2022 Canadian Trials: Day 4 Prelims Live Recap

2022 CANADIAN SWIMMING TRIALS

FRIDAY PRELIMS HEAT SHEET

This morning’s prelims session will include the 200 fly, 100 free, 50 breast, para 100 fly and para 50 free.

15-year-old Summer McIntosh will be looking to add a 3rd individual event to both World Champs and Commonwealth Games. McIntosh is the top seed in the women’s 200 fly today, entering with her Canadian Record mark of 2:05.81 from last month. McIntosh has already swum personally best times in her first two races this week, so we’ll see if she can make it 3-for-3.

The women’s 100 free should be just as much of a grudge match as the 200 free was last night. Canadian Record holder Penny Oleksiak holds the top seed. Oleksiak qualified for the World Champs team with her 2nd place finish in the 200 free last night, and will be looking to add a 2nd individual event today. Taylor Ruck and Kayla Sanchez sit roughly within half a second of Oleksiak’s seed, and will likely be her primary competition tonight, provided nothing dramatic happens this morning.

WOMEN’S 100 FLY PARA – PRELIMS:

TOP 8 QUALIFIERS:

  1. Katie Cosgriffe (BAD), SB9 – 1:10.99
  2. Emma Van Dyk (GHAC), SB14 – 1:12.90
  3. Marina (BRANT), SB14 – 1:13.16
  4. Justine Morrier (RIS), SB14 – 1:15.65

In a very tightly packed race, featuring 3 SB14 class swimmers, it was SB9 swimmer Katie Cosgriffe who led the field in 1:10.99. In addition to having the fastest time in the field, Cosgriffe’s swim was ranked first this morning as well. Reminder: para swimming events aren’t ranked by time. Rather, there is a point system that compares each swimmer’s time the world record in their class.

MEN’S 100 FLY PARA – PRELIMS:

TOP 8 QUALIFIERS:

  1. Nicholas Bennett (RAC), SB14 – 59.27
  2. Alexander Elliot (CNQ), SB9 – 59.40
  3. Matthew Cabraja (COBRA), SB11 – 1:08.86
  4. Philippe Vachon (MEGO), SB8 – 1:10.04
  5. Zach Zona (NHAC), SB7 – 1:12.62
  6. Hunter Helberg (FMSC), SB12 – 1:08.52
  7. Connor Bissett (OSC), SB14 – 1:06.12
  8. Jagdev Gill (UCRO), SB9 – 1:06.07

Nicholas Bennett clocked the fastest time of the morning, and is ranked first heading into tonight’s final.

WOMEN’S 200 FLY – PRELIMS:

  • World Record – 2:01.81, Zige Liu, 2009
  • Canadian Record – 2:05.81, Summer McIntosh, 2022
  • FINA ‘A’ Standard – 2:09.21

TOP 8 QUALIFIERS:

  1. Summer McIntosh (ESWIM) – 2:09.80
  2. Mabel Zavaros (MAC) – 2:12.74
  3. Josie Field (UBCT) – 2:12.90
  4. Ella Jansen (ESWIM) – 2:14.27
  5. Danielle Hanus (UBCT) – 2:15.30
  6. Nina Mollin (UNCAN) – 2:15.36
  7. Katie Forrester (MAC) – 2:16.42
  8. Mia West (MANTA) – 2:16.71

Even swimming nearly 4 seconds off her personal best, 15-year-old Summer McIntosh blew away the final heat this morning, posting the top time of prelims with a 2:09.80. McIntosh is the Canadian Record holder in the event after swimming a 2:05.81 last month. The youngster has been phenomenal when it comes to swimming faster in finals at this meet, so we’ll see what she has in store for us tonight.

Notably, Katerine Savard was entered in this event today, but DNS (did not swim) the race. Savard was highly seeded, and has already qualified for World Championships in the women’s 100 fly earlier in the meet.

Mabel Zavaros put together a nice morning swim of 2:12.74 to touch 2nd. Zavaros has a personal best of 2:10.18, which sits less than a second off the FINA ‘A’ cut of 2:09.22.

