2017 LAUSANNE CUP
Swimming at the Lausanne Cup in Switzerland, Taylor Ruck set fire to Hilary Caldwell‘s Canadian record in the 200 backstroke.
Winning the event handily in Lausanne, the 17-year-old swam her way to a 2:01.66, nine tenths faster than Caldwell’s old mark of 2:02.56 from back in 2013.
- First 50: 29.46
- Second 50: 30.97
- Third 50: 31.33
- Fourth 50: 30.80
- First 50: 28.57
- Second 50: 30.50
- Third 50: 30.98
- Fourth 50: 31.61
Ruck swam it differently from Caldwell, charging out hard and holding on during the back-half, and the strategy paid off for her.
Ruck is still a ways away from world record range, as the fastest time in history belongs to Katinka Hosszu at 1:59.23 from the 2014 World SC Championships.
Just a few days ago, Ruck dropped a 2:06.87 in long course at the English Nationals, coming within a second of Kylie Masse‘s national mark in long course. She also tied the Canadian record in the 200 free at English Nationals a couple of days before that, and dropped a 52.96 100 LC free the same day as her 2:06 200 back.
Ruck is a commit to the Stanford women’s class of 2022 in the NCAA.