South Surrey swimmers win CIS medals
Pacific Sea Wolves Swim Club alums competing at CIS swim championships returned home with medals last month.
At the three-day meet, held Feb. 21-23 in Calgary, South Surrey swimmer Katie Caldwell, swimming for Ontario’s McGill University, won a silver medal in the women’s 200-m individual medley, placing three seconds back of the University of Calgary’s Erica Morningstar.
Caldwell added a bronze medal to her collection in the women’s 400-m individual medley, clocking a time of four minutes, 44.83 seconds – seven seconds back of gold medallist Tianna Rissling from the University of Calgary.
Emma Mittermaier, also a PSW alum now competing for McMaster University, won a bronze medal as part of her school’s women’s 4x100 freestyle relay team. Mittermaier’s foursome clocked a time of 3:45.45, just five seconds shy of the first-place team from Calgary, and three ticks back of second-place UBC.
Also making his way onto the podium was former PSW swimmer – and Olympic medallist – Richard Weinberger, who now swims for the University of Victoria.
Weinberger, who won bronze in the men’s open-water marathon swim at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, finished third in the men’s 1,500-m freestyle with a time of 15:26.80. He placed behind a pair of his Victoria teammates Eric Hedlin and Will Brothers, who were first and second, respectively.
A fourth former Sea Wolves swimmer, Lynnea Mulligan, was also in Calgary representing McMaster, but she did not advance from the heats into the finals in the women’s 50-, 100- or 200-m butterfly events.