Third world record for Summer Mortimer at Can\Am swimming championships

December 13, 2010

ETOBICOKE, Ont. (December, 12, 2010) – Summer Mortimer of Ancaster, Ont.,
continued to sizzle at the nine-country Can\Am para swimming championships on
Saturday lowering her third world record of the meet with a victory in the
women's 50 freestyle in the S10 classification.
Mortimer, a 17-year-old grade
12 high school student, won the race in 28.30 seconds lowering her previous
world mark of 28.35 set this past summer at the world championships in the
Netherlands. At those worlds, Mortimer won four gold, all in world record

"I'm very relaxed for the races and that's helping me a lot to
produce my very best performances," said Mortimer, who beat her world marks in
the 100 freestyle and 200 backstroke on Friday and also won her 200 IM Saturday.
"I really wanted to see how fast I can go, and now I just want to keep beating
my world records."

Donovan Tildesley of Vancouver, a visually impaired
swimmer also collected wins in the 50 freestyle and 200 IM in the men's S11

"I was pretty concerned after my performances in the
preliminaries," said Tildesley. "But I knew I felt great and for the finals I
just tried to get into the moment. It wasn't my best times but I was happy with
how I bounced back."

Competition ends Sunday at the Etobicoke Olympium.
Preliminaries are at 9:30 a.m. and finals at 4:30 p.m. local time. Full results
are available on-line


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