Brittany Maclean Scores Second National Record Of Trials In 200 Free


After winning the 400 free in a new national record on the opening night of the trials, Etobicoke’s Brittany Maclean got another tonight in the 200 free, touching in 1:56.94 for the win.

Maclean takes out the previous national record of 1:56.97 set by Genevieve Saumur in 2009. Maclean improves her personal best of 1:57.20 which she set in 2014 at the Commonwealth Games.

Maclean was very conservative the opening 50, but accelerated throughout the race, closing in a swift 29.75 to secure the win and the record. Maclean won the NCAA title in this event a few weeks ago.

15 year-old Penny Oleksiak also qualifies for Rio in this event, touching 2nd in 1:57.59, under the standard of 1:58.96. Also qualifying for the relay will be Katerine Savard (1:58.17) and Kennedy Goss (1:58.26).

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Steve Hulford

Canadian Olympic medalists from 84′ Sandy Goss and Alex Baumann both had kids who made the Olympic team on the same night. That must be a first.

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James formerly competed for the Laurentian Voyageurs in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in February of 2018, placing 11th at the OUA Championships in the 200 IM, and graduated with a bachelor's degree in economics in May. He …

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