2021 CANADIAN OLYMPIC SWIMMING TRIALS
Day 3 of 5 ended at the 2021 Canadian Olympic Trials and another NUMBER swimmers joined the country’s roster for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics this summer.
2021 CANADIAN OLYMPIC LINEUP THROUGH DAY 3
Note: This is a presumed list based on the results of the 2021 Canadian Olympic Trials and has not yet been formalized by Swimming Canada
2021 Canadian Olympic Swimming Training (Preliminary Trials):
In the men’s 50 freestyle, Josh Liendo and Brent Hayden scored a brace and both fell below the FINA A standard of 22.01. Hayden took first place with a 21.82 while Liendo followed with a 21.90.
This sprinting duo is especially noteworthy considering the fact that Josh Liendo was only one month old when Brent Hayden won his first major international Olympic medal.
Hayden raced for Canada at the 2002 Commonwealth Games and finished on the podium in the men’s 4 × 100 freestyle alongside Craig Hutchinson, Matthew Rose and Rick Say. This race was held on July 30, 2002 and almost a month later Josh Liendo was born on August 20, 2002.
Fast forward 19 years and the 2 men finished in the top 2 in the men’s 50 freestyle and will likely be nominated to the Canadian Olympic team. This is Liendo’s second qualification to date, on top of his victory in the 100 butterfly. Hayden hopes to add the 100 freestyle to his schedule later this week.
In addition to Hayden, Finlay Knox added his name to the squad on Matchday 3, winning the men’s 200 IM in 1: 58.07 for a new national record. This swim was under the FINA A cut of 1: 59.67, meaning Knox will race for Canada at the Tokyo Games.
Sydney Pickrem won the women’s 200 IM with a time of 2: 09.24 to assert her preselection in the event and Kelsey Wog won the silver medal with a time of 2: 10.21 to add the event to her lineup Olympic. On the second day of the race, Wog swam to victory in the 100 breaststroke to qualify for the team.
In the women’s 50 freestyle, Kayla Sanchez took the win with a 24.66 to narrowly beat the FINA A standard in 24.77 and add her name to the roster. This race was an improvement on his best time of 24.81 last month.
Finally, Summer McIntosh added the 800 freestyle to her Olympic program by swimming a time of 8: 29.48 for the gold medal. It is well under her PB of 8: 35.12 that she swam a few weeks ago and which places her under the 8: 33.36 FINA A.