Canadian record for Katerine Savard

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Katerine Savard of Quebec City broke the Canadian record in the women’s 100 butterfly on Friday at the Canadian World Trials. Savard, 17, clocked 57.97 seconds to eclipse the previous national mark of 58.67 set by Audrey Lacroix in July 2009. It was also the fifth fastest time in the world this year and she beat her personal best by one second. “I’m really proud with that performance,” said Savard. “It shows that I’m getting closer to the best in the world but I’ll have to swim even faster to get in the final at the world championships.” Source: swimming.ca.

The competition, which started Wednesday, is determining Swimming Canada’s team for the 2011 FINA World Championships this summer in Shanghai, China. On Friday, the team list grew to 28 with one day of racing left.

Day 3 qualifiers

  • Samantha Cheverton (23) – 200 freestyle – 1:58.80
  • Barbara Jardin (19) – 200 freestyle – 1:59.25
  • Colin Russel (26) – 200 freestyle – 1:49.18
  • Chad Bobrosky (18) – 200 freestyle – 1:49.34
  • Blake Worsley (23) – 200 freestyle – 1:50.94
  • Julia Wilkson (23) – 100 backstroke – 1:00.39
  • Sinead Russell (17) – 100 backstroke – 1:00.76
  • Tobias Oriwol (25) – 100 backstroke – 55.06
  • Katerine Savard (17) – 100 butterfly – 57.97
  • Joe Bartoch (28) – 100 butterfly – 52.95

Also in the men’s 100 backstroke, Matt Hawes of Ottawa and Charles Francis of Montreal tied for second at 55.10, under the qualifying standard. A swim-off will be held Saturday between Hawes and Francis to determine who gets the second spot in the event.

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