17-Year-Old Ilya Kharun Cracks Canadian Record in SCM 50 Fly with a 22.47

by Spencer Penland 4

November 05th, 2022 International, News



  • World Record: 21.75, Nicholas Santos (BRA), 2018/Szebasztian Szabo (HUN), 2021
  • World Jr Record: 22.34, Andrei Minakov (RUS), 2020
  • World Cup Record: 21.75, Nicholas Santos (BRA), 2018
  • US Open Record: 22.06, Caeleb Dressel (USA), 2019


  1. Dylan Carter (TTO) – 21.99 US Open
  2. Chad Le Clos (RSA) – 22.77
  3. Marius Kusch (GER) – 22.46

Canadian Records are falling tonight in Indianapolis, with yet another coming at the hands of 17-year-old Ilya Kharun. Training at Sandpipers of Nevada in the U.S., Kharun now represents Canada internationally. In the 50 fly final tonight, the teenager swam a 22.47 for a fourth-place finish, touching just 0.01 seconds off the podium.

Moreover, Kharun’s swim marked a personal best and clipped the Canadian Record of 22.52, which was held by Josh Liendo. Liendo set the record last year at the 2021 SC World Championships in Abu Dhabi.

Though he’s only 17 and he’s only been competing for Canada for a few months, Kharun already holds three Canadian Records, all in SCM. He first cracked the 100 fly record with a blistering 49.93 on the first night of the Indy stop. Kharun then went on to swim a 1:51.70 in the 200 fly last night, before swimming his 50 tonight.

We’ll see if Kharun’s new-found SCM success will carry into LCM racing this season. If it does, he may just have a shot at some LCM Canadian Records.

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3 months ago

If he goes to winter juniors we’re in for some good races

Bo Swims
Reply to  Davin
3 months ago

Unlikely. Winter Jrs run Dec 7-10. SC worlds in Australia run Dec 13-18. Thats a long ass flight and a lot of time zones to jump in 2 days because winter jrs end on the 11th when you consider Aussie time…

Justin Michael Sabourin
Reply to  Davin
3 months ago

He’s going to world champs. Was already said earlier in the week.

3 months ago

He’s abt to be #1 in 2023