2022 Canadian Trials: Day 1 Finals Reside Recap – SwimSwam

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The first finals session of the 2022 Canadian Trials is right here, and with it we’ll see finals of the ladies’s and males’s 200 IM, 100 again, and 400 IM, plus the para 50 breast and 100 breast.

The subject was tight within the girls’s 200 IM this morning, with Mary-Sophie Harvey posting the highest time with a 2:13.41. Sydney Pickrem and Bailey Andison are the one swimmers within the subject who’ve been beneath 2:10 within the occasion earlier than, so we’ll see if they’ll clinch the World Champs roster spots right here tonight.

Kylie Masse wasted no time this morning, swimming the #2 time on this planet this 12 months to steer the ladies’s 100 again. Conversely, 15-year-old Summer McIntosh swam a relaxed trying 4:08 to steer the ladies’s 400 free this morning, so we’ll be searching for her to get down nearer to her 4:02.42 Canadian Record tonight.



  1. Jacob Brayshaw (KISU), SB2 – 2:00.01

Jacob Brayshaw downed his morning time by 4.33 seconds to earn the nationwide title within the males’s 50 breast.



  1. Tess Routliffe (UL), SB7 – 1:33.80
  2. Katarina Roxon (AASC), SB9 – 1:25.03
  3. Abi Tripp (CNQ), SB7 – 1:36.44

Final outcomes are decided by the factors, somewhat than last time in para swimming. The factors system is predicated off how shut the swimmer will get to the World Record for every class. That being stated, Tess Routliffe took 3 seconds off her prelims efficiency, swimming a 1:33.80 to win the title.



  1. Nicholas Bennett (RAC), SB14 – 1:05.65
  2. James Leroux (UL), SB9 – 1:11.81
  3. Jagdev Gill (UCRO), SB9 – 1:16.60

After breaking the Canadian Record this morning, Nicholas Bennett almost did it once more, taking the title in 1:05.65.


  • World Record – 2:06.12, Katinka Hosszu, 2015
  • Canadian Record – 2:08.61, Sydney Pickrem, 2019
  • FINA ‘A’ Standard – 2:12.98


  1. Sydney Pickrem (TSC) – 2:10.58
  2. Mary-Sophie Harvey (CAMO) – 2:10.98
  3. Tessa Cieplucha (MAC) – 2:12.03

Youngster Ashley McMillan pushed the tempo early, getting out to a lead on fly with a speedy 27.60 break up, then increasing her lead on the backstroke leg. Veterans Sydney Pickrem and Mary-Sohpie Harvey have been capable of run McMillan down on the breast leg, nevertheless, each turning forward of McMillan for freestyle. Tessa Cieplucha made a late cost, however was unable to rise up with the main duo. She did, nevertheless, get in forward of McMillan, who completed 4th in 2:13.02.

Canadian Record holder Sydney Pickrem acquired the job achieved, taking up on the breaststroke leg and battling Mary-Sophie Harvey into the end. Pickrem’s time tonight is the quickest time within the World in 2022, whereas Harvey’s is sweet for 4th. For the 2021-2022 season, which started on Septemeber 1, 2021, Pickrem’s time is third on this planet, Harvey sixth.

Notably, each Mary-Sophie Harvey and Ashley McMillan are slated to race within the A last of the 100 again later within the session.


  • World Record – 1:54.00, Ryan Lochte, 2011
  • Canadian Record – 1:58.07, Finlay Knox, 2021
  • FINA ‘A’ Standard – 1:59.76


  1. Finlay Knox (SCAR) – 1:57.50
  2. Collyn Gagne (SFA) – 2:00.37
  3. Benjamin Loewen (CREST) – 2:03.48

Finlay Knox acquired out to the early lead, getting himself beneath Canadian Record tempo on the primary 50 of the race. He then clocked a 30.06 backstroke break up to get himself beneath the Canadian Record by 6-tenths on the midway mark. A 34.50 breast break up and 28.23 free break up acquired Knox into the end in 1:57.50, bringing the Canadian Record beneath 1:58 for the primary time.

Collyn Gagne put collectively an important again half, even barely out-splitting Knox on breaststroke with a 34.26. He posted an enormous new private finest of two:00.37. Unfortunately, his time wasn’t beneath the FINA ‘A’ minimize of 1:59.76, so he gained’t be on the World Champs roster within the occasion.


