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 a Canadian age group record in prelims, 15-year-old Summer McIntosh threw down a massive 4:29.12 time in the 400 IM finals at the 2022 Canadian Selection Trials Prep Event. This time is a Canadian record, Commonwealth record, and ranks her as the #3 performer of all-time behind Ye Shiwen and Katinka Hosszu. In addition, her time is also almost three seconds faster than the 4:32.08 that Yui Ohashi swam last summer to capture Olympic Gold.
Fastest Performers Of All Time In Women’s 400 Individual Medley:
- Katinka Hosszu– 4:26.36
- Ye Shiwen– 4:28.43
- Summer McIntosh– 4:29.12
- Stephanie Rice– 4:29.45
- Kirsty Conventry- 4:29.89
McIntosh shaved almost 21 seconds off of her previous best time, which is a 4:50.21 from 2019. Just 8 months from finishing fourth in the 400 free at the Olympics, McIntosh is now faster than any woman who competed in the 400 IM in Tokyo, in an event that she did not even swim at the meet. In addition, she took down three-time gold medalist and former world record holder Stephanie Rice‘s 14-year-old Commonwealth record, which stood at a 4:29.45.
|Summer McIntosh, 2022 (Current Commonwealth Record)||Stephanie Rice, 2008 (Former Commonwealth Record)||Ye Shiwen, 2012 (#2 performer of all time)||Katinka Hosszu, 2016 (World Record)|
While it’s unclear if there is doping controls at this meet, which would be required for World Junior Record status, McIntosh’s swim is faster than the 4:36.71 done by 15-year old Mio Narita of Japan this week at Japan’s selection meet in Tokyo. Both are under the official World Junior Record of 4:38.53 that Alba Vazquez swam in 2018, and also under the unofficial record of 4:35.94 done by China’s Yu Yiting that was swum last year, but never ratified by FINA.
As she is only fifteen years old, McIntosh has plenty of time to improve upon her already impressive time, and potentially take down the world record in the process.