2024 Canadian Open: Day 4 Finals Live Recap


The last finals session of the 2024 Canadian Open in Toronto will feature the women’s and men’s 200 IM, 50 free, 200 breast, as well as the fastest timed final heats of the women’s 800 free and men’s 1500 free. Para-athletes will also contest in the finals of the women’s and men’s 50 free and 200 IM along with women’s para 150 IM.


  • Women’s 200 IM
  • Men’s 200 IM
  • Women’s para 50 free
  • Men’s para 50 free
  • Women’s 50 free
  • Men’s 50 free
  • Women’s para 200 IM
  • Men’s para 200 IM
  • Women’s para 150 IM
  • Women’s 200 breast
  • Men’s 200 breast
  • Women’s 800 free (fastest heat)
  • Men’s 1500 free (fastest heat)

Among the evening’s top seeds include Summer McIntosh (women’s 200 IM), Collyn Gagne (men’s 200 IM), tied top seed training-mates Delia Lloyd and Sylvia Statkevicius (women’s 50 free), Croatia’s Jere Hribar (men’s 50 free), Kelsey Wog (women’s 200 breast), and teenager Jordan Willis (men’s 200 breast).

Keep an eye on 200 IM national record holder Finlay Knox, not in the aforementioned event, but in “off-events” 50 free (#8) and 200 breast (#6).


  • Canadian Record: 2:06.89, Summer McIntosh (2023)
  • 2024 Olympic Qualifying Time: 2:11.47
  1. Summer McIntosh (SYS), 2:08.19 *OQT
  2. Ashley McMillan (GO), 2:12.85
  3. Ella Jansen (HPCO), 2:12.97
  4. Danielle Hanus (RAPID), 2:14.87
  5. Mabel Zavaros (MAC), 2:15.82
  6. Madison Kryger (BROCK), 2:18.61
  7. Kamila Blanchard (PCSC), 2:19.08
  8. Maya Bezanson (ESWIM), 2:19.75
  9. Laila Oravsky (BTSC), 2:20.33
  10. Leah Tigert (TSC), 2:21.30

After the original prelims top seed, Mary-Sophie Harvey, bowed out of finals, it was even more clear water for Summer McIntosh. Splitting 26.84/32.15/38.87/30.33, McIntosh swam 2:08.19 to easily win the women’s 200 IM. McIntosh owns a season best of 2:07.16 from January, which ranks 2nd in the world this season.

In a tight race for second, Ashley McMillan held off Ella Jansen by 0.12s, 2:12.85 to 2:12.97


  • Canadian Record: 1:56.64, Finlay Knox (2024)
  • 2024 Olympic Qualifying Time: 1:57.94
  1. Collyn Gagne (LOSC), 2:02.25
  2. Blake Tierney (GOLD), 2:04.54
  3. Jordi Vilchez (BTSC), 2:04.91
  4. Owen Ekk (ATAC), 2:07.36
  5. Jacob Gallant (FAST), 2:07.48
  6. Raben Dommann (HPCV), 2:07.84
  7. Carter Scheffel (BRANT), 2:08.02
  8. Lucas Morin (CAMO), 2:08.91
  9. Nicholas Bennett (RDCSC), 2:09.90
  10. Elijah Daley (ESWIM), 2:11.47

Dropping over a second to decisively win the men’s 200 IM A-final was Collyn Gagne at 2:02.25.

Coming in second was Blake Tierney at 2:04.54, with Jordi Vilchez touching less than fourth-tenths behind at 2:04.91.


  • Canadian Para S14 Record: 29.19, Angela Marina (2019)
  • Canadian Para S7 Record: 33.60, Danielle Dorris (2022)
  • Canadian Para S6 Record: 33.36, Shelby Newkirk (2023)
  • Canadian Para S4 Record: 51.95, Tammy Cunnington (2017)
  1. Yang Tan (OAK), S7 – 32.82 (992 points) *S7 Para Record
  2. Emma Van Dyk (BROCK), S14 – 31.73 (684 points)
  3. Ruby Stevens (RCAQ), S6 – 41.61 (562 points)
  4. Jordan Tucker (RCAQ), S4 – 54.64 (445 points)

Punching in a new women’s S7 class Canadian Para record in the 50 free was Yang Tan, dropping from 33.99 this morning to 32.82 to easily take down the 2022 record of 33.60.

S14 Emma Van Dyk had a small drop from prelims to place second overall at 31.73 and 684 points.


