Kylie Masse Takes Down Pan Pacs 100 Back Meet Record in 58.29


Canada’s Kylie Masse took over half a second off the Pan Pacific Championship meet record Friday morning, becoming the top qualifier for finals.

Masse split 28.27/30.03 for a final time of 58.29, way under Emily Seebohm‘s previous record of 58.84 from 2014. Masse, the former world record holder, will go head-to-head with No. 2 qualifier and current world record holder Kathleen Baker, who was 58.41, Friday night. Seebohm was third out of prelims with a 58.79, also under her previous record, and 16-year-old Regan Smith was fourth in 59.27.

Masse’s performance was the tenth-fastest of all-time, and she owns five of the ten fastest swims in history.

Baker set her world record of 58.00 at the 2018 Phillips 66 National Championships two weeks ago; Masse’s prior world record stood at 58.10.


Fastest Performances Ever: Women’s 100 Back
1 Kathleen Baker 58.00
2 Kylie Masse 58.10
3 Gemma Spoffort 58.12
4 Anastasia Fesikova 58.18
5 Kylie Masse 58.18
6 Kylie Masse 58.21
7 Kylie Masse 58.22
8 Emily Seebohm 58.23
9 Emily Seebohm 58.26
10 Kylie Masse 58.29

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Torrey is from Oakland, CA, and majors in media studies and American studies at Claremont McKenna College, where she swims distance freestyle for the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps team. Outside of SwimSwam, she has bylines at Yahoo Sports, SB Nation, and The Student Life newspaper.

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