Emily Overholt smashes PB to take 2nd gold at national trials

In shattering her personal best time by 2.78 seconds, Emily Overholt won gold in the Women’s 400 Freestyle at the 2015 Canadian Swimming Trials on Friday evening. The West Vancouver Otter led out of the gate in this stacked field and never faltered to finish with a time of 4:10.07, ahead of Tabitha Baumann and Brittany […]

Personal best propels Sydney Pickrem on to Team Canada

Sydney Pickrem qualified for both the 2015 Pan Am Games and the World Championships on Thursday night at the 2015 Team Canada Swim Trials.

The gold medalist finished the 400 metre individual medley with a winning time of 4:39.26, six seconds off her morning preliminary time and five seconds off her personal best time.

“I’m very excited,” Pickrem said. “I haven’t been under 4:40 before, a five-second personal best is good enough for me.”

Emily Overholt wins 200 free, qualifies for Pan Am Games

It took under two minutes for Emily Overholt to seal her spot on the Pan American team after a head-to-head fight with two other competitors Wednesday evening at the Canadian Swim Trials. The West Vancouver Otters Swim Club member won the 200 metre freestyle at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre, beating Katerine Savard and […]

Overholt credits coaches for swim success

Commitment, drive, and coaching are some of the reasons why a young Canadian swimmer has continued success in the pool. Emily Overholt, from Vancouver, BC., is already having an impressive career where the 17-year-old has racked up numerous medals including a sliver medal at last year’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.