Vancouver Island – Central Coast swimmer Cailyn Collis add to medal haul

Vancouver Island – Central Coast swimmer Cailyn Collis add to medal haul

By Chelsea Barr, BC Games News Service

Author: BC Summer Games/Sunday, July 20, 2014/Categories: 2014 BC Summer Games, Swimming

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Cailyn Collis from Campbell River teamed up with three girls all out of the Victoria area to win silver in the 200 meter freestyle relay. Anya Pasemko was first to respond when asked how it felt to take home the silver today “we had a good race but are a bit disappointed we didn’t win gold, it was such a close race”. Team mate Sophie Peters added that she is “sad the games have to end”, Kyla Ross said “it was a great experience meeting everyone from different teams”. Although three of the girls on the relay team come from the Victoria area, they all compete on different teams throughout the year, coming together for the games sounded like it was one of the best part of the games experience.

Cailyn was busy smiling for a picture on the podium with her fifth medal, a gold in the 1500m freestyle so didn’t comment about the relay race, however talking about the 1500m she said she “prefers long distance races” and near the end of the race thought she had another 500 to go, but the bell rang to tell her she only had one lap left! She said “I didn’t even get to sprint the last few laps, but I still won the gold”. She commented saying “the entire experience was really fun, I’m really proud of myself” then headed over to give her grandparents a great big hug.

Cailyn won two gold (1500m Freestyle & 100m Breaststroke), two silver (200m Freestyle & 200m Freestyle Relay) and one bronze in the 400m Freestyle.


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