TORONTO PAN AM SPORTS CENTRE – HIGH PERFORMANCE TIME TRIAL
- May 7-8, 2021
- Toronto Pan American Sports Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- Long Course Meters (50 meters)
- Psych Sheets
- Live Results
- Results also on Meet Mobile: “MAY TPASC HP Time Trial”
Less than a day after throwing down a time of 16:15.19 in the 1500 freestyle to become the third fastest Canadian all-time, 14-year-old Summer McIntosh swam a blazing time of 1:57.65 in the 200m freestyle.
With her performance, McIntosh slashed over 4 seconds off of her best time in the event, which previously stood at 2:02.17. In addition, McIntosh set a new Canadian Age Group record for 13-14 year-old girls in the event, slicing almost 3 seconds off of the record of 2:00.52, which was previously set by Olympic medalist Taylor Ruck in 2015.
Ruck was a member of the Canadian team at the 2016 Olympic Games, and won a bronze medal as a member of the team’s 800 freestyle relay. In addition, Ruck holds the current Canadian national record with her time of 1:54.44 from the 2018 Pan Pacific Championships, where she won the gold medal in the individual 200 freestyle.
With her time, McIntosh now ranks at the 4th fastest Canadian woman in the event since January 2018, putting her in the position to earn a relay berth for the Tokyo 2021 Olympics at the upcoming Canadian Olympic Trials. Canada is already pre-qualified to compete in Tokyo due to their 3rd place finish at the 2019 World Championships.
Canadian Rankings: Women’s 200 Freestyle Since January 1, 2018
- Taylor Ruck 1:54.44 (August 9, 2018)
- Penny Oleksiak 1:56.41 (July 23, 2019)
- Kayla Sanchez 1:57.23 (August 9, 2018)
- Summer McIntosh 1:57.65 (May 8, 2021)
- Rebecca Smith 1:57.72 (June 13, 2018)
At the 2019 World Championships, McIntosh’s time would’ve made her the 2nd fastest swimmer on the prelims relay, with only Emily Overholt (1:57.11) coming in faster off of a rolling start.
Notably, McIntosh’s time would rank her as the fastest 13-14 year-old in USA history as well, coming almost a second under Sippy Woodhead’s NAG record of 1:58.53 that has stood since 1978.
In order to make the team individually for the 200 freestyle, McIntosh would have to win the event at the Olympic Trials meet as Penny Oleksiak was already pre-selected to swim the event at the Olympics.
All 5 of Canada’s top women raced alongside McIntosh at the test event, with the exception of 2018 Pan Pacs Champion Taylor Ruck. Oleksiak finished first overall with a time of 1:57.37, Smith touched just ahead of McIntosh for second in 1:57.43. Kayla Sanchez came in 4th with a time of 1:58.07.