Canadian Roster Update Day 3: Oleksiak, Angus, Gaziev Added to World Champ Team

2022 CANADIAN SWIMMING TRIALS

Four more swimmers etched their names, tentatively, on the Canadian 2022 FINA World Championships roster tonight during the Canadian Swimming Trials in Victoria, British Columbia.

As a reminder, here are the qualification rules:

Canadian World Championship and Commonwealth Games Selection Procedures

The first event of the night was the 50 fly, where Kylie Masse won the women’s race and Alexandre Perreault took the men’s. the stroke 50s (fly, back, breast) at these championships are not selection events, so now roster additions were made off the 50 fly.

Then, Sophie Angus won the women’s 100 breast in 1:07.60, a new personal best, but narrowly missed the FINA ‘A’ cut of 1:07.43. Angus was well under the ‘B’ cut, however, and per the selection procedure Priority 3, she should still end up being named to the World Champs roster at a later date.

James Dergousoff won the men’s 100 breast in 1:01.30, but was well off any of the selection time standards.

The most anticipated event of the night, the women’s 200 free, saw the top 6 finishers touch under the FINA ‘A’ cut of 1:58.66. Leading the way was 15-year-old Summer McIntosh, who won in 1:55.39 to add a 2nd (and 3rd, if counting the 4×200 free relay) event to her World Champs lineup. McIntosh also auto qualified for Canada’s Commonwealth Games roster with the swim, dipping under Swimming Canada’s ‘A’ standard of 1:55.74.

Penny Oleksiak was 2nd in 1:57.01, earning the 2nd roster spot in the 200 free for World Champs, marking her first event qualification for the meet. Taylor Ruck and Kayla Sanchez, finishing 3rd (1:57.60) and 4th (1:57.61) will almost certainly be named to the World Champs 4×200 free relay in the event.

Ruslan Gaziev and Finlay Knox put up career bests in the men’s 200 free tonight, but both fell short of the FINA ‘A’ cut. Gaziev was well under the ‘B’ cut, and per Priority 3 selection procedure, he will be named to the World Champs roster.

PROJECTED CANADIAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS ROSTER:

Women:

Men:

SWIMMERS QUALIFIED FOR COMMONWEALTH GAMES SELECTION PRIORITY 1 (UNDER CANADIAN “A” STANDARD)

Women:

Men:

SWIMMERS QUALIFIED FOR COMMONWEALTH GAMES SELECTION PRIORITIES 2-4

Women:

 

Men:

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ScovaNotiaSwimmer
5 months ago

Why is Eric Brown listed but not Gaziev, when they are both under the B cut but not the A cut?

Mediocre Swammer
Reply to  ScovaNotiaSwimmer
5 months ago

A country can bring two swimmers if they’re both under the A cut. If not, they can bring one swimmer who is under the B cut.

ScovaNotiaSwimmer
Reply to  Mediocre Swammer
5 months ago

I meant, why is Brown listed for the 800 but Gaziev is not listed for the 200? They both have B cuts in those events.

Hank
5 months ago

Summer McIntosh will podium at Worlds. very possibly win Gold.

Meow
5 months ago

Does making the team with a B cut depend on the size of the Canadian team’s roster or is it more like NCAAs and depends on the event specifically?