The quartet of Masse, Pickrem, Savard, and MacNeil broke the national record during day 2 prelims, placing 2nd in the heats to the USA.
Canada picked up three medals on the first day of racing in Abu Dhabi which included a shared 4×100 freestyle gold with the USA.
Kayla Sanchez’s blistering 51.73 lead-off leg helped propel the Canadian women to gold and a new National Record in the 4×100 freestyle relay.
Rebecca Smith collected her first-ever major international medal at Short Course Worlds, earning silver in the women’s 200 freestyle.
Maggie MacNeil, the 10th qualifier into the semifinals of the 100 back, scratched the event on Thursday and will instead focus on the women’s 400 free relay.
Belarusian 27-year-old Ilya Shymanovich is a top 2 seed in all 3 men’s breast events.
World-ranked backstroker Ingrid Wilm of Canada revealed she suffered a palm injury, with questions stirring about her recovery plan.
Loewen, who is coming off a breakout performance at the Ontario Junior International meet, will join his hometown Varsity Blues for the 2022-23 season.
Siobhan Haughey has been on a tear in 2021, and enters this week as the top seed in the women’s 100 and 200 free.
A last-minute substitution for Canada makes for a new medal contender in the women’s 400 IM: Bailey Andison, whose 4:26 was the fastest in the 2021 ISL season
The men’s butterfly events here in Abu Dhabi bring both veterans and newcomers to the potential medal contenders conversation.
MacNeil joins Team Speedo after a wildly successful year which saw her return from Tokyo with a gold, silver and bronze medal.
Kaycee Cannings, Kamryn Cannings, Alicia L’Archeveque and Ella Varga (L-R) combined to break the Canadian NAG Record in the women’s 15-17 200 medley relay.
Ashley McMillan of the GO Kingfish added two more 15-17 Canadian NAG records in Toronto, finishing the meet with an astonishing six victories.
The men’s 100m, 200m and 400m IM events at these Short Course World Championships will be a battle to the wall with some of the world’s best-ever in the mix.