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
The second night of racing at the 2021 Canadian Olympic Swimming Trials concluded and based on our predictions, Canada has gotten up to 11 individual event qualifiers for Tokyo 2020.
2021 CANADIAN OLYMPIC ROSTER THROUGH DAY 2
Note: This is a presumptive list based on results from the 2021 Canadian Olympic Trials and has not yet been made official by Swimming Canada
Canadian Olympic Swimming Roster 2021 (Pre-Trials):
- Kylie Masse – 100/200 backstroke
- Maggie MacNeil – 100 butterfly
- Penny Oleksiak – 200 freestyle
- Sydney Pickrem – 200/400 IM, 200 breaststroke
- Taylor Ruck – 100 freestyle/100 backstroke
- Markus Thormeyer – 100/200 backstroke
- Cole Pratt – 100 backstroke
- Katerine Savard – 100 butterfly
- Josh Liendo – 100 butterfly
- Summer McIntosh – 200/400 freestyle
- Kelsey Wog – 100 Breaststroke
Kelsey Wog posted a 1:06.77 in the women’s 100 breaststroke to get under the 1:07.07 FINA A cut and qualify for her first-ever Olympic team.
That means that neither woman is likely to return to the team in 100 breast, missing out on a shot at improving upon their finishes in Rio. At the 2016 Games, Nicol placed 5th overall in the event with a 1:06.68 while Smith finished in 18th with a 1:07.41.
Smith will have another chance at qualification and is entered as third seed in the 200 breast behind Wog and pre-selected Sydney Pickrem. Nicol on the other hand is not entered to swim any more events.
The major storyline, however, to come out of the session was 14-year-old Summer McIntosh‘s monster 1:56.19 200 freestyle. That swim for McIntosh is a world-class swim in its own right, let alone for a 14-year-old.
- Read more about McIntosh’s 200 freestyle swim here.
That swim for McIntosh was well under the 1:57.28 FINA A cut, meaning that she looks to have added her name to the Olympic roster in the event. That could be the second event she’s qualified to swim in Tokyo as her season-best of 4:05.13 is under the FINA A and no women who raced the event on day 1 got under the required 4:07.90.
In addition to McIntosh, Penny Oleksiak will race the 200 freestyle individually in Tokyo, having been pre-selected for the event earlier this year.
Since Canada has qualified to race the 4×200 freestyle it is likely that at least 2 of the 3rd – 6th place finishers will be added to the roster in that relay. Those 4 women who filled out the top 6 were Rebecca Smith (1:57.76), Katerine Savard (1:57.79), Mary-Sophie Harvey (1:58.70), and Kayla Sanchez (1:58.81).
Of those 4 potential additions to the 4×200 freestyle relay team, Savard is the only current Olympic qualifier after placing 2nd in the 100 butterfly on day 1.
Gabe Mastromatteo is also now on the maybe list for Tokyo as he missed as he hit a 1:00.75 to win the final and was faster in the morning with a 1:00.11. He took gold but both swims were above the 59.93 Olympic cut.
Mastromatteo likely won’t swim the event individually but could still be named to the team for the men’s 4×100 medley relay.
There was a solid race in the men’s 200 freestyle and 3 men cracked 1:50 but nobody hit the FINA A standard of 1:57.02, meaning that no one will make the team for that event.