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


  • Thursday, February 22nd – Saturday, February 24th
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • University of Toronto Athletic Centre
  • Prelims: 10 AM / Finals: 6 PM (EST)
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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

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

About James Sutherland

James Sutherland

James is currently a university swimmer for the Laurentian Voyageurs in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. He is studying economics. Along with swimming, he also loves hockey. He's in his 14th season as a competitive swimmer. Best Times - SCM (LCM) 50 FR - 24.56 (25.12) 100 FR - 53.58 (56.70) 200 FR - 1:56.07 (2:04.29) 1500 …

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