  • Canadian Para S8 Record: 27.63, Felix Cowan (2022)
  1. Edward Major-Gingras (EBSC), S8 – 32.86 (588 points)

Edward Major-Gingras swam a nice time drop from prelims to punch in a faster finals effort. Major-Gingras touched the wall tonight at 32.86, which rattled his morning effort of 33.41.


  • Canadian Record: 24.26, Taylor Ruck (2018)
  • 2024 Olympic Qualifying Time: 24.70
  1. Delia Lloyd (ESWIM), 25.53
  2. Sylvia Statkevicius (ESWIM), 25.65
  3. Ainsley McMurray (CSLA), 25.83
  4. Danielle Hanus (RAPID), 25.87
  5. Mia West (MANTA), 25.99
  6. Anna Hadjiloizou (GTCH), 26.13
  7. Isabella Ekk (ATAC), 26.23
  8. Jenna Walters (GMAC), 26.36
  9. Teegan Vander Leek (EKSC), 26.43
  10. Julia Ebli (TSC), 26.62

Delia Lloyd overwhelmed teammate Sylvia Statkevicius to get the finals win by 0.13s, 25.53 to 25.65.

Maintaining her third place position to hold off 4th-place finisher Danielle Hanus was Ainsley McMurray, snagging the bronze 25.83 to 25.87 over Hanus.


  • Canadian Record: 21.61, Josh Liendo (2022)
  • 2024 Olympic Qualifying Time: 21.96
  1. Jere Hribar (LSU), 21.94 *OQT
  2. Luka Cvetko (ND), 22.72
  3. Liam Weaver (CASC), 22.84
  4. Javier Acevedo (AJAX), 22.90
  5. Justin Baker (NYAC), 23.13
  6. Thomas Pratsch (CASC), 23.32
  7. Yousuf Almatrooshi (UAESF), 23.39
  8. Albert Bouley (CREST)/Owen Guyn (LASC), 23.71
  9. John Kroll (MACC), 23.77

Dropping 0.03s from prelims but the one one-hundredth needed to automatically qualify for the Paris Olympics was Croatia’s Jere Hribar, valiantly clocking in a 21.94 personal best.

Countrymate Luka Cvetko came in second at 22.72, just 0.12s over Liam Weaver (22.90).


  • Canadian Para SM14 Record: 2:36.48, Angela Marina (2022)
  • Canadian Para SM7 Record: 2:56.98, Tess Routliffe (2024)
  • Canadian Para SM5 Record: 4:30.74, Alisson Gobeil (2023)
  1. Angela Marina (BRANT), SM14 – 2:36.63 (772 points)
  2. Yang Tan (OAK), SM7 – 3:17.88 (746 points)
  3. Emma Van Dyk (BROCK), SM14 – 2:45.59 (665 points)
  4. Jessica Tinney (AJAX), SM5 – 4:30.46 (513 points) *S5 Para Record

Taking the women’s Para 200 IM win was Angela Marina, touching in at 2:36.63, just off her own SM14 class national Para record of 2:36.48.

Jessica Tinney also set a Canadian Para record for the SM5 class, clocking in 4:30.46 to just dip under the former 4:30.74 record.


  • Canadian Para SM13 Record: 2:14.86, Nicolas-Guy Turbide (2019)
  1. Caleb Arndt (NEW), SM13 – 2:35.65 (595 points)

Caleb Arndt dropped over 17 seconds from prelims this morning to solidly solo-swim a 2:35.65, inching himself closer to the class Para record.


  • Canadian Para SM4 Record: 3:27.45, Joelle Rivard (1996)
  1. Jordan Tucker (RCAQ), SM4 – 3:46.17 (525 points)

Jordan Tucker repped the SM4 class in the women’s Para 150 IM with her finals effort of 3:46.17.


  • Canadian Record: 2:20.12, Annamay Pierse (2009)
  • 2024 Olympic Qualifying Time: 2:23.91
  1. Kelsey Wog (UMAN), 2:24.91
  2. Sophie Angus (HPCO), 2:28.53
  3. Kamila Blanchard (PCSC), 2:32.04
  4. Ella Jansen (HPCO), 2:33.47
  5. Sydney Winokur (NYAC), 2:36.69
  6. Halle West (MANTA), 2:36.71
  7. Kesa Taivassalo (MAC), 2:37.13
  8. Caroline Largen (MACC), 2:37.80
  9. Madison Hartway (SYS), 2:37.90
  10. Paige Banton (SSAT), 2:39.46

Kelsey Wog came in for the dominant women’s 200 breast A-final win at 2:24.91, a mere second off the automatic Olympic qualifying standards of 2:23.91.

