Kylie Masse will look to make her first Olympic team tonight after setting the national record in the women’s 100 backstroke this morning.
US Olympian Elizabeth Beisel kicked off her first race at the 2016 Canadian Olympic Trials with a 4:09.07 prelim swim in the 400m freestyle. Beisel got under the FINA ‘A’ standard and secured her spot as the top seed in the consolation final (due to her status as a foreign athlete she was not permitted in the championship final).
American medley star Elizabeth Beisel put on a show this morning in the heats of the 400m IM, clocking in a 4:35.82 to lead the way.
Katerine Savard will compete in the women’s 100 butterfly on day 1 of the 2016 Canadian Olympic Trials.
Despite being on the original psych sheets released by Swimming Canada, American swim star Natalie Coughlin will not be competing at Canadian Trials in Toronto.
The women’s backstroke scene arguably displays the most overall depth in Canadian swimming. In both events there are at least two athletes entering with seeds under the FINA ‘A’ time meaning it’s likely Canada will be able to send two athletes in each stroke discipline. With young talent mixing with more seasoned swimmers, the backstroke races will be some of the fastest races at trials.
The 2016 Canadian Olympic Trials will feature one of the best fields of freestylers on the women’s side that the nation has ever seen. From the 50 to the 800 there are competitors who could potentially make Olympic finals and have competed well internationally.
Elizabeth Beisel, Tyler Clary, Conor Dwyer (Winnetka, Ill.), Michael McBroom and Michael Weiss made a special visit to the pediatric ward of UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central in Colorado Springs last Thursday.
Natalie Coughlin, Ryan Murphy, Tom Shields, and Elizabeth Beisel will also be among the deep lineup of foreign swimmers attending the country’s semi-open Olympic and Paralympic Trials.
No more NAG records for Miss Ledecky, who turned 19 this week.
2016 WOMEN’S NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS Wednesday, March 16 – Saturday, March 19 McAuley Aquatic Center – Atlanta, GA Prelims 10AM/Finals 6PM…
Check here for live updates from finals at the Orlando Pro Swim.
Check here for all the championship final race videos from day one of the Arena Pro Swim Series at Orlando.
Many of swimming’s best, including Phelps, Ledecky, and Dressel will come together this weekend in Orlando for the third stop of the Arena Pro Swim Series.