2016 Canadian Olympic Trials: Day 4 Finals Live Recap


There will be just three events on the slate tonight at Canadian Trials, as the women’s 800 free that was this morning will have its final tomorrow night to emulate the Olympic schedule. Tonight will have the women’s 200 fly, men’s 100 free and women’s 200 IM. All three events could potentially qualify two swimmers each, as each race has at least two who have best times under the FINA-A standard. The men’s 100 freestyle will also qualify the top-4 for the 4×100 free relay, as they have already qualified after finishing 8th at the World Championships last year.

Women’s 200m Butterfly Final

  • Olympic Qualifying Standard – 2:09.33
  • Top Seed for Tonight – Audrey Lacroix, 2:11.07
  • Canadian Record – Audrey Lacroix, 2:05.95 (2009)
  1. Audrey Lacroix, 2:08.58 OQ
  2. Katerine Savard, 2:10.82
  3. Sophie Marois, 2:14.47

Audrey Lacroix punched her ticket to the Olympics tonight in the 200 fly, touching in 2:08.58 for the victory. Under the standard of 2:09.33, she has a lot of work to do to get down to her personal best of 2:05.95. Runner-up Katerine Savard gave it a gallant effort but it wasn’t enough in the end, finishing 2nd in 2:10.82. After a disappointing 3rd place in the 100 fly Savard came back and qualified in the 800 free relay last night.

Sophie Marois moved up from 4th to 3rd, touching in 2:14.47, and Jacomie Strydom was 4th in 2:14.50.

Men’s 100m Freestyle Final

  • Olympic Qualifying Standard – 48.99
  • Top Seed for Tonight – Santo Condorelli, 48.09
  • Canadian Record – Brent Hayden, 47.27 (2009)
  1. Santo Condorelli, 48.16 OQ
  2. Yuri Kisil, 48.58 OQ
  3. Markus Thormeyer, 49.38 * Relay Qualifier
  4. Evan Van Moerkerke, 49.75 * Relay Qualifier

In a star studded field Santo Condorelli came in and got the job done, if not as fast as he wanted, touching 1st in 48.16, just off his morning swim of 48.09. Yuri Kisil tied his morning swim of 48.58, qualifying individually for his first Olympic berth. This is the first event on the men’s side where two men have qualified individually.

Markus Thormeyer touched 3rd in 49.38, qualifying him for the relay after close misses in the 200 free and 100 back earlier. 4th place went to Evan Van Moerkerke in 49.75, as he also makes the team. Van Moerkerke swam on this relay at the 2015 World Championships.

Tom Shields emerged victorious in the B-final, touching in a quick 49.53.

Women’s 200m IM

  • Olympic Qualifying Standard – 2:14.26
  • Top Seed for Tonight – Sydney Pickrem, 2:14.11
  • Canadian Record – Sydney Pickrem, 2:10.08 (2015)
  1. Sydney Pickrem, 2:11.81 OQ
  2. Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson, 2:12.47 OQ
  3. Kylie Masse, 2:13.73

Canadian record holder Sydney Pickrem qualified for the Olympics in her second event tonight, winning the 200 IM in 2:11.81, well under the FINA-A cut of 2:14.26. Pickrem was 6th last year at the World Championships. After finishing 3rd place in the 400 IM Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson punched her ticket to Rio as well, finishing 2nd in 2:12.47. Both women will be contenders to final at the Olympic Games.

100 backstroke winner Kylie Masse finished 3rd in 2:13.73 taking off over a second from her morning swim, also putting her under the FINA-A cut. Sarah Darcel picked up 4th in 2:14.93.


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5 years ago

Can anyone else not find the live stream on cbcsports.ca?

5 years ago

no streaming tonight? anyone have the link?

Reply to  weirdo
5 years ago

head to the swim canada site

5 years ago

I’m calling Santo goes 47.8 or better

Reply to  SeanSwimmer
5 years ago

No. Just no.

5 years ago

Condorelli’s reaction was 0.99…

Reply to  jerseyswim
5 years ago

So what you mean to say is that he swam a 47.8 or 7 if he had a good start?

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5 years ago


Reply to  LPB
5 years ago

Its not that easy. Slower reaction time also means that you can have a better start, but there is no doubt that Condorelli can swim sub 48 in Rio. Just imagine the american relay with Condorelli …
Condorelli, Hoffer, Dressel, Adrian …

5 years ago

Why didn’t Emily Overholt swim today?

stay human
5 years ago

Haha Dylan Carter dropped an F-bomb after Shields touched him out.

stay human
5 years ago

No F-bomb from Liz Beisel but she did give a stink-face when she looked up at the scoreboard. A 2:13.2 not too bad really, I think her best is only a 2:11-2:12, no?

Reply to  stay human
5 years ago


About James Sutherland

James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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