2021 CANADIAN OLYMPIC SWIMMING TRIALS
- June 19 – June 23, 2021
- Toronto, Ontario
- Toronto Pan Am Sport Centre
- Long Course Meters (50m)
- Olympic Qualifying Event
- Swimming Canada Olympic Selection Criteria
- Meet Package
- Psych Sheets
- Live results
Reported by Ben Dornan.
WOMEN’S 50 FREESTYLE – FINAL
- Canadian Record: 24.26 – Taylor Ruck (2018)
- FINA A Standard: 24.77
Kayla Sanchez has officially done it. Sanchez swam to victory in the women’s 50 freestyle with a 24.66 to just out-swim the 24.77 FINA A standard and qualify for the Tokyo Olympics.
Sanchez has been a consistent force on the Canadian national team over the past 5 years and has raced at the 2017 World Junior Championships, 2018 Commonwealth Games, the 2019 World Championships, and will now race at the 2020 Olympics.
Sanchez was a bit faster than her own PB in the event of 24.81 which she swam in May of 2021 and was a little bit over the current Canadian record holder of 24.26.
This swam marks a significant checkpoint in Sanchez’s comeback from a major shoulder injury and subsequent surgery in the fall of 2020 which kept her out of the 2020 ISL season.