Savard Breaks Canadian Record In The 100 Butterfly In A Time Of 57.27

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Canadian record holder Katerine Savard had a tremendous summer in 2013 winning the 100 butterfly and collecting a silver in the 50 butterfly at the 2013 Universiade in Kazan. She went on to set a new Canadian record in the 100 butterfly preliminaries in Barcelona posting a 57.31, ultimately finishing fifth.

Tonight at the Canadian Trials Savard broke her own Canadian record winning the women’s 100 butterfly in a time of 57.27, the second fastest time done in the world this year.

  • Barcelona – 26.67/57.31 (30.64)
  • Victoria – 26.68/57.27 (30.59)

Audrey Lacroix finished in second in a time of 58.69 while Noemie Thomas finished third in a time of 59.20.

Savard and Lacroix both finished under the top 16 selection time of 59.18, with Thomas missing the time by two one-hundredths of a second.

2014 LCM Women 100 Fly TYR World Ranking

2Jeanette
OTTESEN GRAY
DEN56.5108/22
3Xinyi
CHEN
CHN56.61*JWR09/23
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Women’s 400 freestyle

Brittany MacLean, who represents Eswim and trains out of the University of Georgia, continued to lead the way in the women’s events at the Canadian Trials. On the first night MacLean won the women’s 200 freestyle in a time of 1:57.57, a lifetime best which placing her sixth in the world.

In the first event of the third night of the Canadian Trials, NCAA 500 and 1650 yard freestyle champion, took control of the women’s 400 freestyle from start leading the race by over two seconds at the 200 meter mark turning in a time of 2:01.54. She continued to increase her lead in the second half of the race finishing in a time of 4:06.20, which currently places her fifth in the world.

2014 LCM Women 400 Free TYR World Ranking

KatieUSA
LEDECKY
08/23
3.58.37*WR
2Jazmin
CARLIN
GBR4.03.2408/24
3Sharon
VAN ROUWENDAAL
NED4.03.7608/24
4Mireia
BELMONTE GARCIA
ESP4.03.8404/13
5Federica
PELLEGRINI
ITA4.04.4208/24
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Tabitha Baumann of the Edmonton Keyano Swim Club, turned second to at the halfway point in a time of 2:03.83, putting herself ahead of the rest of the field by almost a second and a half. Baumann finished second in a time of 4:10.68 a lifetime best, beating her previous best of 4:12.99.

Both women put themselves into consideration for both the Commonwealth Games team and Pan Pacific Championships team recording times under the top 16 qualifying time of 4:12.47.

Savannah King of the UBC Dolphins/Vancouver National Swim Centre finished third in a time of 4:12.59 just missing the selection standard.

Men’s 400 freestyle

There were no surprises in the men’s 400 freestyle, Ryan Cochrane won the race with ease and was joined on the podium by two of his Island Swimming teammates. Cochrane took the race in a time of 3:47.30, placing him fourth in the world, well under the top 16 qualifying time of 3:50.87.

Jeremy Bagshaw took the silver in a time of 3:51.09 followed by Peter Brothers who finished third in a time of 3:54.57.

Men’s 100 butterfly 

The race for the men’s 100 butterfly title was a tight one between Coleman Allen of the UBC Dolphins/Vancouver National Swim Centre, Gamal Assaad and Evan White of the Oakville Aquatic Club. Allen took the first 50 out in a time of 24.57, turning over half a second ahead of both Assaad and White, who touched only one one-hundredths of second apart in times of 25.11 and 25.12.

Allen lost ground in the second half of the race, but managed to hang on for the win touching in a time of 53.27. Assaad finished second in a time of 53.42 followed by his teammate White who picked up the bronze finishing in a time of 53.51.

None of the top three men finished under the top 16 selection time of 52.52.

Women’s 200 backstroke

The women’s 200 backstroke final contained several women who had a shot at the top 16 qualifying time of 2:11.83 and when the race sorted itself out five of them did. Sinead Russell, the women’s 100 backstroke Canadian champion, took the first 100 out in a time of 1:02.96, over a half second ahead of the field.

Russell was in control of the first half of the race, but the second half belonged to Genevieve Cantin. Cantin not only overtook Russell, but also swam past Hilary Caldwell and Brooklyn Snodgrass to win the event in a time of 2:09.40. Her time is currently puts her fifth in the world rankings and is a lifetime best, beating her previous best of 2:10.31.

Russell finished second in a time of 2:09.58. Caldwell, who took the bronze in the event at the World Championships in Barcelona, finished third in a time of 2:10.11 seven one hundredths of a second ahead of Dominique Bouchard who touched in a time of 2:10.18.

Russell’s time puts her seventh in the world, Caldwell’s put her ninth in the world with Bouchard’s time putting her 10th.

