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)
- Day 4 Finals Heat Sheet
The penultimate night of finals from the 2019 Canadian Swimming Trials in Toronto will feature the 200 freestyle, 200 butterfly, and 50 breaststroke, along with the para 200 free, 50 breast, and 100 breast.
The top-4 finishers in the 200 free will qualify for Worlds in the relay. Four of the top-6 seeds in the women’s race have already made the team, so the pressure is on Alyson Ackman (first) and Kennedy Goss (fourth) to maintain their spots in the top-4 while battling with a stacked field of Taylor Ruck, Penny Oleksiak, Rebecca Smith, and Kayla Sanchez.
Markus Thormeyer and Carson Olafson lead the men’s event, and both are already on the team. Jeremy Bagshaw and Ruslan Gaziev are in the hunt to add their names coming in seeded third and fourth.
The women’s 200 fly has Mabel Zavaros and Danielle Hanus looking to get down to the 2:09.21 standard, while Mack Darragh is the only man with a legitimate shot based on best times to hit the time in the men’s 200 fly.
Women’s 200 Free – Para
Angela Marina (S14) put up the fastest time in the para women’s 200 free (2:18.45), but it was Aly Van Wyck-Smart (S2) edging her in para points by two (688 to 686) to win the event. Van Wyck-Smart’s swim breaks her Canadian Record.
Men’s 200 Free – Para
Nicholas Bennett (S14) dropped two seconds from his prelim swim in 1:59.74 to win the men’s para 200 free with 913 points. The swim is a new Canadian Record in the S14 category.
WOMEN’S 200 FREE FINAL
- Canadian Record: 1:54.44, Taylor Ruck, 2018
- FINA ‘A’ Cut: 1:58.66
- Penny Oleksiak, TSC, 1:56.92
- Taylor Ruck, SCAR, 1:56.97
- Kayla Sanchez, AAC, 1:58.28
- Rebecca Smith, SCAR, 1:58.64
Penny Oleksiak bounced back in a big way from a disappointing 100 fly last night, going head-to-head with Taylor Ruck in the women’s 200 free final. At the touch it was Oleksiak getting her hand on the wall first, breaking 1:57 for the first time in 1:56.92.
Ruck placed second in 1:56.97, adding a fourth individual event to her World Championship schedule.
Kayla Sanchez (1:58.28) and Rebecca Smith (1:58.64) both made significant drops from the prelims to take third and fourth, adding the 4×200 free relay to their Worlds schedule.
All four of them trained together last year at the High Performance Centre – Ontario.
MEN’S 200 FREE FINAL
- Canadian Record: 1:46.40, Brent Hayden, 2008
- FINA ‘A’ Cut: 1:47.40
- Markus Thormeyer, UBCSC, 1:47.60
- Alexander Pratt, UBCSC, 1:48.74
- Jeremy Bagshaw, ISC, 1:49.03
- Carson Olafson, UBCSC, 1:49.59
Markus Thormeyer took control of the field on the third 50, out-splitting everyone by a full second in 26.97, as he won his fourth event in as many days in the men’s 200 free in a time of 1:47.60. That sneaks under his PB of 1:47.66, but just falls shy of the ‘A’ cut (1:47.40).
Alexander Pratt had the fastest final 50 in the field (27.18) to take 2nd in 1:48.74, four-tenths off his best time, and veteran Jeremy Bagshaw gets himself on the team with a third place finish in 1:49.03.
Carson Olafson, who qualified in the 400 free relay earlier, was the early leader in the race but fell off on the final 50 to fourth, still good enough to add a second relay to his Worlds schedule.
Dylan Carter set a new Trinidad and Tobago National Record out of the ‘B’ final, clocking 1:47.71 to improve on his old mark of 1:47.77.
WOMEN’S 200 FLY FINAL
- Canadian Record: 2:05.95, Audrey Lacroix, 2009
- FINA ‘A’ Cut: 2:09.21
- Mary-Sophie Harvey, CAMO, 2:11.71
- Danielle Hanus, ISC, 2:11.79
- Mabel Zavaros, OAK, 2:13.61
Mary-Sophie Harvey made up a full second on Danielle Hanus on the last 50 of the women’s 200 fly, touching her out for the victory in a time of 2:11.71. That takes over a second off the best time she set this morning. Hanus was second in 2:11.79, while Mabel Zavaros placed third in 2:13.61.
This is the first event Canada will have no one get under the FINA ‘A’ standard.
In fifth was Summer McIntosh, who once again lowers her 11-12 National Age Group Record in a time of 2:15.24, improving her 2:16.02 from prelims. Coming into the meet her record stood at 2:17.29.
MEN’S 200 FLY FINAL
- Canadian Record: 1:56.27, Mack Darragh, 2018
- FINA ‘A’ Cut: 1:56.71
- Mack Darragh, OAK, 1:56.68
- Montana Champagne, GO, 1:59.21
- Cole Pratt, CASC, 1:59.89
Josiah Binnema used his front-end speed to take the men’s 200 fly out in a blistering pace, maintaining the lead over National Record holder Mack Darragh through the 150.
He ended up fading hard coming home in 35.63, and it was Darragh who pulled away for the win in a final time of 1:56.68, just .03 under the FINA ‘A’ cut of 1:56.71.
Montana Champagne moved up to second on the last 50 to get under two minutes for the first time in 1:59.21, and Cole Pratt continued his strong meet with a third place finish in 1:59.89. Binnema took fourth in 2:00.97.
WOMEN’S 50 BREAST FINAL
- Canadian Record: 30.33, Amanda Reason, 2009
- FINA ‘A’ Cut: 31.22
- Faith Knelson, ISC, 31.02
- Rachel Nicol, UCSC, 31.23
- Nina Kucheran, SLSC, 31.66
Faith Knelson comes away with the win in the women’s 50 breast in a time of 31.02, followed by Rachel Nicol (31.23) and Nina Kucheran (31.66). Knelson and Nicol have both been sub-31 before, but this is Kucheran’s first time under 32 (previously 32.06).
Sophie Angus (31.68) and Avery Wiseman (31.80) also got under 32 after only Knelson and Nicol did so in the prelims.
MEN’S 50 BREAST FINAL
- Canadian Record: 27.45, Scott Dickens, 2009
- FINA ‘A’ Cut: 27.39
- Alexander Milanovich, ESWIM, 27.84
- Gabe Mastromatteo, KSS, 28.01
- John Fauteux, MSSAC, 28.61
Alexander Milanovich of Etobicoke got under his best time for the second time today to win the men’s 50 breast, touching in 27.84 after going 27.86 this morning. He came in with a best time of 27.87.
Gabe Mastromatteo of Kenora took second in 28.01, .07 off his lifetime best.
Women’s 50 Breast – Para
Nikita Ens (SB2) dropped five seconds from her prelim swim to top the para women’s 50 breast in 1:49.73.
Men’s 50 Breast – Para
Jacob Brayshaw (SB2) took nine seconds off his prelim swim in a time of 2:11.50.
Women’s 100 Breast – Para
Abi Tripp (SB7) was the victor in the women’s para 100 breast, improving her morning swim by over three-tenths in 1:33.99 for 824 points.
Men’s 100 Breast – Para
James Leroux (SB9) ripped a 1:09.24 in the men’s para 100 breast to take the win over Nicholas Bennett (SB14, 1:12.25), putting up 790 points to Bennett’s 774.