WATCH: Kylie Masse Breaks Canadian 50 Back Record (The First Time)

2018 U SPORTS SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • Thursday, February 22nd – Saturday, February 24th
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • University of Toronto Athletic Centre
  • Prelims: 10 AM / Finals: 6 PM (EST)
  • SCM (25m)
  • Championship Central
  • Live Results
  • Live Webcast (Finals)
  • Defending Men’s & Women’s Champions: UBC Thunderbirds

Kylie Masse of the Toronto Varsity Blues broke the SCM Canadian Record in the 50 back twice on Thursday at the U SPORTS Championships (Canadian University Championships) in Toronto, first in prelims (26.24), and then again in the final (26.15).

Below, check out a video of her preliminary swim:

Masse’s prelim swim broke her previous national record of 26.34, set at the 2016 Short Course World Championships in Windsor.

After finishing as the runner-up in this event in her first year, Masse now has three consecutive Canadian University titles in the event. She also completed a career grand slam, four straight wins, in both the 50 and 100 back at the Ontario Championships a few weeks ago. She’ll seek a third consecutive Canadian title in the 100 back tonight, and look to challenge her national record of 56.02. She qualified 1st this morning in a time of 57.80, and will also likely swim on Toronto’s 4×200 free relay at finals.

Along with her 50 back gold on night 1, Masse also won the 100 fly in a new championship record of 57.52, and added a silver on the 400 free relay where she had the second fastest split in the field at 53.00. For a full recap of day 1 at the meet, click here.

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Steve Swims
2 years ago

For a 50, who likes to do less dolphin kicks, more dolphin kicks, or the same amount as any other race? Comment below.

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James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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