Kayla Sanchez Hopes Canadian 4×100 Free Relay Will Be Right with US, Australia


Reported by Ben Dornan.


  • Canadian Record: 24.26 – Taylor Ruck (2018)
  • FINA A Standard: 24.77


  1. Kayla Sanchez – 24.66
  2. Sarah Fournier – 25.31
  3. Kylie Masse – 25.54

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.

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1 month ago

Maybe with US, but I doubt with Australia!

Reply to  Ghost
1 month ago

Wait till they choke 😝

Reply to  Hswimmer
1 month ago

Gold medal and world record holders in this event over the past two Olympics….your statement is just so childish.

Reply to  Hswimmer
1 month ago

Yes glad others called it ‘Childish’. If you can only win by hoping someone else chokes.

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Reply to  Hswimmer
1 month ago

When did AUS choke in women’s 4×100 free?

Reply to  Hswimmer
1 month ago

In fact I am amazed what an amazing run the AUS women have had with the Olympic relays….last 12 events, 11 medals (and a fourth) and 6 golds! They have not waivered, choked or had disastrous leg.

1 month ago

The Canadian record holder of 24.26 holds a 24.26?

Reply to  Paza97
1 month ago


SwimFan NU
1 month ago

The first step to doing it is believing you can do it

Reply to  SwimFan NU
1 month ago
1 month ago

Probably not

1 month ago

Interesting, considering that based on the 4 fastest individual times this year, China is actually in 2nd place ahead of the US. China is roughly 3.5 seconds behind Australia and the US is another 0.5 seconds behind China. I think Canada will be closer to GB (they are roughly 1 second behind the US) than the US after tonight, but we’ll see.

Last edited 1 month ago by AnEn
Reply to  AnEn
1 month ago

Don’t forget Sweden and Netherlands, they are also in the mix for a medal

Reply to  Cory
1 month ago

Based on their times this season not really. Netherlands is 2 seconds behind the US in third. Doubt that Sweden will be competitive without Sjöstrom at 100 %, also we haven’t seen much from Coleman this year. Minor medals should be between USA, China and maybe Canada.

Last edited 1 month ago by AnEn
1 month ago

On the blocks they will be

1 month ago

Women’s 4 x 100 meter freestyle relay (Updated)

AUS (2021 Hancock Prospecting Australian Swimming Trials)
McKeon, Emma – 52.35
Campbell, Cate – 52.59
Wilson, Madison – 52.76
Harris, Meg – 52.92
Total – 3:30.62

CHN (2021 Chinese National Championships)
Zhang, Yufei – 52.90
Yang, Junxuan – 53.21
Cheng, Yujie – 53.76
Wu, Quinfeng/Zhu, Menghui – 53.84
Total – 3:33.71

USA (2021 U.S. Olympic Team Trials)
Weitzeil, Abbey – 53.53
Brown, Erika – 53.59
Smoliga, Olivia – 53.63
Hinds, Natalie – 53.84
Total – 3:34.59

CAN (2021 Canadian Olympic Swimming Trials)
Oleksiak, Penny – 52.89
Sanchez, Kayla – 53.77
MacNeil, Margaret – 54.02
Savard, Katerine – 54.51
Total – 3:36.19

Reply to  Smith-King-Huske-Manuel
1 month ago

Canadian add up is wrong = 3:35.19.
Still not near their CAN record, or what we hope they can be, but not as dire as presented here.

1 month ago

If I heard her correctly she said they want to see how close they can get to Australia and to challenge the USA for silver. I’d say that’s pretty realistic.

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