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
4 years ago

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 Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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