2016 SHORT COURSE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
- December 6th – December 11th, 2016
- Windsor, Ontario, Canada
- WFCU Centre
- SCM (25m)
- Prelims: 9:30 AM EST/Finals: 6:30 PM EST
- Start Lists/Results
- Live Stream ($)
Canada’s Javier Acevedo led off tonight’s mixed medley relay in a time of 23.58, breaking the Canadian Record in the 50 back. The previous record had stood for 15 years at 23.90, posted by Riley Janes set at the 2000 NCAA Championships. Acevedo then tied that time at a time trial meet in December of last year.
He also broke the FINA imposed Junior World Record of 23.71. He is the first junior swimmer to dip below that mark since Junior World Records began being recorded in the 25m pool at the beginning of 2015.
Acevedo just missed the semi-finals in the same event this morning, clocking a time of 24.11 for 18th place. He led off the same relay this morning in 24.01. Canada wound up 5th in the final of the relay in 1:38.98, just five one-hundredths shy of the 4th place Chinese and half a second back of the bronze medal winners from Japan.
Along with relays, Acevedo still has the 200 back on his schedule. He finished 13th in the 100 back semis on day 1 in a best time of 51.16, and swam an anchor leg of 47.31 on Canada’s 400 free relay that placed 7th.