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


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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That Canadian record in the 200 better watch out…

Coach Mike 1952

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”?


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


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.


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


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


love it


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


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

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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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