2023 Canadian Trials: Day 5 Finals Live Recap

By Ben Dornan on SwimSwam


March 28 – April 2, 2023
Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre – Toronto, Ontario
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As is the case whenever she is set to race, all eyes will be on Summer McIntosh tonight. She is the top seed in the 400 IM and is on high alert for a world junior record and maybe even a world record. Her best time is a 4:28.61 from December 2022, which is the current world junior record and only seconds away from Katinka Hosszu‘s 4:26.36.

Before McIntosh’s swim, we will see Kylie Masse, Ella Varga, Ingrid Wilm, and others face off in the 200 backstrokes, each trying to hit the 2:11.08 FINA A standard. Then it’ll be the men’s 200 backstroke where Richie Stokes holds the top seed courtesy of his 1:59.55 morning swim. The fourth event of the meet is the men’s 400 IM and then we’ll close out with the multi-class 150 and 200 IMs.

Women’s 200 Backstroke Final

World Record: 2:03.14, Kaylee McKeown (Australia) – 2023
Canadian Record: 2:05.42, Kylie Masse – 2021
FINA ‘A’ Cut: 2:11.08

Kylie Masse – 2:07.13
Ingrid Wilm – 2:10.19
Ella Varga – 2:11.22

Two-time Olympian Kylie Masse was the favorite in this event and pulled off the win by swimming a . Masse’s Canadian record in this event comes from her swim at the Tokyo Olympics two years ago when she won a silver medal. This 2:07.13 is Masse’s 10th-fastest swim in her career and makes her the 3rd-fastest woman in the world this year.

2022-2023 LCM Women 200 Back

WR 2:03.142Regan
SMITH USA2:05.2812/033Kylie
McINTOSH CAN2:07.1512/035Liu
YaxinCHN2:07.3503/21View Top 26»

Masse is well under the FINA A cut with this swim, which means that she is set to race the backstroke triple at the 2023 World Championships this summer. Also under the FINA A standard was Ingrid Wilm who hit a 2:10.19 for the silver medal. Wilm beat her prelims time of 2:13.67 by more than three seconds and also beat her best time from 2022 of 2:11.61.

Wilm had already qualified for the 100 backstroke this summer and has added a second event to her lineup with this swim.

Ella Varga was the second seed heading into the A final, having swum a 2:12.18 in the morning. While she improved upon her time and was less than a second slower than Wilm, she missed the FINA A cut by 0.14 seconds here. This is a new PB for Varga who came into the meet with a 2:11.95.

Delia Lloyd of ESwim placed 4th overall in the final with a 2:14.24 and Jordan Greber wasn’t too fat behind with her time of 2:14.53 for 5th place.

Men’s 200 Backstroke Final

World Record: 1:51.92, Aaron Peirsol (USA) – 2009
Canadian Record: 1:56.96, Markus Thormeyer – 2019
FINA ‘A’ Cut: 1:58.07

Women’s 400 IM Final

World Record: 4:26.36, Katinka Hosszu (Hungary) – 2016
Canadian Record: 4:28.61, Summer McIntosh – 2022
FINA ‘A’ Cut: 4:43.06

Men’s 400 IM Final

World Record: 4:03.84, Michael Phelps (USA) – 2008
Canadian Record: 4:11.41, Brian Johns – 2008
FINA ‘A’ Cut: 4:17.48

Para Women’s 150 IM Final

Para Women’s 200 IM Final

Para Men’s 200 IM Final

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