Canada

Olympic Medalist Brent Hayden Is “Not Done Yet”, Teases A Bid For Paris 2024

Hayden raced for Canada in 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2021. He might not be finished yet though, sharing that he may be looking for a lane at Paris 2024.

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MacNeil And Hayden Named 2021 Aquatics Canada Athletes of the Year

Olympic medalists Maggie MacNeil and Brent Hayden were honored by Aquatics Canada for their performances at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

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Canadian Red Cross Ending Involvement With Swim & Lifeguard Programming

The organization is moving on after more than 70 years in order to direct more attention to pressing humanitarian demands in other areas.

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Ontario Creating List of Approved Swimmers for Training in Indoor Facilities

Ontaria, Canada, has limited most indoor sports amid a spike in COVID cases. Swim Ontario is working on a list of exempt athletes for indoor facility use.

High-Level International Meets For January 2022

Olympic silver medalist Tomoru Honda may be kicking off his new year with the Kosuke Kitajima Cup, one of several elite competitions on the January agenda.

Maggie MacNeil & Emre Sakci’s Insane 50m World Records, Contextualized

By breaking their respective 50-meter world records by three (+) tenths of a second, MacNeil and Sakci entered some rarefied air.

Joshua Liendo on Post-Olympic Confidence, First World Title

The Canadians pulled off the victory in the mixed 4×50 free relay, thanks in large part to 19-year-old Josh Liendo’s 20.94 opening split

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Team Canada Women Break Down Decisive 4×200 Free Relay World Title

The clear standout split on that relay is anchor Rebecca Smith coming home in 1:51.68, the fastest in the field by almost a full second

Were There More DNSes and DQs in the 2021 World SC Championships than Before?

Lydia Jacoby did not start (DNS) the 100 breaststroke due to close contact with a COIVD-19 positive individual at the 2021 World Championships.

2021 World Swimming Championships: Final Results

The men’s 100 breaststroke podium featured Ilya Shymanovich, Nicolò Martinenghi, and Nic Fink. See the rest of the medalists here.

Gold Medalist Sydney Pickrem Almost Didn’t Come to World Champs At All

Canada’s Sydney Pickrem used a massive back half, including a 35.53 breast split, to take the win in the women’s 200 IM in 2:04.29

2021 Swammy Awards: Canadian Coach of the Year, Ben Titley

Ben Titley is this year’s winner for the Canadian Coach of the Year Swammy, which marks the fourth time in six years that he’s won the award.

Javier Acevedo Breaks Super-Suited Canadian SCM 200 Fly Record In 1:52.93

Acevedo lowered a 13-year-old national record in a time of 1:52.93 in what was his first time swimming the short course 200 fly in 10 years.

MacNeil Wouldn’t Have Believed That Her First WR Would Have Been Backstroke

Canada’s Maggie MacNeil obliterated the World Record in the women’s 50 back by over three tenths to take the gold medal in 25.27.

Maggie MacNeil Becomes Second* Swimmer to Hold These Four Titles Simultaneously

We looked and looked, but couldn’t find another female swimmer who has simultaneously been NCAA Champ, Olympic Champ, and both SC & LC World Champ at the same time.