Para-Swimming Canadian Open - Day 1 Finals
03 October 2017 (Toronto, Ontario) - When the earthquake hit Mexico City just ten days ago the country had a number of priorities that necessitated a cancellation of the IPC Swimming & Weightlifting World Championships. Canada stepped in and offered what it could do in creating, organizing and then starting last night, running the first night of a three-day replacement event for the swimmers - the Para-Swimming Canadian Open. Canada, Australia and one Paralympic Gold Medalist from the United States opted to attend with either all or a part of their team. Cascade had Morgan Bird, a longtime para-swimming national team member, here in Toronto to compete. Morgan, a 2012 and 2016 Paralympian, will be bringing plenty of fond memories back to the TPAS here in Scarborough, the same facility that saw her win the gold at the Par Pan American Games in 2015. Morgan competed in just one event last night, the 100m butterfly, where was she was the fastest swimmer in the S8 category and 7th overall in the combined womenýs S8-S14 event. Morgan is competing again on all three days of the meet with big 50m freestyle happening just a few hours from now. Full Results: