Brittany Maclean Scores Second National Record Of Trials In 200 Free

2016 CANADIAN OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC TRIALS

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 is currently a university swimmer for the Laurentian Voyageurs in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. He is studying economics. Along with swimming, he also loves hockey. He's in his 14th season as a competitive swimmer. Best Times - SCM (LCM) 50 FR - 24.56 (25.12) 100 FR - 53.58 (56.70) 200 FR - 1:56.07 (2:04.29) 1500 …

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