Six young athletes are in South Africa for a two-week Race Train Race Tour as part of Swimming Canada’s strategy to develop a culture of distance swimming in Canada.
Taylor Ruck had a massive 52.72 leg as the Canadians won gold in a new junior world record of 3:26.65 in the mixed 400 free relay.
Kristof Milak headlines the men’s 100 fly at World Junior finals on day 3.
Canada will send two Olympic medalists, along with two other members of their senior World Championships team, to the 2017 World Junior Championships in August.
Sydney Pickrem comes in as the top seed in the women’s 200 IM, an event in which she holds the Canadian Record.
Chantal van Landeghem will look to qualify for an individual event at the World Championships in the 50 free today. She is the Canadian Record holder at 24.39.
Yuri Kisil scratched the men’s 200 free final on day 1 of the Canadian Swimming Trials.
Penny Oleksiak has scratched out of the 200 free on day 1 of the Canadian Swimming Trials.
It took a senior Canadian national record for 17-year-old Mary-Sophie Harvey to win the women’s 400m freestyle, dropping a total of 13-seconds off her entry time.