MEN’S 200 FLY – PRELIMS:

  • World Record – 1:50.73, Kristof Milak, 2019
  • Canadian Record – 1:56.27, Mack Darragh, 2018
  • FINA ‘A’ Standard – 1:56.71

TOP 8 QUALIFIERS:

  1. Michael Andrew Sava (RAMAC) – 2:02.33
  2. Bill Dongfang (ISC) – 2:02.68
  3. Patrick Hussey (PCSC) – 2:03.10
  4. Hayden Ghufran (TSC) – 2:03.25
  5. Benjamin Loewen (CREST) – 2:03.54
  6. Max Malakhovets (ESWIM) – 2:04.01
  7. Adam Wu (SKSC) – 2:04.14
  8. Diego Paz (UOFA) – 2:04.30

In a tightly packed prelims of the men’s 200 fly, Michael Andrew Sava clocked the top time of the morning, touching in 2:02.33. Just like the women’s 200 fly, we saw many junior swimmers make it into the super final for tonight, led by Bill Dongfang, who swam a new personal best of 2:02.68.

WOMEN’S 100 FREE – PRELIMS:

  • World Record – 51.75, Sarah Sjostrom, 2017
  • Canadian Record – 52.59, Penny Oleksiak, 2021
  • FINA ‘A’ Standard – 54.25

TOP 8 QUALIFIERS:

  1. Penny Oleksiak (TSC) – 53.70
  2. Kayla Sanchez (AAC) – 53.88
  3. Taylor Ruck (SCAR) – 55.12
  4. Rebecca Smith (UCSC) – 55.21
  5. Katerine Savard (CAMO) – 55.55
  6. Lilly Daley (MAC) – 55.94
  7. Kamryn Cannings (UCSC) – 56.05
  8. Roxane Lemieux (NN) – 56.20

Penny Oleksiak and Kayla Sanchez didn’t waste an opportunity to put up a fast time. In the first of the circle seeded heats, Sanchez sped to a 53.88, her fastest time of the year so far. That time also sits just off her personal best of 53.12. Oleksiak swam in the final heat, establishing a considerable early lead on the first 50, swimming a 25.81. She managed to keep her stroke together coming home, touching in 53.70, also a personal best and the 5th fastest time in the world this season.

Taylor Ruck, the #2 seed in the event, swam a 55.12 for 3rd this morning. Ruck has been dropping time from prelims to finals so far at this meet, so we’ll look for her to come down and challenge Oleksiak and Sanchez tonight. After a DNS the 200 fly, Katerine Savard swam the 100 free, finishing 5th to comfortably qualify for the super final tonight.

MEN’S 100 FREE – PRELIMS:

  • World Record – 46.91, Cesar Cielo, 2009
  • Canadian Record – 47.27, Brent Hayden, 2009
  • FINA ‘A’ Standard – 48.77

TOP 8 QUALIFIERS:

  1. Josh Liendo (NYAC) – 48.60
  2. Ruslan Gaziev (ESWIM) – 49.11
  3. Yuri Kisil (WS) – 49.19
  4. Finlay Knox (SCAR) – 49.66
  5. Javier Acevedo (MAC) – 49.82
  6. Stephen Calkins (UCSC) – 49.90
  7. Kacper Stokowski (NCS) – 50.18
  8. Edouard Fullum-Huot (PCSC) – 50.53

Josh Liendo looked phenomenal in his race this morning, notably shutting it down on the final 20 meters of the race. After getting out to a 23.02 on the first 50, Liendo kept it going, but around 80 meters in, he slowed his stroke down considerably. The idea of him shutting it down this morning is exciting, since he already cleared the FINA ‘A’ cut of 48.77 and posted the #14 time in the world this year doing so.

Ruslan Gaziev also had a great race this morning to follow up his victory in the 200 free last night. Gaziev clocked a 49.11, finihsing just ahead of Yuri Kisil.

