Four records for Scarborough swimmer at English nationals
Swimming Canada – SHEFFIELD, England – Kayla Sanchez set four records as the High Performance Centre – Ontario opened the Swim England National Winter Championships Friday.
The 17-year-old from Scarborough, Ont., is making the most of her last month of eligibility for world junior records – setting new short-course standards for under-18 women in the 200-m individual medley, and 100-m freestyle. Sanchez won 100 free in 51.45 and the 200 IM in 2:04.64.
Both times are also Canadian senior records: The 200 IM more than two seconds faster than Erica Morningstar’s seven-year-old Canadian senior mark of 2:06.97, and the 100 free more than half a second under Penny Oleksiak’s 52.01 that earned her bronze in the 2016 FINA World Championships (25m) in Windsor, Ont. Sanchez matched that time in the morning heats.
Oleksiak, the 100 free Olympic champion from Toronto, came third in 52.32.
Their teammate Yuri Kisil of Calgary also swam his way to the podium, winning the men’s 50-m freestyle in 21.52. Kierra Smith of Kelowna, B.C., came third in the women’s 100-m breaststroke in 1:06.15.
The biggest English swimming meet of the winter months runs through Sunday in Sheffield, England.
For full results, visit: https://swimmingresults.org.uk/swimming/results/2018/sesc18/