2017 CANADIAN SWIMMING TRIALS
- April 6-9
- Victoria, BC
- Saanich Commonwealth Place
- Long Course (50m)
- Meet Central
- Psych Sheet
- World Championship Selection Criteria
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- Day 1 Finals Heat Sheet
- Day 1 Finals Scratches
- Session Timelines
- Live Results
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After a scintillating swim this morning in 58.42, a time that set broke her own national record, Kylie Masse did it again in finals, clocking 58.21 to become the 3rd fastest performer and post the 3rd fastest performance in history and the fastest ever in a textile suit.
Masse’s swim moves her past Emily Seebohm and Missy Franklin for the #3 spot on the all-time list, now only trailing British world record holder Gemma Spofforth and Russia’s Anastasia Fesikova. Masse moved past Hungary’s Olympic champ Katinka Hosszu this morning with her swim of 58.42.
Both Spofforth and Fesikova had their swims during the super-suit era in 2009. Along with the Canadian Record and fastest textile time ever, the swim breaks Franklin’s America’s Record.
All-Time Performers, Women’s 100 Back
- Gemma Spofforth, GBR, 58.12 (2009)
- Anastasia Fesikova, RUS, 58.18 (2009)
- Kylie Masse, CAN, 58.21 (2017)
- Emily Seebohm, AUS, 58.23 (2012)
- Missy Franklin, USA, 58.33 (2012)
- Katinka Hosszu, HUN, 58.45 (2016)
- Aya Terakawa, JPN, 58.70 (2013)
- Mie Nielsen, DEN, 58.73 (2016)
- Madison Wilson, AUS, 58.75 (2015)*
- Kathleen Baker, USA, 58.75 (2016)*
Masse was out slightly faster than the morning in 28.38, compared to 28.43, but stormed home sixteen one-hundredths faster than her 29.99 this morning in 29.83 to post the earth shattering time. She now has to be considered the favorite in this event heading into the 2017 World Championships.
Masse will look to add to her event schedule for Budapest later in the meet in the 200 back and 200 IM, and will also contest the 50 back which isn’t a selection event at the Trials.
Hilary Caldwell and Dominique Bouchard ended up tying for 2nd behind Masse in 1:00.25, both getting under the ‘A’ standard, but Caldwell earned the spot on the team as the tie-breaker is the prelim swim.