Canadian Trials Day 6: Russell breaks another Canadian record


On the final day of Canadian Olympic Trials, Sinead Russell smashed her Canadian record in the 200 backstroke, managing a 2:08.04 where her record from Shanghai 2011 was 2:08.80. Hilary Caldwell also went under the Olympic qualification standard with a 2:09.14. Brent Hayden qualified in the men’s 50 freestyle with a time of 22.16, Victoria Poon with a 25.03 in the women’s 50 freestyle, Andrew Ford with a 2:01.18 in the men’s 200 IM, and Ryan Cochrane with a 15:09.80 in the 1500 freestyle. Read more here on and see result lists here.

A total of 31 swimmers are nominated to the Canadian Olympic team:

Men (13): Joe Bartoch, London, Ont. (100 butterfly); Ryan Cochrane, Victoria (400 freestyle); Scott Dickens, Burlington, Ont. (100 breaststroke, 200 breaststroke); Andrew Ford, Guelph, Ont. (200 IM) Charles Francis, Cowansville, Que. (100 backstroke); Thomas Gossland, Vancouver (4X100 freestyle relay); Brent Hayden, Vancouver (100 freestyle, 4X100 freestyle relay); Richard Hortness, Medicine Hat, Alta. (4X100 freestyle relay); Tobias Oriwol, Toronto (200 backstroke); Alec Page, Victoria (400 IM); Colin Russell, Burlington, Ont., (4X100 freestyle relay); David Sharpe, Halifax (200 buttefly); Blake Worsley, Victoria (200 freestyle).

Women (18): Hilary Caldwell, Surrey, B.C. (200 backstroke); Samantha Cheverton, Pointe-Claire, Que. (200 freestyle, 4X200 freestyle relay, 4X100 freestyle relay); Stephanie Horner, Beaconsfield, Que. (400 IM); Barbara Jardin, Montreal ( 200 freestyle, 4X200 freestyle relay); Savannah King, Vancouver (400 freestyle, 800 freestyle); Alexa Komarnycky, Etobicoke (800 freestyle); Audrey Lacroix, Montreal (200 butterfly); Brittany MacLean, Etobicoke, Ont. (400 freestyle, 4X200 freestyle relay); Heather MacLean, Etobicoke (4X100 freestyle relay); Martha McCabe, Toronto (200 breaststroke); Victoria Poon, Montreal (4X100 freestyle relay); Erica Morningstar, Calgary (200 IM); Amanda Reason, Windsor, Ont. (4X200 freestyle relay); Katerine Savard, Quebec City (100 butterfly); Sinead Russell, Burlington, Ont. (100 backstroke); Jillian Tyler, Calgary (100 breaststroke); Tera Van Beilen, Oakville, Ont. (100 breaststroke); Julia Wilkinson, Stratford, Ont. (100 backstroke, 100 freestyle, 4X100 freestyle relay and 200 IM).


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