Celebrating British Columbia Day at home and Terry Fox Day in Manitoba, Team BC had a strong start to the second week of competition at the Canada Summer Games.
The swim team brought home the first medals of the week with strong performances in the distance events.
GOLD: Swimming 800m – Raben Dommann (North Vancouver)
GOLD: Swimming 4x200m Free Relay Women - Nicoletta Panos (Vancouver), Amanda McCallum (Richmond), Alexandra Turvey (Vancouver), Jessica Lou (Victoria)
GOLD: Swimming 4x200m Free Relay Men - Raben Dommann (North Vancouver), Joshua Kim (Langley), Ethan Chan (Richmond), Tyler Wall (Penticton)
BRONZE: Swimming 400m Free Para – Arianna Hunsicker (Surrey)
Dommann, Raben (North Vancouver) - Gold medal in men's 800m freestyle swimming
On winning the first gold medal for BC's swim team at the Canada Games
"It was a solid race. I went out hard. That's what I planned to do. I would have liked to be a little faster. But getting medals for BC that's what really counts here. I am happy. My goal was to be on the top of the podium, I wanted to win 800 freestyle. I don't race it very often."
On the water, the Canoe Kayak athletes qualified five boats for A finals and had good performances despite battle strong headwinds on the Red River.
Team BC began the tennis competition with a victory over Team Manitoba in the Mixed Team Event.
Soccer – Team BC 1 Team Sask 1
Softball – Team BC 13 Team Nova Scotia 1
Softball – Team BC 9 Team Quebec 1
Volleyball – Women Team BC 3 Team PEI 0 (25-12, 25-11, 25-15)
Volleyball - Women Team Sask 3 Team BC 1 (25-20, 23-25, 25-21, 25-17)
Volleyball – Men Team BC 3 Team Yukon 0 (25-10, 25-15, 25-10)