2018 U SPORTS SWIMMING 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.