Jamaican national team members Dominic Walter and Cameron Chow recorded season bests in all their swims for McMaster University at the 2015 OUA (Ontario University Athletics) Fairweather Divisional championships .The meet was held in a (25 metre) short course metre pool from November 28 to 29.
Walter was the top point scorer for the Marauders earning 48 points while recording all season bests. His best individual performance came in the 400 metre freestyle where he finished 3rd in 4:00.67. In relay action he turned in the best leg of 23.28 for the Marauders in the 200 metre freestyle relay. The “A” team finished 3rd in 1:34.16. In the longest relay of the meet the 400 metre freestyle relay Walter clocked 52.10 on the second leg to help McMaster to 4th in 3:27.39. Dominic, a former Wolmerian clocked 2:07.04 in the 200 metre butterfly finishing 7th . He was 8th in the 400 metre individual medley in 4:32.61 while he finished 9th in the 200 metre freestyle in 1:55.06. The 5’11 Walter owns short course metre national records in the 400, 800 and 1500 metre freestyle events as well as the 200 metre butterfly and 200 and 400 individual medleys.
Chow who also enjoyed a good championship had his best result in the 200 metre medley relay when the Marauders swum to 2nd place. Chow clocked 26.75 for his backstroke leg. He produced a faster time in the individual 50 metre race when he registered 26.69 for 6th place. In the 100 metre backstroke the 6’0 Chow clocked 58.02. In the longest backstroke race the 200 metres he posted 2:06.06 to finish 9th . Chow holds the national record in the 200 metre backstroke.
In action as well was Trinidad and Tobago’s Ross Phillips who represents the University of Toronto. Phillips clocked to 1:03.82 to finish 5th in the 100 metre breaststroke for his highest individual placing at the championships. He was 6th in the 50 metre breaststroke in 29.71. Phillips, who is a Chemical Engineering student placed 9th in the 200 individual medley in 2:09.83. In relay action his Varsity Blues B team finished 7th in 3:33.08.Phillips produced a third leg split of 52.47.In his last CARIFTA championships in the Bahamas in 2012 Phillips won Gold in the 15-17 100 metre breaststroke in a then record time of 1:05.44. He won Silver medals in the 50 and 200 metre breaststroke races
Toronto won the men’s championships accumulating 1086 points while McMaster tallied 600.