Martha McCabe and Noemie Thomas Post Fast Times During Canada Cup Prelims

Mitch Bowmile
by Mitch Bowmile 1

November 22nd, 2013 Canada, News

This morning’s prelim session at the Canada Cup foreshadowed a fast finals session for tonight. The meet’s taking place at the Varsity Pool on the University of Toronto campus. The Toronto meet is highlighting many of Canada’s top swimmers such as Martha McCabe, Noemie Thomas, and Katerina Savard.

The following events will be swum in finals tonight: men’s 100m free, women’s 200m free, men’s 50m breast, men’s 100m IM, women’s 100m fly, men’s 100m back, women’s 200m IM, men’s 400m free, women’s 50m free, men’s 200m breast, women’s 200m back, and the men’s 50m fly.

The men’s 100m free this morning showed clear leader, the top eight finishers all being within 0.60 seconds of each other. Second seed Dominique Massie-Martel took the top speed with a time of 50.01 in the short course 100m free. Among Massie-Martel Olympian Chris Manning is in the final with the second seed as well was multiple CIS winner Coleman Allen.

Seventeen year old Kennedy Goss took the top seed in the women’s 200m free with a 2:00.45. Canadian Olympian Barbara Jardin failed to make the A final, taking the 10th seed after this morning’s prelims. Savannah King however, another Canadian Olympian, made the A final in the seventh seed. Goss will have her hands full with King if she wants to come home with a win tonight.

The men’s 50m breaststroke final will highlight Olympian Chris Manning. Manning swam a 28.55 this morning, but boasts a fast 27.82 seed time.

World Championship bronze medallist Martha McCabe took the top spot in the women’s 100m breaststroke after this morning’s prelims. McCabe was well off her best short course time of 1:05.84 from a World Cup in August, posting a 1:07.62. The final will also include Canadian Olympian Tera Van Beilen. McCabe better known for her 200m breaststroke will give Beilen a good race tonight in the finals.

The women’s 100m fly, one of the most anticipated events of the meet is set up to be an extremely competitive final. The top three swimmers are Noemie Thomas, Audrey Lacroix, and Katerine Savard, Thomas and Savard were finalists at last year’s World Championships in the 100 fly. Lacroix, 30, is a veteran in this event for Canada, but could very well push young Thomas and Savard to some fast swims. Thomas posted a fast 57.44 to establish herself as the swimmer to beat heading into finals.

Noemie Thomas also qualified for the 50m free final. She took the third seed this morning with a time of 25.75 to match her seed time.

Matthew Swanston leads the chase for the men’s 100m backstroke, touching the wall in 53.95 to take the tops seed. Second seed Russell Wood touched just behind Swanston in 53.97. The two separated themselves from the field this morning and look to do the same tonight.

Oakville’s Dominique Bouchard separated herself from the field in the women’s 200m back, creating a four-second gap between her and second place. She swam a 2:06.85 this morning, while second seed Genevieve Cantin was the second seed in 2:11.25,

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9 years ago

dominique bouchard is top seed with that 2:06.85 in the 200back. rebecca stellino is actually seeded 7th with a 2:13.48

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Mitch worked for 5-years with SwimSwam news as a web producer focusing on both Canadian and international content. He coached for Toronto Swim Club for four seasons as a senior coach focusing on the development of young swimmers. Mitch is an NCCP level 2 certified coach in Canada and an ASCA Level …

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