Race Footage: Watch Oakville’s Wilkins, Hamill Swim 1500 FLY

Photo Courtesy: Mike Thompson

By Mike Thompson, Swimming World Canadian correspondent

THUNDER BAY, Ontario, May 26. THE Oakville Aquatic Club is known for the tough and resilient athletes that come from its program like Evan White, Marni Oldershaw and Gamal Assaad. Oakville prides itself on its 200 fly, 400 IM, 1500 free development system, but one of the rights of passage at times is to swim a 1500 all fly.

Tonight, to close out the Sun Life Grand Prix in Thunder Bay, a pair of Oakville swimmers, Connor Wilkins and Mack Hamill decided to take on that challenge.

Wilkins and Hamill, who swim for Coach Sean Baker’s Senior Red group, are national-level athletes and had already just swum the 200-meter fly less than an hour earlier.

Check out the swim in the video below:

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Author: Jason Marsteller

Jason Marsteller is the general manager of digital properties at Swimming World. He joined Swimming World in June 2006 as the managing editor after previous stints as a media relations professional at Indiana University, the University of Tennessee, Southern Utah University and the Utah Summer Games.

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