2014 LCM Women 200 Back TYR World Ranking

BelindaAUS
HOCKING
02/28
2.06.40
2Emily
SEEBOHM
AUS2.07.6108/23
3Daria K
USTINOVA
RUS2.08.0205/13
4Meagen
NAY
AUS2.08.1901/17
5Elizabeth
BEISEL
USA2.08.3308/23
6Missy
FRANKLIN
USA2.08.3808/07
7Hiliary
CALDWELL
CAN2.08.5507/26
8Sayaka
AKASE
JPN2.08.7606/22
9Elizabeth
SIMMONDS
GBR2.08.9103/01
10Duane
DA ROCHA MARCE
ESP2.09.1308/18
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Snodgrass who finished second in the 100 backstroke, under the top 16 qualifying time, finished fifth in a time of 2:10.68.

Women’s 50 breaststroke

Tera van Beilen completed the sweep of the breaststroke events by winning the 50 in a time of 31.52. van Beilen won the 200 breaststroke on the first night and the 100 breaststroke on the second, making the top 16 selection time in the 200, just missing the time in the 100.

Rebecca Terejko finished second in a time of 31.75 followed by Bronwyn Pasloski finished third posting a time of 31.82.

Men’s 50 breaststroke

Richard Funk followed van Beilen’s lead, sweeping the men’s breaststroke events, taking the 50 in a time of 27.82. Funk was just off his best time of 27.78 which he recorded at the World Championships in Barcelona. Unfortunately he missed the top 16 times in both the 100 and 200 meter events.

Andrew Poznikoff finished second in a time of 28.16 followed by Matthew Ackman who touching in third in a time of 28.34.

After the third night of competition you put three more Canadians on the list who have put themselves up for consideration for both the Commonwealth Games and Pan Pacific Championships teams:

  • Ryan Cochrane (400 freestyle)
  • Tabitha Baumann (400 freestyle)
  • Genevieve Cantin (200 backstroke)

Updated list of those athletes who have made the qualifying standards:

Priority 1 – Individual Pool Event Selection 1:

All eligible Swimmers who medalled in an Olympic event at the 2013 FINA World Championship and who place 
in the top 3 in the same event at the Selection Trials shall be selected. 

Priority 2 – Individual Pool Event Selection 2:

All Swimmers achieving or bettering the “Top 16” time at the Selection Trials shall be ranked 
against the 2013 World Rankings and selected in rank order to a maximum of 3 per event and;

  • a total of 10 Swimmers per gender (Pan Pacific Championships)
  • to a total of 14 Swimmers including Priority 1 Swimmers and regardless of gender (Commonwealth Games)

Women

  • Victoria Poon (100 freestyle)
  • Tera van Beilen (200 breaststroke)
  • Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson (400 IM)
  • Emily Overholt (400 IM)
  • Brittany MacLean (200 freestyle)
  • Sinead Russell (100 backstroke)
  • Brooklyn Snodgrass (100 backstroke)
  • Hilary Caldwell (100 backstroke)
  • Martha McCabe (200 breaststroke)
  • Kierra Smith (200 breaststroke)
  • Genevieve Cantin (200 backstroke)
  • Tabitha Baumann (400 freestyle)

Men

  • Alec Page (400 IM)
  • Luke Reilly (400 IM)
  • Russell Wood (100 back)
  • Ryan Cochrane (400 freestyle)

Priority 3 – Free Relay Event Selection 1:

The top 4 Swimmers from both the 100 freestyle and 200 freestyle shall be selected if the combined ‘add-up’ 
of individual times achieved at the Selection Trials, less a relay takeover factor of 1.8 seconds, equals or 
betters the “Top 8”relay standard.

  • Sam Cheverton (4 x 200 free)
  • Alyson Ackman (4 x 100 and 4 x 200 free)
  • Barbara Jardin (4 x 200 free) – Jardin and Emily Overholt tied for fourth place in the 200 free
  • Sandrine Mainville (4 x 100 free)
  • Michelle Williams (4 x 100 free)

 

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Josh

Hilary Caldwell cut it awfully close. Does Canada take three to the Commonwealth Games/Pan Pacs like most countries, or just top 2? 1 Cantin, Geneviève 91 ROUGE ET OR 2:11.01 2:09.40 31.06 1:03.91 (32.85) 1:36.47 (32.56) 2:09.40 (32.93) 2 Russell, Sinead 93 NHAC 2:12.44 2:09.58 30.29 1:02.96 (32.67) 1:35.95 (32.99) 2:09.58 (33.63) 3 Caldwell, Hilary 91 PSW 2:10.82 2:10.11 31.02 1:03.59 (32.57) 1:36.51 (32.92) 2:10.11 (33.60) 4 Bouchard, Dominique 91 OAKVILLE 2:11.88 2:10.18 31.85 1:04.25 (32.40) 1:36.69 (32.44) 2:10.18 (33.49)

Josh

Nevermind. She’s automatically on the team by virtue of winning a medal at Worlds.

Catherine

They take 3 for each event, provided that they make the A time. But wait, it’s more complicated than that. Because Hillary won a medal at worlds in that event, she only had to make top 3 at Trials. But then again, she made the A time as well in the 100 back, so had already qualified.

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