WOMEN’S 50 BREAST – PRELIMS:

  • World Record – 29.30, Benedetta Pilato, 2021
  • Canadian Record – 30.23, Amanda Reason, 2009
  • FINA ‘A’ Standard – 31.22

TOP 8 QUALIFIERS:

  1. Rachel Nicol (UCSC) – 31.29
  2. Sophie Angus (UNCAN) – 31.42
  3. Avery Wiseman (OSC) – 31.47
  4. Alexanne Lepage (VKSC) – 32.23
  5. Regan Rathwell (GO) – 32.26
  6. Hannah Brunzell (NU) – 32.29
  7. Nina Kucheron (SLSC) – 32.30
  8. Alicia L’Archeveque (UCSC) – 32.50

As she did in the women’s 100 breast yesterday, Rachel Nicol led prelims with a 31.29. Sophie Angus, who won the 100 breast in finals last night, swam a 31.42 for 2nd, while Avery Wiseman was 3rd in 31.47. There’s a big gap between the top 3 and the rest of the field this morning. Keep in mind that the stroke 50s are not selection events at this meet, therefore tonight’s results will not have a direct effect on Canada’s World Championships team.

MEN’S 50 BREAST – PRELIMS:

  • World Record – 25.95, Adam Peaty, 2017
  • Canadian Record – 27.45, Scott Dickens, 2009
  • FINA ‘A’ Standard – 27.33

TOP 8 QUALIFIERS:

  1. Apollo Hess (UOFL) – 27.76
  2. Gabe Mastromatteo (KSS) – 28.01
  3. James Dergousoff (UL) – 28.11
  4. Jamie Demers (CHENA) – 28.62
  5. Hugo Lemesle (OTT) – 28.69
  6. Graeme Aylward (TSC) – 29.03
  7. Kameron Brill (CASC) – 29.34
  8. Jonathan Sebastian Cook (PHI) – 29.40

In a great morning performance, Apollo Hess touched in 27.76, just 0.31 seconds off Scott Dickens’ 13-year-old Canadian Record of 27.45. Hess finished 4th in the 100 breast last night, swimming a 1:01.94.

WOMEN’S 50 FREE PARA – PRELIMS:

TOP 8 QUALIFIERS:

  1. Aurelie Rivard (CNQ), SB9 – 28.54
  2. Shelby Newkirk (LASER), SB5 – 34.67
  3. Arianna Hunsicker (UL), SB9 – 29.51
  4. Katarina Roxon (AASC), SB8 – 30.96
  5. Abi Tripp (CNQ), SB7 – 32.57
  6. Tess Routliffe (UL), SB7 – 35.50
  7. Katie Cosgriffe (BAD), SB9 – 30.50
  8. Camille Berube (NG), SB6 – 37.29

MEN’S 50 FREE PARA – PRELIMS:

TOP 8 QUALIFIERS:

  1. Felix Cowan (SAMAK), SB8 – 28.97
  2. Jagdev Gill (UCRO), SB9 – 25.58
  3. Matthew Cabraja (COBRA), SB11 – 29.03
  4. Hunter Helberg (FMSC), SB12 – 28.63
  5. Caleb Arndt (NEW), SB13 – 28.38
  6. Gabriel Martel (BBF), SB11 – 33.05

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Yozhik
2 months ago

To those who like playing with data.
The year of 2017 – new Olympic cycle. Event – W400FR
Li Bingjie -15yo – 4:01.75. As of now pb – 4:01.08
Titmus – 17yo – 4:04.26. As of now pb – 3:56.69
Kesely – 15yo – 4:05.75. As of now pb – 4:01.31

John
Reply to  Yozhik
2 months ago

The womens 400FR was yesterday FYI

Yozhik
Reply to  John
2 months ago

Really?

John
Reply to  Yozhik
2 months ago

I was confused why you brought it up after the fact

Sherry Smit
Reply to  Yozhik
2 months ago

You heard it here first, Summer McIntosh is going to break Ledecky’s WR in the 400, she’s gonna get really close in the 200 Fly, and will smash Katinka’s record in the 400 IM. She has such a Bella Sims type style when she swims (taking each race as an all-out sprint). Such an difficult strategy, but once you master endurance, it’s a superpower!

