Kylie Masse Breaks Canadian 50 Back Record At U SPORTS Championships


  • Thursday, February 22nd – Saturday, February 24th
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • University of Toronto Athletic Centre
  • Prelims: 10 AM / Finals: 6 PM (EST)
  • SCM (25m)
  • Championship Central
  • Live Results
  • Live Webcast (Finals)
  • Defending Men’s & Women’s Champions: UBC Thunderbirds

Swimming in the first preliminary session of the 2018 U SPORTS Championships in Toronto, reigning world champion Kylie Masse lowered her own national record in the 50 back (SCM).

Masse threw down a blistering time of 26.24, improving upon her previous Canadian Record of 26.34 set at the 2016 SC World Championships in Windsor. She also broke her own meet record of 26.53 set last year, and her U of T pool record of 26.62.

Danielle Hanus of the University of Victoria joined Masse under 27 with a time of 26.95, qualifying her 2nd overall. Last year’s runner-up Ingrid Wilm made it through to the final 4th in 27.70, and freestyle specialist Sandrine Mainville (28.26) qualified 6th.

Masse also swam the 100 fly on day 1, qualifying 1st in a new meet record of 57.67. Last year’s winner Katerine Savard surprisingly missed the A-final, ending up 9th in 1:01.39.

Notably, Olympians Markus Thormeyer and Yuri Kisil competed in the men’s 200 free prelims, qualifying 1-2 in times of 1:46.73 and 1:47.23 respectively. In the women’s 200 free, Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson (1:59.83) qualified 3rd overall while defending champ Savard (2:00.90) made it through in 7th.

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Double Arm Freestyle

For a second I thought it was LCM and I had a heart attack

SwimFan 192

Outstanding when SNC can celebrate speed in a stroke 50!

Coach John

nothing about this on the SNC (swimming canada) site… what are you talking about?

Coach John

nothing on swim canada website… what are you talking about?


Its insane that someone who is a world record holder can STILL be on such an upward progression track. Masse seems to improve every time she swims.

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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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