2021 CANADIAN OLYMPIC SWIMMING TRIALS
- June 19 – June 23, 2021
- Toronto, Ontario
- Toronto Pan Am Sport Centre
- Long Course Meters (50m)
- Olympic Qualifying Event
- Swimming Canada Olympic Selection Criteria
- Meet Package
- Psych Sheets
- Live results
Kylie Masse broke her own four year-old Canadian Record in the 100 back tonight at the Canadian Olympic Trials, blasting a 57.70 that makes her the 2nd-fastest woman in the world this year, and moves her ahead of Kathleen Baker and Kathleen Dawson to #3 all-time in the event.
Masse was is one of six Canadian swimmers who were “pre-qualified” for the Olympics, after Swimming Canada first shifted its Trials date from April to May (and then later to June).
This race was already shaping up to be one of the most anticipated events of next month’s Olympic Games, and Masse’s swim today makes the very top-end of the field even more crowded. Four of the five fastest women all-time in this event should be competing in Tokyo, meaning at least one of them will miss out on a medal of any color, and it’s quite possibly that we could see three sub-58 efforts.
All-Time Rankings, Women’s 100 Back
- Kaylee McKeown (AUS) – 57.43, 2021
- Regan Smith (USA) – 57.57, 2019
- Kylie Masse (CAN) – 57.70, 2021
- Kathleen Baker (USA) – 58.00, 2018
- Kathleen Dawson (GBR) – 58.08, 2021
Masse’s improvement came on the front, where she was out 28.07 today compared to 28.51 in 2017. Her back half splits were essentially identical, with a 29.63 today versus a 29.59 in 2017.