Saanich's Ryan Cochrane and his gold medal at the Pan American Games in Toronto.

Saanich's Ryan Cochrane and his gold medal at the Pan American Games in Toronto.

Saanich’s Cochrane sets Pan Am records

Saanich-based Olympian swimmers Ryan Cochrane and Hilary Caldwell each set records at the Pan American Games in Toronto.

Saanich-based Olympian swimmers Ryan Cochrane and Hilary Caldwell each set records at the Pan American Games in Toronto.

Cochrane broke a pair of 2007 Pan American records, winning gold in the men’s 400-metre (3:48.29) on July 14 and 1,500m freestyle (15:06.40) on July 15. Caldwell, set a Pan Am record and won gold in the women’s 200m backstroke (2:08.22) on July 15.

Cochrane, a Claremont secondary grad and two-time Olympic medalist, teamed up with fellow Saanich Commonwealth Place athlete and 2012 Olympian Alec Page to win bronze in the 4x200m freestyle relay with a time of 7:17.33.

Caldwell missed the podium in the 100m backstroke by a second.

Page also came close to reaching the podium in the men’s 200m butterfly, finishing fourth. He was fifth in the 400m individual medley and ninth in the 200m freestyle.

All three are University of Victoria alumni.

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