Kylie Masse of the Windsor Essex Swim Team and the University of Toronto made a statement this morning with a huge 59.17 performance that broke the Canadian record and sets her up as the top seed heading into tonight’s final.
World Championship bronze medalist Emily Overholt will swim her first race of the trials this morning in the women’s 400 IM prelims.
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.
For the first time since the 1992-93 season the University of Toronto Varsity Blues men’s and women’s swim teams both won the CIS Championships.
The UBC women and Toronto men will look to increase their leads in the 2nd finals session of the 2016 CIS Championships.
University of Toronto swimmer Kylie Masse broke her first long course Canadian national record tonight at the CIS Championships en route to a victory by over a second.
Kylie Masse is the clear favourite in the 50m backstroke after her performance this morning. Masse was just seven one-hundredths off her Canadian record of 26.65, going a 26.72 to take the top seed by over a second.
Kylie Masse on the podium after setting the 50m backstroke Canadian record en route to gold in the 200m medley relay.
Kylie Masse broke a senior Canadian record on the first night of the Ontario University Championships at Western University Thursday, taking the win in the 100m backstroke by over four-seconds with a 56.55 performance.
Kylie Masse of the University of Toronto broke the Canadian record in the 50 backstroke
Chase Kalisz went head-to-head with North Baltimore teammate Michael Phelps, roaring home on the last 50 to win this morning’s 200m IM in 2:02.42.
Ludlow delivered by posting a winning time of 4:14.86, passing 15-year-old Molly Gowans of University of Victoria-Pacific Swim Club in the final quarter. Gowans earned silver in 4:15.15.
Lindsay Vrooman won the first of two individual gold medals for the United States tonight with a win in the 800 free.
Holly Barratt of Australia was able to get her hand on the wall first to win the women’s 50 backstroke with a 28.04.
Rachel Bootsma and Liz Pelton will represent Team USA in the final of the women’s 100 backstroke today.