Kylie Masse Posts Fastest Textile, 3rd Fastest Ever 100 BK In 58.21

2017 CANADIAN SWIMMING TRIALS

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

  1. Gemma Spofforth, GBR, 58.12 (2009)
  2. Anastasia Fesikova, RUS, 58.18 (2009)
  3. Kylie Masse, CAN, 58.21 (2017)
  4. Emily Seebohm, AUS, 58.23 (2012)
  5. Missy Franklin, USA, 58.33 (2012)
  6. Katinka Hosszu, HUN, 58.45 (2016)
  7. Aya Terakawa, JPN, 58.70 (2013)
  8. Mie Nielsen, DEN, 58.73 (2016)
  9. Madison Wilson, AUS, 58.75 (2015)*
  10. 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.

 

 

 

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Swim4
5 years ago

Did she swim it in that blue aquablade?

Sparkle
Reply to  Swim4
5 years ago

Yes, and she also wore that hat instead of a cap

carlo
5 years ago

Swimming only the 100 back individually could help her break the wr. Katinka hosszu swims a lot of events. Both Emily seebohm and missy Franklin swim both 100 and 200 back. So she could be fresh enough to break the world record.

SwimGeek
Reply to  carlo
5 years ago

Um, I don’t think Missy has to worry about swimming multiple events at Worlds (or any events)

IMs for days
Reply to  SwimGeek
5 years ago

Franklin has had surgery on her shoulders, so Budapest is probably put of the picture

ERVINFORTHEWIN
Reply to  SwimGeek
5 years ago

thats right – In Barcelona , she was nearly untouchable in each race she went in . Her relays splits were blazingly fast .

Prickle
Reply to  carlo
5 years ago

Yeah the event selection will be tough task for Hosszu now. 100back interferes with 200IM and 200 free. It is hard to say now where Hosszu has more chances for podium: at 100back or 200 free.

Prickle
5 years ago

Excellent performance by Kylie Masse. That is what we call a relentless spirit. She is just 8 month younger than Melissa Franklin but her way to the world record is remarkable: from nobody in 2012 with her 1:05.48 to the Queen Of Backstroke in 5 years.
Congratulations.

Bonazananolopolous
5 years ago

Canadian women are DOMINATING the world entirely

E Gamble
Reply to  Bonazananolopolous
5 years ago

Especially Genie Bouchard

Prickle
Reply to  Bonazananolopolous
5 years ago

It’s hard to argue with such statement. Even the great swimmer like Cate Campbell with her in-season time would be only third at 200free Canadian WC trial competition. Now I understand what stands behind her decision to skip World Championships this year.

ERVINFORTHEWIN
Reply to  Bonazananolopolous
5 years ago

Wait until the Us trials are over … we will have this conversation again

Swimnerd
Reply to  ERVINFORTHEWIN
5 years ago

We can let other countries have their moment. We’re still in need of a legit butterflier for the summer on the women’s side so lets calm down on the WE DOMINATE EVERYTHING conversation

Zanna
5 years ago

Why does Maddy Wilson and Kathleen Baker has an asterick by their names?

Boknows34
Reply to  Zanna
5 years ago

Their times are identical so it should really say equal 9th instead of 10th beside Baker.

Coach Mike 1952
5 years ago

Congratulations Kylie. wonderful, amazing swim. I believe there is a mis-statement above: “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.” How can a Canadian break an American record? Perhaps you mean to say “the swim is faster than Franklin’s American record”?

Uberfan
Reply to  Coach Mike 1952
5 years ago

AMERICAS not american there are countries in the western hemisphere not called United States

Moneyman
Reply to  Uberfan
5 years ago

Indeed, you’ve got your North America, which I’m always a little surprised to remember includes Mexico, which seems to be a better fit in Central America in the sense that it’s not borne out of British colonialism and chock full of affluent white folks. Then you’ve got your Central America which gets a bit of a short shrift in terms of landmass and population compared to the other two but it sure is lush around there. Then you’ve got your South America hanging out around below the equator.

In other news, holy smokes what’s Kylie Masse’s ceiling? Her times have been dropping like crazy over the past couple of years.

Ben
Reply to  Uberfan
5 years ago

Exactly. The America’s record represents the fastest time ever swam by anyone from the continents of North, Central and South America.

Prickle
Reply to  Ben
5 years ago

Is it a new geographic classification? Never heard of Central America continent.

ERVINFORTHEWIN
Reply to  Prickle
5 years ago

love it

KYFAN
5 years ago

That Canadian record in the 200 better watch out…

About James Sutherland

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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