Ruck, Sanchez and Smith Scratch 100 Free On Day 2 Of Canadian Trials


After qualifying for the Pan Pacific Championships last night in the 200 freestyle, High Performance Centre – Ontario athletes Taylor RuckKayla Sanchez and Rebecca Smith have all scratched out of the 100 free on day 2 of the Canadian Trials in Edmonton.

Now that they’ve qualified for the meet, they can swim whatever event they want once there, so this move won’t effect their ability to compete in the individual 100 free or 400 free relay in Tokyo. It will give a few swimmers an additional chance to qualify for the Championships next month, with the top-4 out of the 100 qualifying for the relay. Ruck was coming as the top seed, while Sanchez was 4th and Smith 5th.

Penny Oleksiak, who formerly swam with HPC – Ontario but is back representing her home team Toronto Swim Club (while training in Florida), was the 4th member to qualify for Pan Pacs in that 200 freestyle last night, and remains in the 100 on day 2. However, she has dropped the 200 fly, where she was coming in as the top seed.

Another notable scratch on day 2 came from Kennedy Goss, who has dropped the 100 back after coming in seeded 6th.

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2 years ago

Oleksiak is back home with Toronto Swim club? Did the gator thing not work out?

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2 years ago

I think they’re talking about her Canadian club affiliation. She wore a Gator cap last night in the 200 free.

2 years ago

Here’s the live stream for prelims:
Easy to click the wrong one (finals) by accident on the linked site above.

2 years ago

Is it’s saying “Program about to start” for everyone? Because yesterday mine started 20 Minutes late and missed all the 200 frees.

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2 years ago

it just started for me! skipped the 100 free…

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James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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