In for second place also under 2:30 was Sophie Angus at 2:28.53. Coming in third was Kamila Blanchard at 2:32.04, holding off Ella Jansen (2:33.47).


  • Canadian Record: 2:08.84, Mike Brown (2008)
  • 2024 Olympic Qualifying Time: 2:09.68
  1. Jordan Willis (MACC), 2:13.26
  2. Finlay Knox (SCAR), 2:14.93
  3. Justice Migneault (HPCV), 2:16.14
  4. Lorne Wigginton (HPCO), 2:16.60
  5. Kristaps Mikelsons (LAT), 2:16.97
  6. Apollo Hess (HPCO), 2:17.84
  7. Brodie Khajuria (AJAX), 2:20.73
  8. Kiet Kong (MAC), 2:21.40
  9. Benjamin Cescon (CREST), 2:21.47

17-year-old Jordan Willis (2:13.26) touched way ahead of 200 IM World champion Finlay Knox (2:14.93) to easily take the men’s 200 breast win.

In the race for third, Justice Migneault touched 0.54s ahead of Lorne Wigginton for bronze, 2:16.14 to 2:16.60.


  • Canadian Record: 8:11.39, Summer McIntosh (2024)
  • 2024 Olympic Qualifying Time: 8:26.71
  1. Emma O’Croinin (HPCV), 8:54.68
  2. Laila Oravsky (BTSC), 8:57.83
  3. Peyton Leigh (BROCK), 9:00.75
  4. Helena Sava (RAMAC), 9:01.79
  5. Lydia Hart (PCSC), 9:09.22
  6. Kaitlyn Besner (PCSC), 9:12.76
  7. Paige Stepanoff (TSC), 9:12.87
  8. Mia Thomas (ESWIM), 9:13.16
  9. Raphaelle Tremblay (LMRL), 9:15.23
  10. Mariana Cabezas Garzon (ESWIM), 9:16.88

Emma O’Croinin paced ahead of Laila Oravsky to easily take the last individual women’s final, the 800 free. O’Croinin and Oravsky both swam under the 9:00 barrier, with O’Croinin and Oravsky swimming 8:54.68 and 8:57.83 respectively.

Coming in third at 9:00.75 was Peyton Leigh, just ahead of Helena Sava‘s 9:01.79 fourth-place effort.


  • Canadian Record: 14:39.63, Ryan Cochrane (2012)
  • 2024 Olympic Qualifying Time: 15:00.99
  1. Max Vorobiev (MAC), 15:45.52
  2. Zachary McLeod (WDSC), 16:01.12
  3. Mark Van Eybergen (ACS), 16:02.20
  4. William Debroux (BTSC), 16:05.52
  5. Hunter Payne (BRANT), 16:06.01
  6. Guiliaume Lord (MUST), 16:07.25
  7. Mateusz Powalowski (MSSAC), 16:29.26
  8. Riley Carswell (WEST), 16;31.99
  9. Xavier Lavoie (NG), 16:35.18
  10. Marc-Olivier Lecavalier (SAMAK), 16:37.44

Closing the meet out in a dominant 15-plus second winning margin was Max Vorobiev, clocking the only sub-16 minute swim at 15:45.52.

Filing in not too far part for the top three were Zachary McLeod (16:01.12) and Mark Van Eybergen (16:02.20).

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1 month ago

Something has to be done with this meet until next year. If it’s not for Summer, Maggie and few more (mainly) girls, the inaugural one would be completely strange for a national championship level meet. 2:13.85 making final in men IM?! 7 people scratching from 200 men finals?! etc. etc.

Reply to  Sceptic
1 month ago

Ultimately it’s just a mid-season meet, there are not much stakes involved, was there even prize money? Most of the swimmers training abroad won’t come back to attend, especially with the NCAA just a few weeks before and a concurrent pro series happening in the US. Even the University of Calgary swim club decided to send their swimmers to the Mission Viejo meet instead of this.

Reply to  Sceptic
1 month ago

The meet is going to crater. It feels like they took the Aussie model of Nationals one month out before Trials. It moves to Edmonton for the next 3 years iirc, people aren’t going out of their way to fly there in April.