  • World Record – 57.45, Kaylee McKeown, 2021
  • Canadian Record – 57.70, Kylie Masse, 2021
  • FINA ‘A’ Standard – 1:00.59


  1. Kylie Masse (TSC) – 58.48
  2. Taylor Ruck (SCAR) – 59.67
  3. Ingrid Wilm (CASC) – 59.75

Canadian Record holder Kylie Masse left little doubt that she can be punching her ticket to the World Champs on this occasion, getting out to a lead virtually instantly. After swimming the #2 time on this planet this 12 months in prelims (58.41), Masse matched the swim, coming in at 58.48 tonight.

Taylor Ruck swam a reasonably lackluster 1:00.73 in prelims this morning, however was capable of flip it on tonight, edging out Ingrid Wilm on the end. Ruck swam a 59.67, simply forward of Wilm’s 59.75.

Notably, Mary-Sophie Harvey displayed her toughness, coming again after qualifying for the World Champs group within the 200 IM shortly earlier than. She raced to a 4th place end with a 1:00.90.


  • World Record – 51.85, Ryan Murphy, 2016
  • Canadian Record – 53.35, Markus Thormeyer, 2019
  • FINA ‘A’ Standard – 54.03


  1. Javier Acevedo (MAC) – 54.37
  2. Blake Tierney (GOLD) – 54.62
  3. Tayden De Pol (UBCT) – 55.87

It was a decent end between Javier Acevedo and Blake Tierney, with Acevedo getting his hand on the wall first in 54.37. The time matches Acevedo’s 2021 season better of 54.31.

Unfortunately, not one of the males on this last have been beneath the FINA ‘A’ customary, which means they don’t seem to be eligible to compete within the occasion at World Champs. Acevedo might probably be named to a medley relay, nevertheless, if Canada is ready to qualify one.

It’s price mentioning once more that this race was notably with out Canadian Record holder Markus Thormeyer, and rising star Cole Pratt, each of whom stood wonderful probabilities of qualifying for Worlds.

In the B last, Polish swimmer Kacper Stokowski, who trains at NC State University within the U.S., edged out Greek nationwide Evangelos Makrygiannis on the end. Stokowski clo0cked a 54.17, Makrygiannis 54.43.


  • World Record – 3:56.46, Katie Ledecky, 2016
  • Canadian Record – 4:02.42, Summer McIntosh, 2021
  • FINA ‘A’ Standard – 4:10.57


  1. Summer McIntosh (ESWIM) – 4:01.59
  2. Katrina Bellio (ESWIM) – 4:11.06
  3. Ella Jansen (ESWIM) – 4:11.15

15-year-old phenom Summer McIntosh broke the 2nd Candian Record of the session, roaring to a 4:01.59. With the swim, McIntosh has not turn into the quickest Canadian ever by a bigger margin, she’s now risen to #11 all-time within the occasion worldwide. McIntosh’s time places her third on this planet this 12 months, behind solely Ariarne Titmus and Katie Ledecky, the highest two performers all-time within the occasion.

Behind McIntosh, it was the guy junior swimmers who confirmed out. Katrina Bellio clocked a private better of 4:11.06 to complete 2nd, whereas Ella Jasen swam took 5 seconds off her private finest to complete third in 4:11.15

Emma O’Croinin, the #2 seed coming into the meet, and the one swimmer outdoors of McIntosh who has been beneath 4:10 earlier than, swam a 4:15.14 tonight.


  • World Record – 3:40.07, Paul Biedermann, 2009
  • Canadian Record – 3:43.46, Ryan Cochrane, 2014
  • FINA ‘A’ Standard – 3:48.15


  1. Jeremy Bagshaw (ISC) – 3:52.01
  2. Alex Axon (MAC) – 3:52.07
  3. Eric Brown (PCSC) – 3:52.70

In an absolute barnburner, Jeremy Bagshaw simply managed to get his hand on the wall first, swimming a 3:52.01. The veteran was 1.64 seconds sooner than this morning, successful the nationwide title. Unfortunately, the FINA ‘A’ customary sits at 3:48.15, nicely forward of anybody within the subject tonight.

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