Canadian swimmers look to continue World Cup success this weekend in Toronto


The Canadian swim crew has picked up the place it left off after a powerful 12-month stretch marked by success on the Summer Olympics, world championships and Commonwealth Games.

Canada kicked off the FINA World Cup circuit final weekend in Berlin with 10 podium appearances. The nationwide crew will probably be trying to construct on that efficiency this weekend on the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre.

“We continue to push one another and in the end simply continue to problem one another to be higher every day,” stated four-time Olympic medallist Kylie Masse. “When you are doing that and everyone seems to be pushing the boundaries consistently, it is superb.”

Masse, a local of LaSalle, Ont., is coming off a World Cup victory in the ladies’s 50-metre backstroke. She added silver in the 100 and 200.

The 26-year-old has reached the rostrum at each main meet she has entered relationship again to the 2016 Rio Olympics. She’s feeling recharged after taking a full month off over the summer season.

“I discover it actually motivating to find a way to mirror upon that there are a number of issues for me to work on,” she stated. “So I’m excited (for the) problem over these subsequent couple meets and this fall.”

Toronto’s Summer McIntosh is one other headliner amongst a Canadian contingent that features Maggie Mac Neil of London, Ont., Toronto’s Javier Acevedo, Tessa Cieplucha of Georgetown, Ont., and Markham, Ont., native Josh Liendo.

International stars like Australia’s Kyle Chalmers, American Hali Flickinger and defending males’s World Cup total sequence winner Matthew Sates of South Africa are additionally in the sector.

Penny Oleksiak of Toronto, who continues to be recovering from knee surgical procedure, is not going to compete.

About 1,000 swimmers from 60 international locations will race for US$224,000 in prize cash on the occasion, which begins Friday morning and continues by way of Sunday.

McIntosh loved a breakout efficiency on the venue final summer season on the Olympic Trials. She gained gold in the 200- and 800-metre freestyle to qualify for the Games as a 14-year-old.

In Tokyo, McIntosh simply missed the rostrum in the 400 free and 4×200 relay. She gained gold in the 200 butterfly and 200 IM on the world championships in Budapest final August.

“She has a maturity about her and she or he is aware of what she desires,” stated Suzanne Paulins, Swimming Canada’s operations and sport improvement director. “She simply appears to get after it.”

Canada gained 20 swimming medals on the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England, a couple of weeks after an 11-medal haul on the worlds.

Canada gained six swimming medals finally yr’s Tokyo Games.

“You guys are undoubtedly doing it proper,” Chalmers stated of the nationwide program. “And it is thrilling to have somebody like Summer coming by way of who’s a as soon as in a generation-type athlete and goes to have an incredible profession.”

There are 21 Canadian crew members set to compete this weekend. Heats are scheduled for Friday morning and the ladies’s 50 free will kick off the finals in the night.

Indianapolis will host the following World Cup cease from Nov. 3-5.

FINA World Cup dwell streaming schedule

  • Friday, Oct. 28: Morning Session (9:28 a.m. ET), Evening Session (5:53 p.m. ET)
  • Saturday, Oct. 29: Morning Session (9:28 a.m. ET), Evening Session (5:53 p.m. ET)
  • Sunday, Oct. 30: Morning Session (9:28 a.m. ET), Evening Session (5:53 p.m. ET)


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