The World’s best Paralympic Swimmers were in Miami this weekend for the USA Paralympics Spring Swimming National Championships/Spring CanAm. The event took place at the Ransom Everglades School Aquatics Center in Miami Florida from March 27th – 29th.
According to US Paralympics, more than 200 athletes, including 2013 world champions Courtney Jordan, Jessica Long, Roy Perkins, Rebecca Meyers and Ian Silverman of the United States, as well as athletes from Cameroon, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Mexico and Russia competed in the event, which was the U.S. team qualifier for the Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships.
Four of the the Georgia Blazers met the qualifying times and competed in this prestigious event.
Trey Davis, Dalton, GA
McClain Hermes, Dacula GA
Maya Kayn, Marietta GA
MeiMei White, Macon GA
Each of the Blazers had set individual goals for the meet, predominately to compete hard against their fellow competitors and to reduce their times in each event. The Blazers range in age from 10 years old to 16 years old and in this field of top level competitors they are still very young. This however did not impact their results. Each of the Blaze Swimmers knocked considerable seconds from the majority of their times and meddled in at least one event.
Their results are as follows:
100m Free 5th Place 1.04.97 (-3.82)
50m Fly 3rd Place 32.67 (-0.87)
50m Free 5th Place 29.62 (-3.92)
100m Back 5th Place 1.19.34 (-3.60)
50m Back 3rd Place 35.66 (-0.86)
100m Free 1st Place 1.20.42 (-3.37)
100m Breast 1st Place 1.51.10 (-0.36)
50m Free 1st place 37.11 (-0.66)
200m IM 1st Place 3.30.36
100m Back 1st Place 1.41.38 (-3.07)
200m Breast 1st Place 3.56.51
50m Back 1st Place 44.98 (-7.25)
50m Fly 7th Place 1.16.34
100m Breast 2.42.44 (-1.17)
200m IM 5.04.62 (-15.91)
100m Back 7th Place 2.16.06 (-4.66)
50m Breast 6th Place 1.15.43 (-0.39)
50m Back 3rd Place 1.02.00 (-5.51)
50m Fly 5th Place 49.20 (-1.30)
50m Breast 1st Place 53.79 (-3.52)
400m Free 8th Place 6.39.56 (-23.10)
50m Back 5th Place 48.52
See Full Copy of the 2014 CANAM Results
Congratulations to all the BlazeSports Swimmers for an outstanding swim meet. As always huge thanks to Coach Fred for his ongoing expertise and dedication to the development of these young athletes.