December 14 - Day two of the Can-Am Para-Swimming Championships continued in much the same fashion as the first with veterans and juniors alike pushing their bodies to the limit, breaking a countless number of records both personally and nationally in the process.
Meanwhile, Canada's Morgan Bird, who took two silvers at the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) World Championships in Montreal earlier this year, secured two wins today in the 50m freestyle and 200m individual medley, setting a personal best of 3:10.92 in the latter.
"I was happy with both races," Bird said.
"The 200 IM stands out a bit more because I haven't been able to get a best time in a while.
"Coming into this meet I knew what I wanted to improve and I kept my focus on that."
American rookie Duncan Moss, who is in his first year of competition, broke onto the international scene in style as he twice smashed the national record for the men's S14 100m backstroke.
In the morning's preliminary session, Moss swam to a time of 1:21.60, and in the finals he dropped his time to 1:20.36.
He faced a strong Canadian contingent who swept five of the top-six spots, including Jean-Michel Lavallière, who had to battle both a tough field and a tough schedule on his second day of competition, with his S7 200m individual medley heat taking place straight after his 200m butterfly final.
The man from Quebec City seemed to take this in his stride, however, as he came out on top in both events, putting in a personal best performance in the individual medley.
"To have endurance races like that back-to-back and be successful means my training is going really well," said Lavallière.
"I'm a little surprised with my time in the fly but it's a stroke I've been working on a lot in training."
December 2013: US swimmers in record-breaking form on opening day of Can-Am Championships