Carl Waterer • 66 • Saskatoon • Swimming
Nominated by Swim Saskatchewan Inc.
- Carl broke three National Records and six Provincial Records in the men's 65-69 age category during 2016. He broke two National Short Course (SC) Records in the 100 and 200 meter freestyle events, and one Long Course (LC) National Record in the 200 Freestyle.
- He broke the Canadian LC 200 Free record at the 2016 USA Masters Swimming Summer National Championship in Oregon. He also set 3 LC Provincial Records in Men's aged 65-69 freestyle category (50m, 100m, 200 Free), while winning the gold in 200m free and silver in the 100m free and 5th in 50m free. There were 66 swimmers in this age category from the U.S. and Canada.
- Won gold in the Men's 65-69 freestyle 50m, 100m and 200m events at the Masters Swimming Association of British Columbia Provincial Swimming Championships in Richmond, BC. His 200m freestyle time of 2:16.68 broke the National SC Record and was 1.3 seconds off the world record! He also broke a SC Provincial Record in the 50m free.
- At the Regina Masters Swim Club Invitational, was victorious in three Men's 65-69 Open Freestyle events (50m, 100m, 200m), and lowered the National record in the 100m by 0.6 seconds to 1:01.73.
Read Carl's feature story here
The other finalists in this category were: