Paige Miller Breaks National Record, Cracks Top 5 Global Rankings

Toronto Swim Club’s Paige Miller took down a Canadian national record Friday night at the short course Age Group International in Toronto.

Miller absolutely dominated the field in the 50m backstroke, winning the event by over two and a half seconds with a time of 27.00. That swim broke Chantal Van Landeghem’s national record of 27.01 that she set back in August of 2013.

She ran away with the victory as Etobicoke’s Meryn McCann finished second in 29.65, and Maggie Keyworth of the Gators was third in 29.92.

Miller managed to crack the top five global rankings with her time in the 50m backstroke. She’s currently sitting fourth this season.

2015-2016 SCM Women 50 Back

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25.55*relay
2Aleksandra
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3Katinka
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4Georgia
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5Emily
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Following her national record she went on to finish first in the 100m breaststroke as well, throwing down a 1:11.11.

Miller went on to compete on the final night of competition, claiming gold in the 100m backstroke. There she was a 58.64 to take the win after putting up a 59.04 in prelims.

Miller was out in 28.47 and came back in 30.17, out-splitting every swimmer in the field on both 50s.

With that time she secured another top five globally ranked swim.

2015-2016 SCM Women 100 Back

2Emily
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AUS55.4611/27
3Courtney
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4Mie
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5Elizabeth
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Claiming her final win of the competition, Miller threw down a 26.64 in the 50m fly to win by another sizable margin. Sarah Hodge was her closest competitor, and she touched all the way back in 29.08 for silver.

For full meet results click here.

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Mitch Bowmile

Mitch Bowmile is a former Canadian age group swimmer who was forced to end his career early due to a labrum tear in his hip and a torn rotator cuff after being recognized as one of the top 50 breaststrokers his age in Canada. He competed successfully at both age …

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