Oleksiak, Kisil Among Scratches For Day 1 Finals In Victoria


There were quite a few big name scratches after day 1 prelims of the Canadian Swimming Trials in Victoria, with most of them coming from swimmers whose premier events are later in the meet and used this morning as a warm-up.

The three High Performance Centre Ontario women who qualified for the 50 fly A-final all scratched, led by Penny Oleksiak who had the top time of 26.40 from the morning. #3 seed Sandrine Mainville (27.04) and #4 seed Michelle Toro (27.17) also scratched. The scratches move Kennady KilgerDanika Huizinga and Paulina Bond into the A-final.

The other big name scratch of the day was Yuri Kisil, who is out of the men’s 200 free after posting the 4th fastest time of the morning in 1:50.06. Alexander Pratt moves into the A-final after winning a swim-off against Adrian Vanderhelm after they tied for 9th this morning.

A few other Olympians scratched tonight in Rachel Nicol and Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson. Nicol is out of the 200 breast after putting up the 4th best time in prelims at 2:30.01, moving Genevieve Robertson into the A-final. Seltenreich-Hodgson scratched the B-final of the 200 free.

A few other scratches tonight:

  • Hoi Lam Tam (women’s 50 fly B-fianl)
  • Stephen Calkins (men’s 200 free B-final)*
  • Colin Eriks (men’s 200 breast B-final)

*Calkins finished 17th in the morning, but moved up to the B-final after Kisil scratched. He then withdrew his spot in the B.

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Bill Bell

Anyone know nationality of guy who won 800?

Asterisk after his name/time so presumably not Canadian.

Thanks swim community.



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James Sutherland

James is currently a university swimmer for the Laurentian Voyageurs in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. He is studying economics. Along with swimming, he also loves hockey. He's in his 14th season as a competitive swimmer. Best Times - SCM (LCM) 50 FR - 24.56 (25.12) 100 FR - 53.58 (56.70) 200 FR - 1:56.07 (2:04.29) 1500 …

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