There are few things that will make you want to run straight through a brick wall, flex all your muscles, and be doused in Gatorade more than watching Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson’s reaction to making the Olympic team.
The men’s 4x100m freestyle relay is going to be packed with young talent. The average age of the four swimmers who made the team is just over 20-years-old, a very young average compared to other sporting nationalities.
On the fourth day of competition four more athletes qualified for nomination for the 2106 Olympic Games bringing the total to 19 athletes who have met Swimming Canada’s selection criteria.
Sydney Pickrem will look to qualify in her second event tonight in the women’s 200 IM.
Santo Condorelli will finally get in on the action at trials this morning in the 100m free prelims.
Kylie Masse will look to make her first Olympic team tonight after setting the national record in the women’s 100 backstroke this morning.
World Championship bronze medalist Emily Overholt will swim her first race of the trials this morning in the women’s 400 IM prelims.
Youth seems to be the name of the game in the women’s Canadian medley scene as both Emily Overholt and Sydney Pickrem look to make their first Olympic team. While the two stand out above the rest of the athletes, there’s likely a chance for Canada to send two swimmers in each event, meaning that if Overholt and Pickrem are on their game it will be an absolute dog fight for those two spots.
Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson won the 400 IM, 200 backstroke and 200 freestyle on the second night of the Canada West Championships…
Martha McCabe posted a 2:21.84 in the women’s 200 breaststroke to tie Jenna Laukkanen for the top spot in the world rankings…
Olivia Anderson won women’s 800-metre freestyle on Sunday for her second gold medal of the Canadian Swimming Championships, burnishing her high hopes for the FINA World Junior Swimming Championships.
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Katie McLaughlin secured a big win over a tough field in the women’s 200m freestyle final, sporting a 1:57.55 at the touch to give her the win by over a second and a half.
Kevin Cordes is the biggest name heading to the meet and likely the top seed in the breaststroke events. With the psych sheets not yet released, Cordes’ exact schedule isn’t available, however, he’s likely swimming the three breaststroke events.
Going into the final day of competition there have been 12 swimmers who have guaranteed spots on the worlds team based on Swimming Canada’s priority once selection, and it seems six more could qualify.