Summer McIntosh Breaks 2nd WJR In As Many Days With 2:05.81 200 Butterfly

2022 CANADIAN SELECTION TRIALS PREP EVENT

  • March 3-6, 2022
  • Toronto Pan Am Sports Center, Toronto, Ontario
  • Long Course Meters (LCM)
  • Live Results

After breaking her first world junior record of the meet with a 4:29.12 400 IM, 15-year-old Summer McIntosh has downed another, this time with a 2:05.81 200 butterfly. She is the first junior in history to get under the 2:06-mark, improving upon Japan’s Suzuka Hasegawa‘s 2:06.29 from back in 2017.

With that time, McIntosh has also narrowly improved upon Audrey Lacroix‘s former mark of 2:05.95, which she set at the 2009 World Championships in Rome. McIntosh went out roughly half a second faster than Lacroix did in 2009 and came back slightly slower on the last two 50s.

Split Comparisons

McIntosh – 2022 Hasagawa Lacroix – 2009
50 28.43 28.57 28.88
100 1:00.07 (31.64) 1:00.42 (31.85) 1:00.60 (31.92)
150 1:33.02 (32.95) 1:32.93 (32.51) 1:33.29 (32.69)
200 2:05.81 (32.79) 2:06.29 (33.36) 2:05.95 (32.66)

McIntosh entered the meet with a 2:13.58 best time in the 200 fly from March 2020, got down to a 2:08.81 in the prelims, and improved again during finals with this Canadian record-breaking swim. McIntosh has now broken two world junior records in two days in events that she didn’t swim during her Olympic debut.

At the Tokyo Games in 2021, McIntosh raced the 200 freestyle and 400 freestyle for Canada. In the former, she put up a 1:56.82 for 9th place overall and she swam a 4:02.42 Canadian record in the latter to get 4th place.

McIntosh also swam on the 4×200 freestyle relay final, in which Canada finished 4th with a national record of 7:43.77.

After the Games, McIntosh raced in the International Swimming League for the Toronto Titans and broke the short course Canadian record in the 400 freestyle (3:57.75). To cap off 2021, she raced to an 8:13.37 at the 2021 Short Course World Swimming Championships, which was also a new Canadian record.

McIntosh will wrap up her meet on Sunday by racing the 400 freestyle.

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SwimReason
8 months ago

Wow! I wish there was a video somewhere where I could see what this girl is up to in her fly. Anyone?

jamesjabc
8 months ago

Does anyone know what she swam in the 400 free final just now?

therealAJC
Reply to  jamesjabc
8 months ago

She scratched

Troyy
Reply to  jamesjabc
8 months ago

She’s already gone home.

jamesjabc
Reply to  Troyy
8 months ago

Ohhh I see. I assumed she tanked the heat to save something for the final lol.

CanSwim13
Reply to  jamesjabc
8 months ago

The HPC all headed out early to fly down to Florida for training camp

Fred Formelam
8 months ago

Rumour is that McIntosh has scratched the 400 free final. She swam the 400 free in the morning focused only on the first 300, and then took it easy warming down with a 1:28 on the end.

Audrey
Reply to  Fred Formelam
8 months ago

Definitely, if you check her splits, she went a 3:01 on the first 300 meters, did 48/38 the last hundred

BrianD
8 months ago

Well, she scratched the 200 IM this morning, and swam a leisurely 4:28 in prelims. The stage is set for an epic swim tonight.

BrianD
Reply to  BrianD
8 months ago

I didn’t check the splits. So weird, maybe a cramp. Ughh.

Mya
Reply to  BrianD
8 months ago

Suspect she was using the morning “race” as training .. not swimming finals tonight .

Jdjsbaks
Reply to  Mya
8 months ago

She held 30.xx on all her splits then had a weird 48 split in the middle…. Not sure if it was a timing issue or what but its a pretty scary prospect

Spectator
Reply to  BrianD
8 months ago

Nope, it’s not a cramp. She was told by her coach to only concentrate on the first 300, and take it easy on the last 100. After the prelims, she was already on the plane to a training camp somewhere…

therealAJC
8 months ago

4:28 in the 400fr prelims…1st 300 split looks fine 3:01.56; then came home 48.20/38.53. Did she stop swimming?

redradiant
Reply to  therealAJC
8 months ago

Ya what is that

ooo
Reply to  redradiant
8 months ago

More than enough to finish 6th in preli;s ans easely qualify I guess

KRB
Reply to  therealAJC
8 months ago

Her 300 split this morning was only a second off her split in Tokyo, with her final time there being 4:02.42. So looks like she has a good chance to improve on her Tokyo time, with the big question being by how much. Too bad she won’t have anybody to push her tonight.

koala
Reply to  therealAJC
8 months ago

It’s almost like she did a 300m time trial just enough for her coach to see where she is and then a 100 ez.

3.01 at 300 is very good at this time of the year.

Swumswims
Reply to  koala
8 months ago

That’s exactly what she did.

Troyy
Reply to  koala
8 months ago

What’s the point of that though? Why not just put down a 400 time in the heats if she’s heading home early?

Mako
Reply to  Troyy
8 months ago

Beats me.

Joe
Reply to  therealAJC
8 months ago

So strange

Team Regan
8 months ago

Are we sure this isn’t SCM?? lol at first I was like wow this is too good, then I realized that wow Summer is just that good

World Record in the 200 IM?
8 months ago

Wow! Exciting swims! The future looks really good and really fast for swimming. Wish her nothing but the best!

MTK
8 months ago

Once again, WOW.

She’s gonna go like 3:58/3:59 in the 400fr now isn’t she?