Kathleen Dawson Lowers Scottish 50 Back Record By Eight Tenths


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 formerly competed for the Laurentian Voyageurs in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in February of 2018, placing 11th at the OUA Championships in the 200 IM, and graduated with a bachelor's degree in economics in May. He …

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