Kylie Masse Drops 58.6 100 Back At Ontario Provincial Championships

2017 Ontario LC Provincial Championships

While all eyes have been focused on the U.S. World Championship Trials in Indianapolis this week, the Ontario LC Provincial Championships got underway today, with plenty of big names in the mix.

Among them is 2016 Olympic bronze medalist Kylie Masse, who currently sits 1st in the world in the 100 back with her time of 58.21 from the Canadian Trials in April.

Today at the Pan Am Pool in Toronto, Masse had two very impressive swims in the event. After a 59.26 in prelims, she dropped a massive 58.64 to win the final by a wide margin. Though she doesn’t improve her season best, only Australia’s Emily Seebohm (58.62) has been faster than the time she went tonight this year. Masse is currently the leading candidate for gold at the World Championships. We’ll see what the U.S. women have in-store for us tomorrow in this race.

Fellow Olympic bronze medalist Kennedy Goss took 2nd in the event in a time of 1:01.18.

In the men’s event 2016 Olympian Javier Acevedo won decisively in 54.80. Acevedo just missed the semi-finals last year in Rio in this event placing 17th, and will look to improve on that placing this year as he has qualified for the World Championships.

Another strong swim from a 2017 World Championship team member came in the men’s 50 free, where Alex Loginov won in 22.91 over Toronto Swim Club teammate Scott McGillivray. Loginov was 22.24 in April when he qualified for Budapest.

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5 years ago

I think we can see 2, maybe 3 women under the 58.0 mark this summer.

bobo gigi
5 years ago

Kylie Masse is in world record mode this year.
We’ll see if Kathleen Baker can respond.

Reply to  bobo gigi
5 years ago

or Hannah Stevens

Michael Kenny
5 years ago

It’s great to see Canadian swimmers making headlines.

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James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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