Roxon wins 5 gold, 1 silver at Can-Am International Swimming Championships

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Published on December 9, 2014

Paralympic swimmer Katarina Roxon won five gold medals and one silver at the Can-Am International Swimming Championships in Edmonton this past weekend.

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Paralympic swimmer Roxon enjoyed another fine weekend in the water, collecting five gold medals, one silver and a fourth place while setting four personal best times and two more national records at the Can-Am International Swimming Championships in Edmonton.

On the first day, Roxon claimed gold in the 200-metre breaststroke, clocking a time of three-minutes and 1.70 seconds to demolish the previous mark of 3:06.88 which she set at last summer’s East Coast Championship. The Kippens native then went on to swim a gold-medal time of 1:17.34 in the 100m butterfly. She was also fourth in the 50m backstroke.

On Day 2 of competition, Roxon won gold in the 200m individual medley and the 100m breast, and silver in the 50m, finishing just .15 seconds behind first.

Day 3 saw Roxon break her own national record of 39.77 by swimming a 39.72 in the 50m breaststroke, claiming her fifth gold medal of the meet.

Roxon will fly to San Francisco for a month-long training camp with her father and coach Leonard Roxon as she prepares for the World Championships and Pan-American Games.

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