Paige Miller Re-breaks 50m Backstroke Canadian Record

In one of the quickest back-and-forth exchanges Canadian records have ever seen, the short course 50m backstroke Canadian record is back in the hands of Paige Miller.

Miller swam a 26.74 leadoff in the open 200m medley relay at the Ontario Provincial Championships in Toronto to break Kylie Masse’s 26.84 mark that she set just 12 days earlier.

When Masse swam that time, she was in the process of breaking Miller’s new Canadian record time of 27.00 that she set just two weeks prior.

In less than a month, the record has gone from Chantal Van Landeghem’s original 27.01 to Miller’s 27.00, over to Masse’s 26.84, and now once again back to Miller with a 26.74.

One thing that’s pushing both Miller and Masse to keep chipping away at the record is the fact that they’re currently training together at the University of Toronto.

Head coach Byron MacDonald is pushing the two training partners to continue to better the record – and better themselves in other events while they’re at it.

In the individual 100m backstroke this weekend, Miller swam a 57.97 in prelims before swimming a 58.13 in finals. She entered the meet with a seed time of 58.64, showing massive improvement in the longer event as well.

Miller is also scheduled to swim the 100m fly and 100m freestyle this weekend.

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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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