Summer McIntosh caps historic week at national trials with Canadian junior world records in 200m freestyle

Summer McIntosh capped off one of the most impressive swimming meets of all time by setting another junior and Canadian world record at the national trials.

A night after breaking an electrifying world record in the 400m individual medley, McIntosh swam his way to another memorable race, this time in the 200m freestyle.

The 16-year-old phenom lowered his records with a time of 1:53.91 Sunday night at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre.

“I mean I’m pretty exhausted at this point but it’s been great fun competing in my home pool with all the Canadians in the stands and honestly the only reason I can do it is because of everything. the world around me, my teammates, friends, my family and my coaches,” McIntosh said.

“It was quite difficult. I tried to leave everything in the pool. Overall I’m quite happy with the race. There are always things to improve but to finish this week this way I’m overall happy.”

WATCH | McIntosh breaks his own records in the 200m freestyle:

More records fall at Canadian Swim Trials thanks to Summer McIntosh

Summer McIntosh broke the Canadian and world junior record on Sunday, this time in the 200-metre freestyle with a time of 1:53.91.

In his five events this week, McIntosh broke five world junior and Canadian records, including two world records.

“Learning to recover between events with this great lineup. It’s not just about recovering physically but also mentally. You don’t want to hover too high or too long because it can really distract you. You just want to stay as cool as possible,” McIntosh said.

She started the event by breaking the world record for the 400m freestyle, stopping the clock in 3:56.08, breaking the record held by Ariarne Titmus of Australia.

McIntosh is the first swimmer in history to simultaneously hold the world records for the 400m freestyle and the 400m individual medley in the long course.

WATCH | Relive McIntosh’s 400m individual medley world record by the pool, with his family in the stands:

Check out Summer McIntosh’s 2nd world record by the pool, with her family in the stands

Canada’s Summer McIntosh broke the 400m individual medley world record at the swim trials in Toronto, her second world record of the week.

On Thursday night, McIntosh broke his own junior world record in the 200m individual medley. Her time of 2:06.89 yesterday would have won gold at the world championships last summer. He would also have won gold at the Tokyo Olympics by over a second.

On Friday night, McIntosh set a world junior and Canadian record in the 200m butterfly.

His time of 2:04.70 broke his previous record (2:05.05) set earlier this month.

The swimmer who has been called a once-in-a-generation talent certainly lived up to that billing after unforgettable national trials.

“It’s amazing to have all the Canadians in the stands. I feel all their support and I just want to thank everyone for supporting and encouraging me. It really means the world,” McIntosh said.

Now she is aiming for the world championships this summer in Japan.

“Just keep training hard. Learn from this competition, put your head down and get ready for the world championships.”

WATCH | What McIntosh’s 400m freestyle world record looked like from the side of the pool:

Live the moment by the pool, when Summer McIntosh broke the 400m freestyle world record

Feel like you’re right next to Summer McIntosh as she breaks her first world record at age 16 at the Canadian National Swim Trials.

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