Reply to  Jesh
1 month ago

This meet is fixed in April (and reduced to 3 days) in Edmonton for the next 4 years, while trials timing moves (June in 2025, July in 2026, June in 27 and 28). Short course nationals 3 day meet in mid August.

No more Easterns or Westerns in March

New provincial plans are coming out, including Ontario which has moved the summer championship to July for all ages.

It will be interesting to see how all of this is going to work and serve the various needs of senior and development performance levels.

Reply to  Sceptic
1 month ago

This was a transition year. I think this meet was probably challenged because of the fact that Easterns and Westerns being so close in timing would have drawn attendance from the Open. I think I read somewhere that SC was requiring attendance at 3 national level meets a year for carded swimmers so that will help with some of the head scratching locations going forward. As will the fact that most of the national meets will be designated qualifying for something International. I do think given the costs of flights, hotels etc etc and the overall costs of the sport, choices are going to significantly hamper non local attendance at even National meets going forward.

Reply to  Oldswimdad
1 month ago

There is very little overlap between this meet and Easterns/Westerns. The qualifying times are much faster, no junior qualifying times and few bonus swims. I would guess the typical high caliber but non national team swimmer would have fewer events than at trials, and trials at least has time trials in other events for attendees.

The small number of qualified swimmers was reflected by the less than full finals in several events, including a single swimmer in the B final of M 400IM. This will seemingly need to change for the meet to be a success, especially outside of the major population centres.

1 month ago

After her big PB yesterday Summer’s probably a lock for the prelim swim in the medley relay.

Reply to  Troyy
1 month ago

You think so? She’ll definitely be top 2?

Although yeah actually I would think Canada will try to load her up with medals so they’ll probably want her to get the freebie

Reply to  Sub13
1 month ago

Actually the trials schedule is pretty nasty with 400 free and 100 fly in the same session but if she manages the double okay she should get top two because her untapered PB is faster than Savard’s PB which she hasn’t been near for years.

Reply to  Troyy
1 month ago

Unllikely. Her team has always been quite conservative with her and managing her number of events so she doesnt get fatigued (granted, that was partially due to her age). And they always seem to use a number of different swimmers to help increase those that get awarded a medal. If they don’t have a second strong swimmer, they will just use Maggie in the prelims as I doubt she is swimming s bunch of individual events.

Last edited 1 month ago by KRB
peter robinson
1 month ago

One women team

Reply to  peter robinson
1 month ago

Maggie and Summer

Reply to  peter robinson
1 month ago

Stupidest comment of the day.

1 month ago

200 IM was underwhelming. Wish some studs swam it

1 month ago

Well that wasn’t as quick as expected.

Reply to  Troyy
1 month ago

Weelll it was still pretty quick.

Reply to  snailSpace
1 month ago

It was but still … maybe i’m just being greedy.

Reply to  Troyy
1 month ago

Understandable with Summer; she spoiled us last year – but at the same time, learning to pace herself better is a good thing.

Last edited 1 month ago by snailSpace
Reply to  Troyy
1 month ago

1.30 seconds off her PB in early April? I’d have to disagree, that’s a great time by almost any conceivable metric, especially given that it was her 12th race in 4 days (again, in-season).

200FR – 99.50% of PB (fresh on the first Final of the meet)
200IM – 98.99% of PB (6th Final of the meet)

Last edited 1 month ago by SwimmerFan99
1 month ago

McIntosh 2:08.19

1 month ago

I don’t get it is the live stream on USA swimming again ? Wrong meet never mind

Last edited 1 month ago by Derp
Reply to  Derp
1 month ago

This made me lol, I’m now imagining USA Swimming livestreaming the Canadian Open

canada clears
1 month ago

Harvey scratched out of 2IM

Reply to  canada clears
1 month ago

The McIntosh effect

Reply to  canada clears
1 month ago

perhaps that was the plan and that’s why she took it out fast this morning.

Reply to  CanuckSwimFan
1 month ago

Just hope she is not injured. She has competed a lot over the last couple of months.

Reply to  CanuckSwimFan
1 month ago

Her Instagram makes it seem as though that was the plan. She’s already at the airport to go back to Quebec.

Reply to  CanuckSwimmer
1 month ago

She’s on her way to Florida. Presumably for the last big training block.

Reply to  ScovaNotiaSwimmer
1 month ago

Who is she training with in Florida?

Bo Swims
Reply to  Swimfan
1 month ago

My guess is either her CAMO club or a Quebec select team.

Reply to  ScovaNotiaSwimmer
1 month ago

Yes, you are correct.

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