2021 CANADIAN OLYMPIC SWIMMING TRIALS
- June 19 – June 23, 2021
- Toronto, Ontario
- Toronto Pan Am Sport Centre
- Long Course Meters (50m)
- Olympic Qualifying Event
- Swimming Canada Olympic Selection Criteria
- Meet Package
- Psych Sheets
- Live results
Following this morning’s 200 freestyle heats, where Taylor Ruck surprisingly missed the final, Day 2 prelims resumed at the Canadian Olympic Trials in the early afternoon with the women’s and men’s 100 breaststroke.
Women’s 100 Breast
Kelsey Wog paced the women’s race in a time of 1:06.92, getting under the FINA ‘A’ cut of 1:07.07 in what was the second-fastest swim of her career.
Wog, 22, swam her lifetime best of 1:06.44 at the 2020 Canadian University Championships (U SPORTS), which ranks her as the second-fastest Canadian of all-time. Annamay Pierse holds the super-suited National Record of 1:05.74 from 2009.
Wog placed sixth in the 200 breast at the 2019 World Championships, which would’ve earned her an early nomination to the Canadian Olympic team had Sydney Pickrem not finished ahead of her in the bronze medal position. (Swimming Canada nominated the top-ranked Canadian in each final of an Olympic event at the 2019 World Championships.)
Now Wog has positioned herself to qualify for her first Olympic team, sitting eight-tenths clear of the next-fastest qualifier, 2016 Olympic finalist Rachel Nicol (1:07.73).
Avery Wiseman, an Alabama commit out of the Olympian Swim Club in Edmonton, hit her first best time in the event since 2018 to qualify third, clocking 1:07.86.
Pickrem, who has been named to the Olympic team in the 200 breast, 200 IM and 400 IM, sits fourth in 1:08.30.
Men’s 100 Breast
19-year-old Gabe Mastromatteo dropped over half a second to lead the men’s 100 breast prelims in a time of 1:00.19, moving him up from sixth to third all-time among Canadian men.
Mastromatteo’s previous best sat at 1:00.69, set at the 2019 World Junior Championships where he finished fourth overall.
The University of Toronto swimmer is now less than two tenths outside of the Olympic-qualifying time of 59.93.
All-Time Canadian Rankings, Men’s 100 Breaststroke (LCM)
- Scott Dickens, 59.85 – 2012 Olympic Games
- Richard Funk, 59.89 – 2017 World Championships
- Gabe Mastromatteo, 1:00.19 – 2021 Canadian Olympic Trials
- Mathieu Bois, 1:00.23 – 2009 World Championships
- Jason Block, 1:00.59 – 2016 Canadian Olympic Trials
- Paul Kornfeld, 1:00.65 – 2009 Canadian World Championship Trials
- Morgan Knabe, 1:00.70 – 2003 (Time Trial)
- James Dergousoff, 1:00.94 – 2021 Canadian Olympic Trials
- Mike Brown, 1:00.98 – 2008 Olympic Games
- Ashton Baumann, 1:01.08 – 2016 Canadian Olympic Trials
Tonight’s finals featuring the 200 freestyle and 100 breaststroke for both men and women will begin at 5:30 ET. Follow along with SwimSwam’s live recap to stay on top of all of the action.