Kathleen Dawson Lowers Scottish 50 Back Record By Eight Tenths

2016 SHORT COURSE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Scotland’s Kathleen Dawson continues to re-write the national record book here in Windsor, as she broke her own 50 back national record twice today, both in the heats and then tonight in the semi-finals. In the prelims she went 26.84, lowering her old record of 27.23 and advancing safely to the semis tonight.

In the first semi-final she put up a time of 26.44, lowering the record even further. She chopped approximately four tenths off the record in each swim, ultimately taking it down nearly eight tenths. She’ll look to lower it even further tomorrow.

Dawson qualified 7th overall for the final, but isn’t too far out of medal contention as the 3rd place qualifying time sits at 26.29 from Russia’s Mariia Kameneva. Brazil’s Etiene Medeiros is the top qualifer at 26.00.

Dawson has had a successful week, finishing 5th in both the 100 and 200 back, breaking her Scottish Records in both of those races as well.

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About James Sutherland

James Sutherland

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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