Snarky
Reply to  Sherry Smit
2 months ago

Smoking too much BC bud…

Yozhik
Reply to  Sherry Smit
2 months ago

Be modester, you are not the first who saying that here.
Sure, why not.
But you will be the first who tell us the secret here: When? 😀

Loss
2 months ago

Interessant!

swimmerfromjapananduk
2 months ago

saw oleksiak and sachez go 53 in the 100, then realised its heats

Last edited 2 months ago by swimmerfromjapananduk
ScovaNotiaSwimmer
2 months ago

Nice morning swims for Penny and Kayla.

If anyone’s wondering, Liendo visibly shut it down so hard in his final 5 metres, he almost went backwards 😂 Excited to see what he does tonight.

Yozhik
2 months ago

Summer McIntosh’s performance at this meet is very puzzling so far. It’s a classic example of half full/empty glass. The optimist will be excited that during in-season time she shows her Olympic form and will expect the firework at major meets of the season later. But pessimist will note that during last 8 months her personal bests hasn’t changed practically. 8 months is huge time period when you are 14. Boys for example are changing their wardrobe completely during 8 months at this age.
Let’s see if the rest of this meet (200fly, 400IM and 800FR) shed more light on this situation.

John
Reply to  Yozhik
2 months ago

She’s 15, lost her coach and has had to train through a nightmare of a pandemic restrictions in Ontario….. let the girl race and have fun.

She’s been building towards these trails since her training block in Florida and breaking the WJR in the 4IM.

None of these swimmers had an eye on WC either as they were just recently announced. Commies has been on the schedule for longer.

NU Swim Fan
Reply to  Yozhik
2 months ago

The fact that you can criticize a 4:01.5 and 1:55.3 for a 15 year old is pretty bold. Let’s see you put up times close to anything she has produced the last 8 months. Also, her 4:29.1 400 IM a few weeks ago? I’d say that’s a huge time drop

Yozhik
Reply to  NU Swim Fan
2 months ago

You people are very aggressive for no reason. Nobody says here that personal bests of Summer McIntosh don’t deserve admiration. Regardless of her age. Moreover I wouldn’t even mention her age talking about her records. Brining age of the swimmer to such conversation makes it only confusing. We have plenty examples of female swimmers who were progressing for years after showing exceptional results at very young age. And we have as many examples that such supernovas began declining very rapidly in a few years after starting of their bright careers. And always when we see a new very young strong performer there would be a question of prediction what case we are dealing now.
Try to understand the point.… Read more »

Last edited 2 months ago by Yozhik
KRB
Reply to  Yozhik
2 months ago

You would even mention her age? That’s exactly what you are doing.

As per your first post: “8 months is huge time period when you are 14”

Canuswim
Reply to  KRB
2 months ago

Exactly. Age is the entire basis of original post. Yozhik you really need to pull yourself together as really starting to scramble. You can do better!

Canuswim
Reply to  Yozhik
2 months ago

You do this all this time with young swimmers and just want a badge of honor to be first to say a swimmer is not improving well enough. Guess what no one goes down to zero! Btw 4:02 at 14 is not going to present a normal drop trajectory of a “typical” early teen swimmer going forward. Thought you would have been able to have at least figured that out? In this case progress can be rather minimal and will still produce international medals. You win the award for predicting bad results so when the time comes comes you can be the first say I told you so. My prediction is you will likely never stop.

John
Reply to  Yozhik
2 months ago

Yozhik – we are not being aggressive at all. These are words and there is some good advice in these replies. Enjoy the racing and relax!

Matterson
Reply to  Yozhik
2 months ago

Hey Yozhik, Summer was only swimming freestyle internationally last summer. Now she’s developing into one of the best medley athletes in the pool, and doing so at a very high level. If that’s not incredible success I don’t know what is!

Walter
Reply to  Yozhik
2 months ago

Please read all the good advice people are giving you and sit back and enjoy the swimming. Whatever happens, it’s doubtful anyone is going to change what they are doing because of your comments. It’s not your problem to solve nonexistent problems. And if you get to say “I told you so” in the future, yay for you.

ScovaNotiaSwimmer
Reply to  Yozhik
2 months ago

No.

