Ten events are on tap for the first swimming session of the 2022 Commonwealth Games on Friday, including Ariarne Titmus in the women’s 200 free heats.
15-year old Will Browne, who trains in the US with Cavalier Aquatics, won the 14-15 age group in the 100 free at the Canadian Championships on Thursday.
Browne was one of a few notable names claiming top seeds on Thursday, as Kamryn Cannings and Danielle Hanus did the same in the women’s 200 butterfly.
Laon Kim broke a 13-14 National Age Group Record on Wednesday in Montreal to pick up his second age group win at Canadian Nationals.
The teenage McIntosh won the World title in the event a little over a month ago at the 2022 World Championships in Hungary.
Regan Rathwell of the GO Kingfish claimed the top seed in the women’s 50 breaststroke and also advanced second into the 200 IM final on Day 3 in Montreal.
Wilm’s previous lifetime best time was the 59.54 she split on Canada’s 4×100 medley relay at the 2022 World Championships in June.
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Wilm put up a time of 1:01.03 in the prelims, leading a women’s 100 back field that features three others with best times sub-1:00.5.
15-year-old Will Browne was one of a few young stars during the first finals session of the meet. He dropped four seconds in the 200 IM to win the event.
Clark blasted a 59.86 to win the 100 fly at the 2022 Canadian Championships, breaking Penny Oleksiak’s 13-14 national age group record from 2015.
Recently hired HPC-Ontario head coach Ryan Mallette discussed his new job, Canada’s performance at the World Championships, and choosing event lineups.
In a virtual press conference, Liendo discussed his Worlds performance, being a black swimmer, and Kayla Sanchez representing the Philippines internationally.
At a virtual press conference, MacNeil spoke about her thoughts on her World Championships performance, pressure, and her outlook on Birmingham.
Clark produced a time of 1:00.18, dropping her previous best by nearly a second while moving into #2 all-time in the Canadian 13-14 age group rankings.