both the 400-metre freestyle and 100 metre butterfly at the 1985 national championships, the native of New Westminster, B.C., shattered Canada West and CIAU records in 1986.

    At the 1986 national championships she won the 100-metre freestyle and 400 metre freestyle events in record times, and also claimed gold in the 100 metre butterfly.

    Competing internationally as a member of Canada’s 4×100 relay team, Rai earned bronze at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, before adding gold at the 1986 Commonwealth Games with a Canadian and Commonwealth Games record time.

    To read Rai’s complete bio, click here.