2018 CANADIAN SWIMMING TRIALS
- July 18-22, 2018
- Edmonton, Alberta
- Kinsmen Sports Centre
- Full Selection Criteria
- Psych Sheets
- Live Results
- Day 4 Finals Live Stream
- Day 4 Finals Heat Sheet
The fourth day of finals from the 2018 Canadian Pan Pac Trials will feature just the 200 back, 50 free, and women’s 1500, with all five of the top seeds already qualified for the Pan Pac roster.
Among those in the running to add their name to the team tonight include Kennedy Goss, who was over two seconds under the FINA ‘A’ cut last year in the 200 back, Alex Loginov, who was 22.24 last year in the 50 free (‘A’ standard is 22.47), and a number of girls in the women’s 50 free. Kyla Leibel, the top seed, has already made the team, but Sarah Fournier, Sarah Watson, Sadie Fazekas and Charis Huddle are all in the mix to win.
Women’s 200 Back Final
- FINA ‘A’ Standard: 2:11.53
Kylie Masse easily won her second event of the competition in the women’s 200 back, getting out to a big lead on the opening 50 in 29.90 before keeping the field at bay the rest of the way for a time of 2:08.94. She leads the world rankings at 2:05.98 this year.
Kennedy Goss of the Granite Gators (currently training in Indiana) actually out-split Masse over the final 150 metres, touching in a new season-best of 2:10.14 to get well under the FINA ‘A’ cut of 2:11.53. That will nominate her for the Pan Pac team.
Men’s 200 Back Final
- FINA ‘A’ Standard: 1:58.55
UBC’s Markus Thormeyer won his third event of the meet tonight in the 200 back, really taking it out aggressively with a first 100 split of 57.48, putting him under Canadian Record pace. He stayed under his own PB pace through the 150, but faded a bit coming home to finish in 1:59.13. The 20-year-old did say in his post-race interview that his plan was to “send it” the first 100, and has his eyes on the Canadian Record from 2009 of 1:57.34 for Pan Pacs. At the Commonwealth Games, he established his current best time of 1:57.82.
Sebastian Somerset of Cascade moved up a few spots with the fastest final 50 in the field at 30.71, touching in 2:01.86 to get by Island’s Josh Zakala (2:01.87) and his teammate Cole Pratt (2:01.96). This was the first time that both Zakala and Pratt had broken 2:02, while Somerset won the Canadian National title in April in a time of 2:00.12.
Women’s 50 Free Final
- FINA ‘A’ Standard: 25.18
After narrowly missing a spot on the team in the 100 free, placing 5th by .06, CNQ’s Sarah Fournier pulled out the win with a 25.82 performance in the 50 free. She’s been as fast as 25.33, done last year, and has a 2018 season-best of 25.80.
CAMO’s Ariane Mainville dropped nearly half a second from prelims to get herself into contention, but ends up just missing a spot on the team by seven one-hundredths. Kyla Leibel, who made the team in the 100, took 3rd in 25.91.
Men’s 50 Free Final
- FINA ‘A’ Standard: 22.47
After hitting a 22.10 this morning, Yuri Kisil dropped a few more one-hundredths in the men’s 50 free down to 22.06, missing his personal best time from the Commonwealth Games by just .03. He looks like a good bet to crack the 22-second barrier at the Pan Pacific Championships.
Alex Loginov of the Toronto Swim Club had his fastest swim of the season for 2nd in 22.49, just missing that ‘A’ cut by .02. Will Pisani hit a personal best for 3rd in 22.51, as did Spencer Bougie of Pointe-Claire who was 4th in 22.70.
Women’s 1500 Free Timed Final
- FINA ‘A’ Standard: 16:32.04
Mackenzie Padington and Kate Sanderson broke free from Emma O’Croinin and Olivia Anderson around halfway through the women’s 1500 final, and went stroke-for-stroke until the 1400 wall. After that, Padington took off, splitting 59.81 over the final 100 metres to win in a new best time of 16:25.38. That’s her third win of the competition, also coming out on top in the 400 and 800. She’s now the 4th fastest Canadian in history.
Sanderson, who trains in Colorado, didn’t have the speed to match Padington at the end, but did still record a new personal best in 16:30.83, getting her under the FINA ‘A’ standard. That will potentially get her a spot on the Pan Pac team.
The 15-year-old O’Croinin dropped nine seconds from her best time to take 3rd in 16:40.59, with Etobicoke’s Olivia Anderson 4th in 16:43.74.