2017 CANADIAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TRIALS
- April 6-9
- Victoria, BC
- Saanich Commonwealth Place
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A total of nine swimmers booked their ticket to Budapest on day 1 of the Canadian Swimming Trials, including eight females.
The first four qualifiers came in the women’s 200 free, where Katerine Savard stormed to victory in 1:57.13, just off of Brittany Maclean‘s national record of 1:56.94. Mary-Sophie Harvey earned an individual berth in 2nd, and Kayla Sanchez and Rebecca Smith were quick enough to earn relay berths.
The combined time of the top-four, minus 1.5 seconds, had to come in at 7:53.43 to qualify the top-four girls. They were well under that mark, coming in at 7:50.31. Kennedy Goss also got under the ‘A’ standard in 5th, but misses out on a spot on the team. Taylor Ruck surprisingly was off form and finished 8th in the final.
The women’s 200 breast saw Olympic finalist Kierra Smith (2:24.36) and Ashley McGregor (2:25.32) both get under the standard and qualify for the team. McGregor noted in the post-race interview that this was her first time on the national team since 2010.
The women continued to steal the show into the 100 back, as Kylie Masse threw down a time of 58.21, the fastest ever swim in a textile and the 3rd fastest swim ever. It was also a Canadian Record and an Americas Record.
Behind her, Hilary Caldwell and Dominique Bouchard tied for 2nd in 1:00.25, both under the ‘A’ standard. To break the tie they went to the prelim swims, where Caldwell was faster so she earns a spot on the team.
In the last male event of the night, Javier Acevedo became the first guy on the team clocking a best of 53.64 to win the 100 back and get under the standard of 54.06. He was just 0.01 shy of the eight-year-old Canadian Record.
Despite only one qualification, there were some strong swims on the men’s side including Eli Wall winning the 200 breast in a best time of 2:12.26, and Markus Thormeyer emerging with a win in the 200 free in 1:48.33.
Canadian Worlds Team (thru day 1)
- Katerine Savard (200 free)
- Mary-Sophie Harvey (200 free)
- Kayla Sanchez (4×200 free relay)
- Rebecca Smith (4×200 free relay)
- Kierra Smith (200 breast)
- Ashley McGregor (200 breast)
- Kylie Masse (100 back)
- Hilary Caldwell (100 back)
- Javier Acevedo (100 back)