Third for Horner and Masse-Savard at Flowers One Mile Sea Swim
CAYMAN ISLANDS – Canadians were cluttered among the top finishers of the 1030 swimmers competing in the Flowers One Mile Sea Swim.
Three-time Olympian Stephanie Horner and Nicolas Masse-Savard of Montreal were Canada’s top finishers, while all eleven Team Canada swimmers finished in the top ten of their events.
In the men’s event, Raben Dommann finished fourth, while Alexander Katelnikoff and Édouard Bélanger were top ten finishers. On the women’s side, Breanne Siwicki, Marit Anderson, Marianne Rheaume, Chantal Jeffrey, Sabryna Lavoie, and Lauren Teghtsoonian all finished in the top ten.
“I love to race. It was great getting out there against so many people. The ending was a little chaotic but I made the most of it” said Horner.
“It was fun, it’s one of the biggest races in the world. It was scary at first, swimming with so many people, but the Canadians swam together and I’m really pleased with third” said Masse-Savard.
The mass-participation event saw several of the world’s top swimmers mixed in with the 1030 participants.
“Today’s race was a fun swim for a lot of people, it raises a lot of money for charity, and it has an added element of invited elite swimmers from around the world. We’re pleased with the results, and it is particularly exciting seeing some of our juniors not far off and in some cases beating some of the best guys in the world” said Mark Perry, Swimming Canada’s Distance/Open Water Coach.
The 2017 UANA Pan American Open Water Swimming Championships is taking place from June 9 to 12 in the Cayman Islands. Eleven Canadians will be racing over the four days of competition. Click here for full results