Brittany Maclean of Etobicoke will look to make the Olympic team for the second straight time tonight in the 400 free after dominating the prelims.
2016 CANADIAN OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC TRIALS April 5-10 Prelims: 10 a.m EST Finals: 6 p.m EST Live Results Psych sheets…
Katerine Savard will compete in the women’s 100 butterfly on day 1 of the 2016 Canadian Olympic Trials.
Penny Oleksiak took the top seed in the women’s 100m butterfly this morning with a 57.38 performance, breaking the 15-17 Canadian Age Group record and coming within two-tenths of a second off the senior record.
The Canadian Olympic Trials start today at 10 a.m as the first set of Canadian hopefuls will take to the pool in hopes of securing a spot for finals later tonight.
Swimmers from all over the world have flocked to Tennessee to train for Open Water competition
The 2016 Canadian Paralympic Trials Live Recap.
Despite being the top seed in the 400m freestyle at this year’s Canadian Trials, Pan American Games gold medallist Emily Overholt will not be swimming the event.
Evan White is the only man in the 200 IM field who has broken two minutes in his career.
Youth seems to be the name of the game in the women’s Canadian medley scene as both Emily Overholt and Sydney Pickrem look to make their first Olympic team. While the two stand out above the rest of the athletes, there’s likely a chance for Canada to send two swimmers in each event, meaning that if Overholt and Pickrem are on their game it will be an absolute dog fight for those two spots.
Canada has the potential to put multiple swimmers in both the 100 and 200 fly finals at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, the question is, who will they be? Katerine Savard, Noemie Thomas, and Penny Oleksiak look to go head-to-head in the 100 whereas the heavy favourite Audrey Lacroix will have to defeat Emily Overholt for her spot on the team.
Zack Chetrat will look to make his first Olympic team in the 200 fly after missing by 0.02 four years ago.
The Canadian women’s team is looking to be well rounded with the potential to send a swimmer into the Olympic final in almost every stroke discipline. While women’s backstroke has the most depth in Canadian swimming, women’s breaststroke isn’t far behind. With plenty of top competitors like Rachel Nicol, Kierra Smith, and Martha McCabe, Canada has the potential to send a very solid breaststroke group to Rio.
Richard Funk comes into the Olympic Trials as the favorite in both the 100m and 200m breaststroke events.
Russell Wood comes in as the top seed in both the 100 and 200 backstroke.