Kylie Masse Now Owns Five Of The Ten Fastest 100 Back Swims In History


Kylie Masse kicked off the 2019 Canadian Trials with a bang Wednesday morning, posting one of the fastest swims in history in the women’s 100 back prelims.

Masse touched in a time of 58.19, the seventh fastest swim of all-time and the third fastest of her career. At the 2017 World Championships, she was 58.10, which at the time was a new world record, and was also 58.18 there in the semi-finals.

This swim now gives the 23-year-old five of the ten fastest swims in the history of the event. Check out the top-10 below:

  1. Kathleen Baker, 58.00 (2018)
  2. Kylie Masse, 58.10 (2017)
  3. Gemma Spofforth, 58.12 (2009)
  4. Anastasia Fesikova (2009) / Kylie Masse (2017), 58.18
  5. Kylie Masse, 58.19 (2019)
  6. Kylie Masse, 58.21 (2017)
  7. Kylie Masse, 58.22 (2017)
  8. Emily Seebohm, 58.23 (2012)
  9. Emily Seebohm, 58.26 (2015)

The Windsor, Ontario native first broke the Canadian Record at the 2016 Olympic Trials, taking Sinead Russell‘s mark from 2011 of 59.68 down to 59.17 in the prelims and then 59.06 in the final. Including those swims, she’s now been under the previous record 36 times. She also now has the 19 fastest swims ever done by Canadian, with Taylor Ruck ranking second nationally with her 58.97 last year.

This event was fast overall this morning, with Kayla Sanchez (59.82), Jade Hannah (59.92), Ruck (1:00.09), and Madison Broad (1:00.56) all under the FINA ‘A’ cut (1:00.59). Sanchez broke 1:00 for the first time.

For a full recap of this morning’s session, click here.

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Jade Hannah broke a minute at the World Junior Champs in 2017


She went 59.62 for bronze behind Regan Smith and Taylor Ruck


When did Mie Nielsen swim 58.17?

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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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