Wilm Hits 27.8 50 Back, Closes 200 In 30.2 To Conclude Edmonton Keyano Meet

2022 EDMONTON KEYANO INTERNATIONAL

  • July 7-10, 2022
  • Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Kinsmen Sport Centre
  • LCM (50m)
  • Meet Central
  • Psych Sheets
  • Results on Meet Mobile: “Edmonton Keyano International 2022”

Canadian World Championship team member Ingrid Wilm was a busy swimmer on the final night of action at the 2022 Edmonton Keyano International meet on Sunday, racing three times in an approximate 90-minute span.

Wilm, who led off Cascade Swim Club’s winning women’s 200 medley relay in 27.83 on Friday, essentially matched that opening up the mixed 200 medley two nights later, clocking 27.84 to catapult the team toward victory.

Wilm set a best time of 27.39 in the 50 back last month at the World Championships in Budapest, missing a medal by three one-hundredths of a second in the final to place fourth.

The 24-year-old was joined by Kameron Brill (29.26), Addison Butler (25.61) and Payton Kelly (26.18) as Cascade won the mixed medley relay in a time of 1:49.26, with Edmonton Keyano taking second in 1:51.97.

Wilm then took on the 200 back and used the opportunity to work on her closing speed.

She had gone 2:21.24 in the prelims with a closing 50 split of 30.65, and implemented a similar strategy in the final, ultimately touching first in a time of 2:17.78 after coming back in a scintillating 30.20.

To put that into context, Wilm swam her personal best time of 59.54 in the 100 back at Worlds with a back-half split of 30.77. Only two swimmers in the World Championship final of the 100 back (gold medalist Regan Smith and bronze medalist Claire Curzan) closed quicker than Wilm’s 200 split here.

Known more for her abilities in the sprints, Wilm’s best time in the 200 back stands at 2:11.61, set at the Canadian Trials this past April.

The former UBC Thunderbird’s third race of the night came in the 50 free, where she finished fifth in 26.84.

Edmonton Keyano teammates Teagan Vander Leek (26.13) and Christey Liang (26.17) went 1-2 in the event, with Vander Leek narrowly missing her PB and Liang having hit a best time in the heats at 26.12.

Another true standout on the final day for the women was Emma Finlin, as the Edmonton Keyano swimmer doubled with victories in the 1500 freestyle and 200 IM.

Finlin, 17, dominated the 1500 in a time of 16:55.58, nearly even-splitting her way to victory with 750 splits of 8:27.36/8:28.22.

Finlin was third in the event at the 2022 Canadian Swimming Trials in April, clocking a best of 16:42.09.

She followed that win up by claiming the 200 IM in 2:20.91, using a 40.07 breast split to pull away from EKSC teammate Naomi Slee, who was the runner-up in 2:23.12.

Finlin’s PB in the 200 IM stands at 2:18.67, set in March.

OTHER WINNERS

  • Calgary Patriot Swim Club’s Matthew Avey produced the fastest time in the men’s 200 back from the 15-year-old category, clocking 2:16.71 to near his PB of 2:16.23 from April’s Western Canadian Championships. Avey also topped the 15-year-olds in the 50 free in 25.58, finishing the meet with seven individual gold medals.
  • The Red Deer Catalina Swim Club swept the podium in the 16 & over 200 back, with Noah Thomas leading the way in 2:17.30.
  • University of Manitoba swimmer Daniel Boguski won bronze in the 50 fly, silver in the 100 free, and then finally got his hand on the wall first to claim gold in the 50 free on Sunday, blasting a time of 23.63 to near his season-best of 23.56 from the Canadian Trials in April. Boguski’s best time of 23.33 was set in 2019.
  • Cascade Swim Club’s Addison Butler, a University of Calgary commit, topped the 200 IM in 2:11.25, three-tenths shy of his PB set earlier this year.
  • Edmonton Keyano’s Joshua Baldwin cruised to victory in the men’s 1500 free in a time of 16:36.38, having set a best of 16:19.60 at the Trials in April.

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Snarky
2 months ago

Floating a 150 and closing super fast isn’t that impressive.

SwimmerNotSwammer
Reply to  Snarky
2 months ago

Yeah I wasn’t trying to be rude but I kind of felt that way as well. Good for her though that she was able to close so fast!

Last edited 2 months ago by SwimmerNotSwammer
2Fat4Speed
2 months ago

I guess that is cool. But why swim it like that?

zdhamme86
Reply to  2Fat4Speed
2 months ago

Idk, it’d be kind of fun to swim an easy 150 and then see how fast I could bring it home.

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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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