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Olympic and Paralympic Trials – Day 1

May 14, 2024

The 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Trials, Presented by Bell, commenced on May 13th at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre. Multiple Swim BC athletes delivered standout performances on the opening day of competition.

17-year-old Summer McIntosh (Sarasota Sharks) became the first swimmer to earn a nomination status for the Paris Olympics. McIntosh won the women’s 400m freestyle in a world-leading time of 3:59.06, securing her spot on her second Olympic team.

In the men’s 400m freestyle, Jeremy Bagshaw (Island Swimming) finished third with a time of 3:52.87, positioning himself well for his fifth Olympic Trials appearance.

Maggie MacNeil (London Aquatic Club) and Mary-Sophie Harvey (Montreal Aquatic Club) qualified for Paris in the 100m butterfly. MacNeil’s winning time of 56.61 tied her for eighth in the world this season, securing her chance to defend her Olympic gold medal.

Finlay Knox (Scarborough / HPC Vancouver) won the men’s 100m breaststroke in a lifetime best of 1:00.66, putting him in contention for nomination to the men’s 4x100m medley relay.

On the Paralympic side, Sebastian Massibie (Pacific Sea Wolves) broke the World Record in the S4 50m butterfly preliminary with a time of 38.68.

The Swim BC swimmers raced well, earning 14 spots in the A and Junior finals with 6 medals to show for their efforts.

A Finals

Men’s 400 Free                Bronze                  Jeremy Bagshaw, ISC (3:52.87)

Women’s 400 Free       Bronze                   Julia Strojnowska, LOSC (4:11.08)

Men’s Para 50 Fly          Silver                      Sebatian Massibie S4, PSW (39.68)

Men’s Para 100 Fly       Silver                      Fernando Lu S10, LOSC (59.35)

Women’s 100 Fly           4th                         Danielle Hanus, RAPID/HPCVN (58.87)

Women’s 100 Fly           6th                         Leilani Fack, LOSC (59.44)

Men’s 100 Breast          6th                         Justice Migneault, HPCVN (1:01.75)


Junior Finals

Men’s 400 Free             Bronze                  Aiden Kirk, KAJ (3:58.18)

Women’s 400 Free       Bronze                   Ashley Ko, LOSC (4:20.97)

Women’s 400 Free        7th                         Michelle Zeng, WVOSC (4:26.99)

Women’s 400 Free        9th                         Maria Saldana Riebeling, CDSC (4:28.58)

Women’s 100 Fly           9th                         Paige Korbely, HYACK (1:02)

Men’s 100 Breast          7th                         Justin Jung, LOSC (1:05.29)

Men’s 100 Breast          9th                         Ivan Sun, VPSC (1:05.90)

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