2019 CANADIAN SWIMMING TRIALS
- April 3-7, 2019
- Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre, Toronto, ON
- LCM (50m)
- Prelims/Finals: 9:30 am / 6:00 pm ET
- Psych Sheets
- Live Results
- Live Stream (Rectectv)
- Live Stream (CBC Sports)
- Friday Finals Heat Sheet
Day three finals of the 2019 Canadian Trials will feature just three events: the 100 fly, 200 back, and 400 free. There will also be the 50 fly, 100 fly, and 400 free for the para swimmers.
Leading off in the women’s 200 back will be Kylie Masse and Taylor Ruck, who both solidified their spots on the team on the opening night with a 1-2 finish in the 100 back. Masse is the top seed from the prelims at 2:09.36, but Madison Broad put herself in the mix with a big best time of 2:09.82 to qualify second. Ruck (2:10.48) and Jade Hannah (2:11.48) were also under the FINA ‘A’ cut this morning, but the race will likely come down to Masse and Ruck as they’ve been 2:05 and 2:06 respectively.
Markus Thormeyer will be eyeing his third title in three days in the men’s 200 back, and based on the form he’s shown thus far he should be able to get under the ‘A’ cut of 1:58.34.
The women’s 100 fly projects to be very exciting after the top-8 qualifiers (11 including international swimmers) broke a minute in the prelims. Rebecca Smith, who has yet to make the team, leads the field in 58.50, followed by Maggie MacNeil (58.66) and Haley Black (59.07). Penny Oleksiak heads in seeded fourth after a morning swim of 59.31.
In the men’s 100 fly Joshua Liendo is the top seed after setting a 15-17 NAG this morning in 53.11, while Josiah Binnema (53.34) and Will Pisani (53.51) aren’t far behind. The qualifying time of 51.96 doesn’t appear to be in striking distance, but the winner could very well be added to the roster at the end of the meet for the medley relay.
Alyson Ackman (4:11.08) comes in with the top seed in the women’s 400 free by over three seconds, but Emily Overholt (4:19.14) is coming off a best time in this event in February (4:06.27) and will be dangerous from lane seven – especially having qualified for the team last night in the 400 IM.
Women’s 50 Fly – Para
Tess Routliffe (S7) dropped over two seconds from her prelim swim to win the women’s 50 para fly in a time of 38.37 (684 points), just ahead of Sabrina Duchesne (S7) who was 39.03 (650 points).
Men’s 50 Fly – Para
The only swimmer, Etienne Boutin-Cote, was disqualified.
Women’s 100 Fly – Para
Samantha Ryan (S10) dropped her prelim swim by over a second to win the women’s para 100 fly in 1:09.96.
Men’s 100 Fly – Para
Alexander Elliot (S10) broke a minute (59.50) after going 1:00.00 this morning to take the men’s para 100 fly.
Women’s 200 Back Final
- Canadian Record: 2:05.97, Kylie Masse, 2017
- FINA ‘A’ Cut: 2:11.53
Kylie Masse and Taylor Ruck went head-to-head for the second time this week in the 200 back final, with Masse edging away on the back half to win in a new Canadian Record of 2:05.94. That improves on her 2:05.97 from the 2017 Worlds, and Ruck clocked 2:06.70 to narrowly miss her best of 2:06.36. Those are the top-2 times in the world this year.
Men’s 200 Back Final
- Canadian Record: 1:57.34, Matt Hawes, 2009
- FINA ‘A’ Cut: 1:58.34
Markus Thormeyer took the men’s 200 back out fast, real fast, checking in at the 50, 100, and 150 walls under Canadian Record pace. He fell off a bit on the last 50, ultimately just missing the record of 1:57.34 in a time of 1:57.42.
Cole Pratt made a big push on the final 50, closing in 29.87 to take second in a time of 1:58.07. That smashes Tobias Oriwol‘s 15-17 NAG from 2001 of 2:00.03. Both men were under the ‘A’ cut of 1:58.34.
Women’s 100 Fly Final
- Canadian Record: 56.46, Penny Oleksiak, 2016
- FINA ‘A’ Cut: 58.48
Maggie MacNeil ran away from the field on the second 50 of the women’s 100 fly with a sizzling 29.88 split, winning the race by well over a second in a time of 57.04. That annihilates her previous best of 58.38 from the Junior Pan Pacs, and puts her second in the world for the season (just .01 behind Sarah Sjostrom).
Rebecca Smith and Penny Oleksiak were separated by just .04 at the 50 wall (actually ahead of MacNeil), but it was Smith who managed to top her coming home to snag the second spot in this event at Worlds in a time of 58.30. Oleksiak was third in 58.61, with the top-7 finishers all breaking a minute.
From the ‘B’ final, Louise Hansson finished .01 off her PB from prelims in 57.36.
Men’s 100 Fly Final
- Canadian Record: 51.83, Santo Condorelli, 2016
- FINA ‘A’ Cut: 51.96
After near identical opening 50s, Josiah Binnema managed to edge out Joshua Liendo for the win in the men’s 100 fly, just off his best time of 52.56 in 52.62. Liendo was two-tenths back for second in 52.83, lowering the 15-17 NAG he set this morning of 53.11.
While Binnema wasn’t under the ‘A’ cut of 51.96, he’ll likely be added to the Worlds team for the medley relay.
Will Pisani, who’s coming off of NCAAs last week, continued his strong showing here with a third place finish in 53.21.
Women’s 400 Free Final
- Canadian Record: 4:03.43, Brittany Maclean, 2016
- FINA ‘A’ Cut: 4:10.57
Mackenzie Padington picks up her second title of the week in the women’s 400 free, holding off youngster Emma O’Croinin. Padington clocked in at 4:08.82, her first time sub-4:09.
O’Croinin, who came into the race with a best of 4:15.31, exploded to shatter that by over six seconds in 4:09.11, pushing Padington all the way to the wall. The 15-year-old is the youngest swimmer to qualify for the team so far, as both were well under the ‘A’ standard of 4:10.86.
Men’s 400 Free Final
- Canadian Record: 3:43.46, Ryan Cochrane, 2014
- FINA ‘A’ Cut: 3:48.15
Jeremy Bagshaw attacked the men’s 400 free final looking to hit the ‘A’ standard of 3:48.15, out in 1:52.81 at the 200, but couldn’t quite hold pace on the back half. He still won the race handily, finishing in a time of 3:50.96.
Women’s 400 Free – Para
Aurelie Rivard (S10) won the women’s para 400 free in a time of 4:39.56.
Men’s 400 Free – Para
Alexander Elliot (S10) swam a big best time to win the men’s para 400 free in 4:07.69.