MONTREAL, February 19. ANNE Polinario of Montreal broke a world record in the women’s 100 freestyle for swimmers with a disability on Saturday at the 2006 Speedo Eastern Canadian Swimming Championships at the Claude-Robillard Centre. Polinario, the Paralympic champion in the event, smashed the world standard in the S10 disability category by clocking 1:02.72. The previous mark was 1:04.33 set by Katarzyna Pawlik of Poland last year.
In other competition, winners in men’s open competition were Jonathan Blouin of Quebec City in the 200 butterfly (1:59.64); Matthew Huang of Vancouver in the 200 breaststroke (2:13.05) and Yannick Lupien of Ste-Foy in the 100 freestyle (51.74). Winners in the women’s open competition were: Audrey Lacroix of Montreal in the 200 butterfly (2:10.35); Jessica Ward of Pickering, Ont., in the 200 breaststroke (2:30.31); Sophie Simard of Quebec City in the 100 freestyle (56.50) and Jessika Craig of Kingston, Ont., in the 200 backstroke (2:13.35). Simard and Blouin both set Quebec provincial records in their respective victories.