2022 CANADIAN SWIMMING TRIALS
- April 5th-April 10th, 2022
- Saanich Commonwealth Place, Victoria, BC
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Tonight’s finals session will include the 50 fly, 100 breast, 200 free, and para 500 fly and 100 free.
The women’s 200 free is perhaps the most anticipated events of these Trials, as Canada has produced a significant amount of depth in the race in recent years. 15-year-old Summer McIntosh led prelims with a 1:57.61. If we’re picking favorites, I would probably go with McIntosh tonight, especially after her 4:01 Canadian Record 400 free on Tuesday night.
Another event to keep an eye on is the women’s 100 breast, where Rachel Nicol led this morning. For the most part, swimmers were off their personal bests in prelims this morning, so we could see outside lanes taking charge of the race.
WOMEN’S 50 FLY PARA – FINALS:
- Danny Doris (CNBO), SB7 – 33.64
- Tess Routliffe (UL), SB7 – 36.55
- Myriam Soliman (MUST), SB6 – 42.05
Every woman in the field dropped time from this morning. It was Danny Dorris who led the way, clocking a 33.64.
WOMEN’S 50 FLY – FINALS:
- World Record – 24.43, Sarah Sjostrom, 2014
- Canadian Record – 25.62, Penny Oleksiak, 2017
- FINA ‘A’ Standard – 26.32
In a display of her own versatility, Kylie Masse took the women’s 50 fly tonight in 26.96. She was the only swimmers in the field to crack 27 seconds, narrowly touching out Kamryn Cannings. Reminder: the 50s of butterfly, backstroke, and breaststroke are not selection events at this meet.
MEN’S 50 FLY – FINALS:
- World Record – 22.27, Andriy Govorov,2018
- Canadian Record – 23.30, Santo Condorelli, 2015
- FINA ‘A’ Standard – 23.63
- Alexandre Perreault (OTTSC) – 24.35
- Dmitriy Lim (UBCT) – 24.54
- Padric McKervill (UVPCS) – 24.84
Josh Liendo, who cracked the Canadian Record in the men’s 100 fly last night, posted the fastest time in prelims this morning, but scratched finals tonight. That may have been simply because the 50s aren’t selection events at this meet, and he decided to save his energy for other races.
In his absence, Alexandre Perreault bettered his morning time by 0.35 seconds, roaring to a 24.35 to claim victory.
WOMEN’S 100 BREAST – FINALS:
- World Record – 1:04.13, Lilly King, 2017
- Canadian Record – 1:05.74, Annamay Pierse, 2009
- FINA ‘A’ Standard – 1:07.43
Sophie Angus took over on the back half of the race, pulling ahead of the field to speed into the finish at 1:07.60. The swim marks a personal best for Angus and her first time under 1:08 in the event. Unfortunately, she was just off the FINA ‘A’ cut of 1:07.43, but she did achieve the ‘B’, meaning she could potentially be added to the roster in the secondary selection procedures.
Avery Wiseman was out first, swimming a 31.91 on the first 50, but was overtaken on the 2nd 50, ultimately finishing 4th in 1:08.43.
MEN’S 100 BREAST – FINALS:
- World Record – 56.88, Adam Peaty, 2019
- Canadian Record – 59.85, Scott Dickens, 2012
- FINA ‘A’ Standard – 59.75
- James Dergousoff (UL) – 1:01.30
- Gabe Mastromatteo (KSS) – 1:01.75
- Justice Migneault (UBCT) – 1:01.75
James Dergousoff dropped time from this morning to earn the men’s 100 breast title in 1:01.30. There was a tie for 2nd between Gabe Mastromatteo and Justice Migneault. Unfortunately, no one achieved the FINA ‘A’ cut of 59.75, but Dergousoff, Mastromatteo and Migneault all dropped time from prelims.
WOMEN’S 200 FREE – FINALS:
- World Record – 1:52.98, Federica Pelligrini, 2009
- Canadian Record – 1:54.44, Taylor Ruck, 2018
- FINA ‘A’ Standard – 1:58.66
In a field featuring 7 international medalists in the 200 free, 15-year-old Summer McIntosh led wire-to-wire, continuously building her lead through the swim. Her time of 1:55.39 marks a new personal best, and puts her 5th in the world this year. She was great on her splitting, swimming 29.31, 29.73, and 29.31 on the final 3 50s of the race.
Penny Oleksiak was in 2nd for most of the race, but coming off the final turn, it looked like Canadian Record holder Taylor Ruck might overtake her. Oleksiak was able to restablish the lead, however, closing well enough to touch 2nd in 1:57.01. Oleksiak was also under the FINA ‘A’ cut, meaning she’ll pick up the 2nd roster spot for World Championships in the event.
MEN’S 200 FREE – FINALS:
- World Record – 1:42.00, Paul Biedermann, 2009
- Canadian Record – 1:46.40, Brent Hayden, 2008
- FINA ‘A’ Standard – 1:47.06
Ruslan Gaziev swam a massive new personal best of 1:47.44 to win the men’s 200 free tonight. He was locked in a tight race with Finlay Knox the entire way, but was able to pull away on the final 50. The pair flipped just 0.02 seconds apart at the 150m mark, but while Knox faded, splitting 28.19 on the final 50, Gaziev held strong, coming home in 27.73, which ultimately made the difference.
Neither swimmer was under the FINA ‘A’ cut, although Gaziev was close to the mark of 1:47.06.
WOMEN’S 100 FREE PARA – FINALS
- Aurelie Rivard (CNQ), SB9 – 1:00.72
- Shelby Newkirk (LASER), SB5 – 1:15.54
- Katarine Roxon (AASC), SB8 – 1:07.01
Aurelie Rivard chipped 0.80 seconds off her prelims time to finish first. Not only did Rivard post the fastest time in the field, she was the overall winner in the event. Reminder: para events aren’t ranked by time, instead there is a points system based off how close the swimmer was to the World Record in their class.
MEN’S 100 FREE PARA – FINALS:
- Philippe Vachon (MEGO), SB8 – 1:01.88
- Felix Cowan (SAMAK), SB8 – 1:02.24
- Matthew Cabraja (COBRA), SB11 – 1:03.78
Philippe Vachon took nearly a second off his prelims time to finish with the 4th-fastest time overall. After the results were completed with the aforementioned point system, Vachon won the title in the para men’s 100 free.