2018 CANADIAN SWIMMING TRIALS
- July 18-22, 2018
- Edmonton, Alberta
- Kinsmen Sports Centre
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- Day 2 Finals Heat Sheet
The 2nd day of finals at the 2018 Canadian Pan Pac Trials is set to get underway from Edmonton, with the 100 free, 200 fly, 100 back and men’s 1500 on the docket.
The biggest name in action tonight will be world record holder Kylie Masse, who swims her signature 100 back event and will look to add her name to the Pan Pac roster. After day 1, there were 13 qualifiers.
One interesting fact from the day was Taylor Ruck, Kayla Sanchez and Rebecca Smith all scratching the 100 freestyle after qualifying for the team last night in the 200. While they will be allowed to swim the individual 100 and/or the 400 free relay at Pan Pacs, the qualifying criteria states that the top-4 in both the 100 and 200 at Trials will qualify for Tokyo. But there’s a good chance Ruck, Sanchez and Smith will all be used on the 400 free relay at Pan Pacs, at least two of the three, and thus a few of the swimmers who qualify for the team tonight in the relay won’t actually be used in the event they qualified for.
Along with Masse, Yuri Kisil, Mack Darragh and Mabel Zavaros are all likely to add their names to the roster tonight. Javier Acevedo made the team last night in the 4×200 relay, and has scratched the 100 free final tonight to focus on the 100 back.
Women’s 100 Free Final
- FINA ‘A’ Standard: 54.90
- Penny Oleksiak, TSC, 54.75
- Alexia Zevnik, PCSC, 55.07
- Kyla Leibel, RDCSC, 55.65
- Maggie MacNeil, LAC, 56.05
Penny Oleksiak and Alexia Zevnik clearly were the top two swimmers in the field tonight, with the reigning Olympic champ slightly faster on both 50s to take the win in 54.75. Zevnik touched 2nd in 55.07. The two of them are the 2nd and 3rd fastest Canadians this year behind Taylor Ruck, with season-bests of 53.85 and 53.95 respectively from the Commonwealth Games.
16-year-old Kyla Leibel (55.65) and 18-year-old Maggie MacNeil (56.05) took 3rd and 4th in personal best times to qualify for the Pan Pac team in the relay. However, it’s likely neither will actually swim the relay in Tokyo, but they will get some experience at the meet nonetheless.
Men’s 100 Free Final
- FINA ‘A’ Standard: 48.93
- Yuri Kisil, UBCSC, 49.14
- Markus Thormeyer, UBCSC, 49.16
- Ruslan Gaziev, MAC, 49.56
- Owen Daly, CAMO, 49.67
UBC teammates Yuri Kisil and Markus Thormeyer duelled it out in the men’s 100 freestyle final, with Kisil clipping Thormeyer at the wall for the win in 49.14. Thormeyer qualified for the team last night, but Kisil adds his name to the Pan Pac roster for the second time, also competing four years ago in Australia.
Thormeyer was 49.16 in 2nd, just off his PB of 49.13, and Markham’s Ruslan Gaziev (49.56) and CAMO’s Owen Daly (49.67) swam personal bests themselves to take 3rd and 4th and qualify for the Pan Pacs as well.
Women’s 200 Fly Final
- FINA ‘A’ Standard: 2:09.77
Mabel Zavaros of the Oakville Aquatic Club ran away with the women’s 200 fly final tonight, out aggressively in 1:02.02 before holding off the field coming home to touch in 2:13.36. This race was essentially hers to lose tonight, as with Oleksiak and Danielle Hanus scratching, she was five seconds faster this year than anyone else in the field. Her best time came at the Commonwealth Games in April where she went 2:08.77. She is the 20th swimmer to qualify for the Pan Pac team.
Men’s 200 Fly Final
- FINA ‘A’ Standard: 1:57.28
Mack Darragh went wire-to-wire to win the men’s 200 fly in 1:58.10, just over a second off his season-best of 1:56.96 and his Canadian record from last year of 1:56.87. In his post-race interview, he mentioned he hadn’t fully tapered with his main goal being the Pan Pacific Championships.
Top seed from prelims Montana Champagne did what he could to stay right on Darragh early in the race, eventually touching over two seconds back in 2:00.52 for 2nd. 15-year-old Cole Pratt of the Cascade Swim Club took a second off his PB this morning down to 2:02.68, and dropped another second tonight for 3rd in 2:01.62.
Women’s 100 Back Final
- FINA ‘A’ Standard: 1:00.61
Kylie Masse was right on her world record pace at the 50 wall of the women’s 100 back, flipping in 28.52, and came back in 30.53 for a very solid time of 59.05. She wins easily, and qualifies for her first ever Pan Pac team.
Also of note was Jade Hannah, who was 59.62 last summer at the World Juniors, back in 5th in 1:01.60.
Men’s 100 Back Final
- FINA ‘A’ Standard: 54.06
In his second event of the night, Thormeyer got out to a half second lead at the 50 in the men’s 100 back, but Javier Acevedo charged home in 27.61 and made it a close race over the final few metres. Thormeyer got him at the touch in 54.30, with Acevedo registering a season-best for silver in 54.44. Both are already on the Pan Pac team.
Robert Hill from the University of Calgary and Josiah Binnema from UBC were locked in a tight battle for 3rd, but it was Hill who had the better back half to take that spot in 55.85 to Binnema’s 56.04.
Men’s 1500 Free Timed Final
- FINA ‘A’ Standard: 15:12.79
Peter Brothers of the University of Calgary Swim Club was dominant in winning the men’s mile in a time of 15:38.56, adding his name to the Pan Pac roster. His best time stands at 15:20.45 from 2016, while his season-best is 15:28.25 from a few months ago at the Canadian Championships in April.
15-year-old Michael McGillivray of the Regina Optimist Dolphins came in with a best time of 16:02.16, but knocked nearly 20 seconds off for 2nd place in 15:44.31, pushing Brothers down the stretch. Raben Dommann of the CHENA Swim Club was 3rd in 15:49.34.