Wut
Reply to  Yozhik
2 months ago

Not sure what you mean? Are you expecting her to drop seconds in the 200 free just cause she’s 15? She’s already at 1:55 she’s not going to drop 5 seconds??

Catherine
Reply to  Yozhik
2 months ago

She’s 15 not 14 and a girl not a boy. Girls do not typically have the same kind of growth spurt at that age. I only see a full glass here.

Justin
Reply to  Yozhik
2 months ago

Your comment is so delusional from what path she is headed towards. Her 400m free canadian record was just not good enough for you? I wonder what someone like you is expecting while you sit on your couch watching the live feed?

NJones
Reply to  Yozhik
2 months ago

I was going to chime in wondering if this poster has mixed up his swimmers, but rest of you all have most accurately covered all the rebuttals here! 👍👏

MTK
Reply to  Yozhik
2 months ago

She just popped a 2:05 200fly and 4:29 400IM a month ago…

Were you also expecting 1:53 and 3:57 in the fr events this weekend?

Justin
Reply to  MTK
2 months ago

I think he was expecting new world records tbh…

bob
Reply to  Justin
2 months ago

I would have to say Yozhik,s post is the most moronic post I have ever read on SwimSwam and the most mean spirited also. I’ll surmise Yozhik is a troll from another country other than Canada.

Awsi Dooger
Reply to  bob
2 months ago

You have to understand the situational influence of his posts. He is in perpetual trembling fear of anyone showing up who can threaten Katie Ledecky either directly or indirectly. He doesn’t seem to understand that Ledecky’s legacy is fully established regardless of anything accomplished by Titmus or McIntosh. He was relieved that although Ledecky lost to Titmus at 200 and 400, the 400 world record barely held on in favor of Ledecky. But now he sees McIntosh as an even greater threat to records like that, not to mention the superior range at butterfly and individual medleys.

KRB
Reply to  Yozhik
2 months ago

Puzzling? She has swam a total of 2 finals here. She set a Canadian record in the 400F. And I believe she set a PB in the 200F. And she still has more finals to swim here. Plus she only has to qualify for teams here, so no need to have to set world records in every event.

Already this season, she has had big increases in her PB’s for 400IM and the 200 Fly. I believe they were both junior world records.

So not understanding your commentary about her performance at the meet so far and her PB’s set already this season. She is doing great!

Last edited 2 months ago by KRB
FormerSwimParentofTwo
Reply to  Yozhik
2 months ago

You also have no idea of what here training objectives were for this meet. If the goal is to peak for worlds and not for this meet given that she would qualify easily, she may be training heavy. So far she and her coaches have had an plan, as seen by her swimming only free for Olympics. She has always been a superb flyer but they put her in a position to succeed. And yes, some for some swimmer they hit their peak at 14-15, mine did and having a bunch of adults ask what ‘whats wrong’ never really helped. I doubt she has peaked given all she has done is break a national record. If you want to critique… Read more »

KRB
Reply to  FormerSwimParentofTwo
2 months ago

In one of the interviews on the cbc stream after one of her finals here, she was asked about if she was happy about her time, and she basically said that the time wasn’t really that important to her. So it doesnt really sound like the plan at the trials was to set unbelievable PB’s. She and her team seem very much focused on the process, and the plans they have come up with.

Last edited 2 months ago by KRB
Yozhik
Reply to  FormerSwimParentofTwo
2 months ago

Sorry to disappoint you again with my so called analysis that many consider here the worst take ever. I indeed don’t know how she is training. I don’t know if this meet required a special preparation of her or she didn’t even paid attention to it knowing that there would be no problem to get qualified. And that is what puzzling to me. How to treat those freestyle results. If it was a special preparation for this meet then we see no progress. If it is in her when she is at training mode then at WC something much better can happen should the tapering process adds something to her performance.
It looks like all these predictors and futuretellers… Read more »

Yikes
Reply to  Yozhik
2 months ago

Your takes are always the worst

CanSwim
Reply to  Yozhik
2 months ago

This comment is so bad it’s embarrassing. Absolutely ridiculous.