Canada

Kiefer, Thompson Earn Swimming Canada Coach of the Year Honors

Linda Kiefer and Mike Thompson both led their swimmers to success on the international stage as they were named Swimming Canada’s 2019 Coaches of the Year.

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Cole Pratt Takes Down Markus Thormeyer’s 200 Backstroke Canadian Record

Cole Pratt broke Markus Thormeyer’s Canadian record in the 200 back (short course meters) at the 2019 Ontario Junior International.

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Pratt’s Canadian Record, Richards’ 46.8 100 Free Highlight Final Night Of OJI

16-year-old Matt Richards from Great Britain broke the men’s 100 free meet record twice on Sunday, getting down to 46.84 in the final.

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Richards Sizzles With Sprint Double, Pratt, Liendo, McIntosh Smash NAGs At OJI

Cole Pratt dropped over a second in the 100 back to lower the Canadian boys’ 15-17 NAG in a blistering time of 51.57, taking out Javier Acevedo’s 51.63.

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NAG Records Fall, Sanchez Shines On Night 1 Of OJI

Kayla Sanchez won two events on day one in Toronto, including setting a new meet record and narrowly missing the National Record in the women’s 50 back.

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Markus Thormeyer Named Swimming Canada Male Swimmer of the Year

Markus Thormeyer’s breakout performance to qualify for the 200 back final at the 2019 World Championships earns him Swimming Canada Male Swimmer of the Year.

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Top Canadian, British 18 & Unders Highlight Ontario Junior International

World Championship medalist and Canadian Record holder Kayla Sanchez highlights a stacked field of juniors set to compete at the OJI meet in Toronto.

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Masse, Rivard Headline Swimming Canada Annual Awards

Kylie Masse became the first Canadian to defend a World Championship title in 2019 en route to being named Swimming Canada’s Swimmer of the Year.

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Mixed Relays Eliminated from 2022 Youth Olympics Swimming Program

Kristof Milak springboarded from a 3-gold medal performance at the 2018 Youth Olympics to a World Record in the summer of 2019 in the 200 fly.

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Hanus, Wog Smash Records At Canada West Championships

Kelsey Wog won four races individually, including two that were new meet records, at the 2019 Canada West Championships in Lethbridge.

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Gabe Mastromatteo and Brendan Oswald Awarded Swim Ontario Scholarships

University of Toronto bound Gabe Mastromatteo and Brendan Oswald have been awarded Swim Ontario’s Post-Secondary Performance Scholarships

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Finlay Knox, Sydney Pickrem Break Canadian Records in Back-to-Back Races

Sydney Pickrem (above) broke both the Canadian and Commonwealth Records in the women’s 200 IM, while Knox go the Canadian Record in the men’s 200 IM.

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Kayla Sanchez Breaks 50 Free Canadian Record Twice At European Derby

Kayla Sanchez broke the 50 free Canadian Record on day 1 of the European Derby and lowered it further in the skins race on day 2.

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High-Level International Meets for December 2019

Sarah Sjostrom will be competing in December as part of the International Swimming League (ISL) Team Energy Standard, but check out what else is going on.

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5 Breakout Stars of the 2019 ISL Season – American Teams

If you had Beryl Gastaldello as the most valuable female swimmer in your office pool for the US Derby meet, then you were the big winner.

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